Monday, February 22, 2016

Go Film

At the end of the summer I made this lovely blouse from the finest lightweight cotton I ever bought.. A year earlier I found this fabric in a store, only 70 cm length was left.. I wasn’t sure should I buy it or not.. That particular fabric store has a bad policy of not giving any discount on last remaining pieces on the role, and the fabric was a bit expensive for my budget.. I loved the print and the colors very much, so I decided to buy it.. I was sure that I’ll find a blouse pattern for such a small amount of fabric.. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Take Your Time

I really love making dresses from plaid fabrics.. I was happy when I found three pieces of this lovely soft cotton fabric in remnant bin.. Two pieces of 0.5 m of length, and the third one was about 0.65 m.. Color combo is also great, gray and navy with fuchsia and a bit of white and yellow.. I only needed to figure out which pattern would be most suitable to use.. 

The pattern #123 from Burda 08/2015 was the best match.. This kind of a silhouette is not something I usually sew, but I wanted to give it a try.. The longest piece of fabric was enough for making a skirt, and other two were perfect for bodice and sleeves.. Also, I had to think about matching the plaid in the best way possible.. Fabric pieces dictated the length of sleeves and skirt.. Sleeves are a bit longer, and the skirt is shorter than suggested in pattern instructions.. I was missing a special detail on my dress, so I drafted a collar..