This is a knit dress made in a heavy french terry, sweatshirt fabric. The pattern is me made with only one little dart to give it a little more shaping sense french terry isn’t a very stretchy knit. This is a quite warm fabric and with a slip, leggings and a cardigan this will be perfect to winter.
I was in need of a black dress and realized that I did not have one that fitted. So I made this one on a very tight deadline. It is made of 100% silk taft. Taft is a very stiff fabric but only in one direction width vise and therefore I cut the pieces the other way so that the stiffens goose length vise. I used my standard (self drafted) bodice but made the neckline lower and squarer. It has an invisible zipper in the side and a black shell button. Did I say that I love it.
The umbrella is the one we used on our wedding day in the morning before the sun arrived, Isn’t in beautiful.
This is made of an amazing light and tightly woven 100% cotton fabric with a silk feeling to it, the only problem with it was the width, it was quite narrow; about 1 meter. I didn’t think of that when I purchased it and therefore did not have enough to lengthen the skirt as much as I wanted. The pattern is Robe Réglisse from DEER and DOE. This is a part of the Fall for Cotton sew-along.
I added darts in the sides of the skirt.
For the next one and there will be a next one i will use the sleeves and collar for one size smaller, to make it lay flat the collar is a cm wider than the neck in the bodice and it was not as smooth as if could have been but that’s my personal preference. I will also make the skirt longer this is a little to short for me to be comfortable without leggings.
Midsummer is a day in celebration of the summer, every one dress up and bind flowers for the hair. The dresses are often withe and light weight often made of linen or thin cotton fabric. This new dress of mine reminds me of midsummer. It it sew by me in a embroidered cotton fabric with a full lining in batiste cotton.
Ymna Sjunger i Hagakyrkan Göteborg 11.00 imorgon Söndag, Britten; kon och lyssna om du är i krokarna.
My new festive dress, made in a 50% cotton 50% silk fabric, and mostly sew by hand. I made my own pattern, so if you wan to make one, you have to make you own pattern to, it is not as hard as you might think, just a lot of fitting and trying on. My next project is my wedding gown and it will be made with the same pattern but in white lace.
There have been a little sewing hear, a lovely loos dress with matching bag. The pattern is from Ottobre 5/2011.
The blue fabric is a secondhand cotton one and the black is cotton/elastan.