I bought this fabric when I was looking for some nice navy blue cotton poplin for a skirt. I didn’t find a nice weight of poplin but walked on this flowery fabric 100% cotton in a light, dense and almost drapey fabric perfect for a 40’s dress and very similar to the fabric on the patterns envelope. I think that the patterning of the fabric makes the beautiful details on the yoke disappear a little too much but it is certainly nice this way too. I used about 2.5 meters of a 112 cm wide cotton print, made the bodice and sleeves exactly as the pattern, but didn’t have enough fabric left for the 6 panel skirt I really wanted so I made a very pleated skirt with 15 pleats on the front and back all in all 30, pointing around in a circle. This is more of a skirt from the early 60’s or 20’s put together with a 40’s bodice and sleeves, but that’s the charm of making your own clothes, you have and opportunity to mix and match all you like.
The pattern is Simplicity 1587 a reprint from the 40’s it has an optional bow with I of course made and pleats surrounding it for the bust shaping. It is unlined and only have a neck facing, I didn’t think of a good way to add a lining because of the complex yoke which is a bit unfortunate for a winter dress. I will make another one in a plain fabric when I find something suitable, hoping for some nice wool suiting.
This is how happy I was about defying the weather to get these photos.
Is one of my favorite colours, it simply feels elegant that said I only own 2 items in this colour the shoes I wore on our wedding day and this new sorbetto. It is made in viscose and probably is the cheapest fabric for an entire project I ever bought, it was the end of the bolt and I got about half of the normal price and the shop owner asked me weather that little could ever become something, but here it is all used up.
This will be perfect with a cardigan now that fall is coming. You can read more of the details in the post about my first sorbetto here. And now I wonder how you are preparing for the change of season?
Having a study free day and spending it sewing I finished the skirt in the morning and the Blouse a few hours later. These areBelcarra blouse by Sewaholic and the Pencil-skirt from Gertie’s new book for better sewing, more information on these tomorrow.
My sailor dress, Robe Reglisse by Deer and Doe and my Featherweight. I have been on a sewing workshop most of the day and wanted some that allowed me to easily try on trousers, since I would be fitting a pair. It was a nice workshop at Frilagret hosed by a talented local tailor, it is part of a workshop series which include the planning, execution, professional fashion photographing and an exhibition of one outfit/person. It has been wonderful to have expert help and especially when fitting trousers that is new on me and rather difficult to fit on your self. The best is that it is all for free, a cultural project for young adults (about 16-30) to get creative.
This is Kimono sleeve dress from Salme Patterns, made in a flowy light rayon. I love it, the fit the colour and the cool and airy feel of it. My husband do not agree, he think it looks like an oversized t-shirt. I think it might be lovely to wear in the summer because of it’s airiness as well as it the winter with a slip underneath. I used french seems for the side and shoulder seems and rolled hem for the neckline and the hem. So what do you think, is it a nice dress or an awful oversized t-shirt that should never be worn?
Peony dress from colette patterns, made in linen, I did not make a muslin, rather considering this as my muslin, and the bust darts are to narrow, the sleeves just a little too tight and the neckline is a bit floppy. but otherwise it is a nice silhouette and I should make another one with some modifications.
I feel a bit like Cinderella at the Princes ball when I’m wearing this. It is made in thai silk that my father bought for me a few years ago, the colour wasn’t great so I over-dyed the fabric before I started cutting. This dress calls for a festive occasion, so it will probably be a visit to the Concert Hall soon. The pattern is my basic bodice with a width long gathered skirt and button up back.
I need a petticoat for this but I didn’t think of it before I saw these pictures.
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.