I made this. For me. The fit was very awkward, so after being remodelled from a tunic length top to a crop top (almost), S has claimed it.
Like all Tessuti patterns, this went together like a dream. The fine linen from Spotlight was also lovely to sew with. The sleeve-y things are a nice design feature – but require thought re: underwear.
Thank you to SewingElle for the pics.
So, I finally got around to making this. For H. In fabric (cotton sateen from Spotlight) she has been coveting for a long time. I did an excellent job if I say so myself (but thanks always to Heather Lou for fabulous patterns) – see lovely deep neckline facing, passable front band thingy, nice hand sewing on inside of front band thingy
And most importantly, pockets:
Here are front and back views with special photo-bombing by Mr B:
Problem – H is not keen on it. “I feel like a nurse”. Did not see that coming. Apparently something to do with the V-neck. It may never be worn in public. Still, I am happy that this went together so well and will make the next version for myself.
Unglamorous title for fabulous frocks!
1/2016 #115 is a re-match – the first time I made it, I didn’t make it long enough and it became a blouse. This time, I was more careful and made a cherry sack dress!
The fabric is a lovely (but itchy and scratchy) wool/silk blend from Emma One Sock. My favourite bit of the dress apart from the pretty fabric is the sleeves – the style of which I note are on some current Veronika Maine offerings…
It doesn’t drape as well as the VM version due to the stiff fabric, but nothing wrong with billowing sleeves!
Burda 5/2017#112B is a wrap dress made for H in a poly crepe purchased in Leicester, UK. I love the colour of this and it is perfect on H.
The bows on the sleeves are a little ungainly, but from a distance, they seem just right. The high-low hem is lovely. The only negative about this dress is that it is a bit big on the bodice but I had to guess-fit as H was working while I was sewing. Still, it’s not too bad and the gloriousness of the colour more than makes up for what it lacks in fit, I feel.
This blouse has been in my virtual wardrobe since I saw it in the magazine. Now, I have it.
I bought a gorgeous kelly green sateen from Spotlight and did everything properly – including making a muslin:
The neckline is very low and I raised it by 5 cm – still NSFW – but I am determined to find somewhere to wear it! The pattern itself requires 150cm wide fabric. My fabric was about 130cm, so I had to join the bow a couple of times. It is a very clever pattern in that the ties which make the bow are actually cut on to the bodice parts. Was a bit of a jigsaw, but I took it slowly and it went together well.
I made this on holiday with SewingElle and here I am with her lovely daughter.
The justifiably famous Rachel Comey skirt – this time made for S in a cactus print cotton duck selected by S in a fabric shop in Leicester, England.
Sorry no pics of S in it, but some of the skirt showing the pretty fabric. The large pinky-red button won selection.
After my last Mia got snaffled by S, I made another – this time in a khaki cotton/linen from Spotlight. I bought the fabric thinking to make a shirt for K, but it feels a little heavy for a shirt – and more like a Mia with a flounce.
I made this one with the pleated front yoke option:
The beauty of this fabric is that it is so rustic-looking, that it covers a multitude of sewing sins (like un-even pleats).
I added a ruffle to the hem to match the ruffles on the sleeves and am very pleased with how it turned out.
I kept the selvage on the ruffle – not lazy, just very chic – n’est pas?
This time for H, in a textured blue and white striped cotton/linen from Ferrier Fashion Fabrics.
I was a bit worried about the rather large collar stand and stiff collar …
But you don’t notice it once it’s on and H is delighted with it. A self tie belt has been requested and is on its way. I don’t think it needs it but Young Person not used to wearing sack-like garments.
Glorious plants in neighbour’s garden and sneak preview of next me-make …