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 …
I have finally worked out how to download my Seamwork patterns, so here is my first one – Georgia.
As you can see, it is the simplest pattern ever – but a favourite silhouette for me.
This Georgia is “eco” because I used a gifted remnant for the top (thanks to my sister-in-law’s mother’s clean out of her garage!) and the bottom of one of S’s formal dresses for the skirt.
The formal dress was me-made and I bought silk georgette for the skirt. It feels so lovely on.
I will try the pattern again as I am not totally happy with this version. According to the Seamwork measurements, I cut a size 16 but then had to bring in the side seams to about a 12. The neckline and sleeves feel too big. The next version will be better fitting (although still with quite a bit of ease) and will have the Georgia skirt. This is still okay to swish about in though…
I made this in lovely silk to wear as a nightie. It is quite translucent, so there is no way I am going to publish a pic of me in it!
It is really lovely to wear – feels v luxe.
the construction seemed a little fussy for such a simple-looking garment, but I guess the end result justifies the means. My fancy loop turner thingy worked a treat for the spaghetti straps…
Fabric and pattern from Tessuti.
The Mia tunic pattern from Tessuti. I made two Mia shirts for myself when the pattern first came out some years ago and have literally worn them each to death. I thought I’d make another one – but longer this time – more tunic-style than shirt.
S decided it made a lovely dress and has appropriated it to her wardrobe! I was very happy with this (when I tried it on over a short denim skirt!) but have to agree, it looks very well on her.
I made this from a cheery broderie Anglaise from Spotlight. I was taken with the border selvage, so made a frill to match along the hem. Will have to make another for myself – and not tell S this time. Pics on location at craft night – thanks T!
Just love this pattern. Here it is in a cute (but dodgy) linen from Spotlight. Scored high praise from SIL who asked S if she had a new dress from Seed!