Project #11

It’s been a while since my last project – I’ve started a new job and have been flat out. It’s a terrific feeling to be posting again ūüôā Expect to see a bit more from me than usual over the next few weeks while I frantically try to catch up!

I bought this silk fabric on a whim a few years ago but never really knew what to do with it. The design is so bold and fun – I really wanted to make something that showed it off. I ended up deciding on this smock dress with a waist tie, which I’ve taken to calling my ‘seaweed dress’. Perhaps not the most flattering of names, but I feel it works!

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Project #7

IN LOVE. That’s how I feel about this fabric. It’s a fine silk that is so soft and delicate. I’m getting married early next year and am planning to make¬†the dresses for my bridesmaids¬†– I have a feeling this will be the fabric I’ll use! It’s hard to get a good idea of the colour, because it looks so different depending on the light.The closest match is probably¬†the colour of the final photo.¬†

I plan to make¬†a cami to go underneath…I’ll keep you posted ūüôā¬†Also, I haven’t hemmed it yet – the pattern suggested ‘leaving¬†overnight to hang’ first.¬†Which¬†I’ve never heard of before! Can anyone shed some light on why this helps? IMG_8093 editIMG_8028 editIMG_8078 editIMG_8102 edit

Blue silk dress (Project #5)

So I was finally able to wear the dress I made for Project #5 (okay I only had to wait about a week – but I love to wear things when I first make them so it was tough!!).

I’m currently in the process of finishing off my next project, but right now I’m going on an online hunt for new patterns/fabrics. I’ve recently become addicted to Sewbox after discovering it on this very helpful post by eclecticthreads. I still prefer the experience of going into a fabric store and playing with all the fabrics before deciding what to buy, but shopping online means I can indulge my fabric-buying urge at any time of the day! And there are few nicer ways to be welcomed home from work than with a fat package of fabric waiting in the letterbox…bliss.

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Project #5

This silk cotton fabric is so divine – I love how soft it feels! I wanted a dress that used as much of the fabric as possible – this one fit the bill fairly well. It was easy to make – four panels sewn together, with facing (hand sewn in place) at the neck and arm holes and a sash to pull in the waist. I haven’t had an occasion to wear it yet but I’ll keep you posted ūüėČ

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