Project #16

After reading this post from Eclectic Threads,¬†I felt inspired to use the Sorbetto pattern I’d had sitting in my pile of ‘to dos’. The pattern is super easy and a rewarding way to spend a couple of hours. I hadn’t made bias-binding before but found the tutorials on the Coletterie site really helpful and straightforward. I love the idea of using bias-binding for the edges – it’s such a nice detail. And the box pleat is very sweet. What a great pattern! I’ll definitely be making more of these ūüôā

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Project #14

I bought this fabric years ago and attempted to use it to make a dress. However, those were the days when I didn’t have a clue about grainlines and as this fabric is reasonably stretchy the result wasn’t good! I kept the dress for years in my bag of clothes-that-didn’t-go-quite-right from which I occasionally pick out things to either try to salvage or pull apart to use as scrap fabric.

Last Sunday I was having an unsuccessful sewing day and ended up frustrated and annoyed at the top I was trying to make. As I demoted that project to the clothes-that-didn’t-go-quite-right bag, I stumbled across this dress and found myself re-inspired.

I used the original bodice I had made for the dress and added a bit of a flounce. There was little planning involved and at first I wasn’t sure that I liked the proportions of the top. However I tried it on and immediately loved how it felt – girlish and fun!IMG_8412 editIMG_8427 editIMG_8410 editIMG_8424 edit

Project #8

There’s going to be a bombardment of posts from me this week as I’m running a couple of weeks behind.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this top/tunic and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Unfortunately it’s too cold at the moment to wear without a jacket – disappointing because the back is my favourite part (I love the gathers and yoke). I plan to use the pattern again to make something more appropriate for winter.IMG_8117 editIMG_8145 editIMG_8130 editIMG_8156 edit¬† ¬†¬† IMG_8174 editIMG_8168 editIMG_8135 editIMG_8172 edit

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