Thursday, 28 September 2017

Very Easy Vogue V9021: Flutter Sleeve Dress in Polka Dots

Another fun afternoon in the garden to look at flowers and to get a picture of my latest Vogue dress.

I made view A, which is the above-the-knee version.  As usual, I would love to make this dress again with a longer skirt - view B.

I've seen several versions of this dress in red on social media, just like the illustration on the package, that look really awesome.  I don't usually wear red, but in the right shade, I think I could be tempted.  But I also think this dress would look really cool in a plaid print...I guess we'll see!





Monday, 25 September 2017

Player 2 Patterns: Reversible Waist Apron in Plaid

This is the newest Player 2 Patterns pattern that is for sale in my Etsy shop.  I made the apron with the exact same plaid print in blue & black on the reverse side is pink & black.  I also added a purchased iron-on cupcake appliqué  that I've had hanging around in my stash for years.

The pattern is printable from your home printer and includes instructions and illustrations.


Friday, 22 September 2017

New Look 6434: View D in Embroidered Cotton

I love adding DIY pieces to my wardrobe, so I like sewing garments that are quick and easy to make.  If it's a piece that I like, and it was really simple, I will usually make it a few times in different colours and fabrics, which means more options in my closet.

I made New Look 6434, View D, because sleeves with interesting details are currently in fashion, and because I found the perfect embroidered fabric that helps to show them off.

I felt that the neck was wide enough that I didn't even need to bother with a closure - I sewed the centre back seam completely closed and the shirt still fits freely over my head.

I will most likely make this top again when I find more embroidered fabric that I like.





Sunday, 3 September 2017

Simplicity 9466: Tribal Maxi Skirt

For this maxi skirt, I used Simplicity 9466, view E, which is an A-line maxi skirt.  I made a test garment and added 3" to the length because I prefer my long skirts to actually touch/skim the floor - I don't like when they are too short.

I intend on making this skirt again in some different colours and prints.