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!

Friday 22 September 2017

New Look 6434: Embroidered Cotton Top

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.