So, payday arrived. I wheelied out of the carpark after work to the nearest (not very near) fabric shop!
After a lot of pawing and ogling, I settled upon a lovely floral Amy Butler fabric - it was on sale and the kind shop assistant gave me extra because it was the end of the roll (or whatever the 'roll' is called). Along with the pink ribbon trim and the lace/ pink gingham trim, it will be used (hopefully) to make the free 50's swing dress pattern on Burda, "Katjusha"!
I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I am actually a modern jive dancer and boy do I get my use out of 50's style dresses... Anyone knows of any other free patterns, I would be very grateful! :-).
Below are some of my current dresses in action... Well, before I got too sweaty anyway! (unfortunately I didn't make them)... I hope to also make my own petticoats as the ones I own were bought and I wish they were a tad shorter and in brighter colours (I own black or white).
I also got a green spotted Amy Butler fabric too... Again on sale but less than 2 metres left. I have no firm plans for this one yet... Skirt or shift dress perhaps.
Last but not least, I got 2m of lightweight denim and am going to re-attempt the "plaid dress" from sew hip issue 2... This time I will take more care and follow all of the steps to the letter!
- 50's swing dress project and new fabric (1)
- bust darts (1)
- Denim dress (4)
- Denim dress complete (1)
- Denim scrap skirt (2)
- dress (1)
- Fabric Choice (1)
- First Skirt Project (3)
- Floral Swish Dress (1)
- Floral Swishy Dress (2)
- floral tea dress (1)
- full bust adjustment (2)
- green (1)
- Green and pink scrap wrap skirt (1)
- Half circle skirt (1)
- Learning to sew (1)
- Mad men (1)
- Metric vs Imperial measurement (1)
- My first Creation: Pink dress (baby cord carousel horse pattern) (1)
- My Workspace (1)
- neck line (2)
- Ottobre (1)
- Pattern adjustments for bust (1)
- pattern alterations (1)
- pattern making (2)
- patterned fabric (1)
- peplum (1)
- perfect fit (1)
- Pink tartan dress (1)
- piping (3)
- pockets (1)
- random (1)
- Sewing magazines (1)
- Sewing with stretchy fabric (1)
- Spotty Green Skirt (2)
- Striped skirt (1)
- Tartan dress (1)
- Using scraps (3)
- Using the sewing machine (1)
It took me 1/2 a day but my skirt is cute! The weird thing was that the zip as waistband should have been hard and the seams should have bee...
I hate wasting fabric. The thought of throwing scraps away seem awful to me. But the thought of them lying in a tub and not getting used als...
I have forgone my lunch and everything! I was just too excited to work on the dress! I still have some tweaking to do... Add a trim, take ...
I started and finished this spontaneous project in a few hours. As mentioned previously, I want to use my big bits of "scrap" befo...
I have been wanting to make a tartan dress for aaages... Well I am Scottish after all! What put me off was matching the pattern up and fin...
Well, the first one I am actually proud of! I started it a looooong time ago by cutting the pieces. Then I forgot all about it and the par...
As mentioned, I used bias cut triangles. 2 big isosceles triangles for the front and back and 2 smaller ones for the side seams (these one...
So, I haven't had much time for personal creativity this week. I have had a busy week at work (lots of reports to write), I have also ha...
I am starting my new project! I bought Cloth magazine at the weekend and fell in love with the skirt shape I the "pinafore pattern"...
I literally finished the final fit and trim 30 mins before I wore it out tonight! I am a swing and jive dancer and tonight was a party nigh...