such a long time I haven’t written any post about my makes.
Every year, I would sew a new summer dress although my wardrobe is showing quite a lot of them.
As soon as I had seen Marja’s Taika dress she had sewn as a tester for Named Clothing, I bought the dress pattern thinking of the same Atelier Brunette viscose crepe that Barbara later used for the pattern, have a look at her thorough post with beautiful pictures! However, I changed my mind using this flower print.
Guthrie and Ghani have celebrated their 10 years anniversary with an ecovero viscose printed with an exclusive design by fabulous Lauren in cooperation with Rachel Parker. If interested, here you can see all the details about the design:
I’ve always admired Lauren’s tasteful work and couldn’t resist buying #beehappyfabric for sewing a dress.
ByHandLondon had their 10 years anniversary, too, and were celebrated by Janene @ooobop and Suzy @sewing_in_spain with the IG-challenge #BHL10years. With a post of my old Elisalex dress, I was lucky winning a 50£ price @pigeonwishes! I loved browsing all the lovely buttons and found the perfect buttons for my fabric.
I made a toile some time ago because I suspected some fitting issues with the gathering. I cut the front bodice in size 36, back bodice and sleeves in 38, skirt in 40 (toile in hip length) which went together smoothly.
I decided in shortening the bodice in upper bust height by 0,5cm because I am only 1,62cm tall.
When cutting my fabric, I cut the pieces mostly in single layers because I didn’t want the flowers being doubled and I love the result.
Seam allowances are 1cm, I topstitched nearly all the seams fixing the overlocked seam allowances for easier garment maintenance.
When sewing the skirt pieces, I realised that I had forgotten to correct the back skirt pattern pieces which I had cut out in a wrong size height 1” too short. I decided shortening the skirt front pieces by the same amount. The print being so busy, it isn’t too obvious that the waist is shortened.
Some sewists remarked that the buttonbands were gaping between the buttons, so I shortened the button hole distance from 8cm to 6cm and sewed 12 buttons.
Thank you Emmanuelle @zoubizoubisou for inspiring me to finish the dress eventually!
Hopefully, I will be able to wear the maxi dress on some sunny autumn days despite the summery print.
Buttons: Lucid Button Set @pigeonwishes won at #BHL10 @byhandlondon @ooobop and @sewing_in_spain
It’s MeMadeMittwoch when a lot of German sewists would meet showing their memade garments. Go have a look!
Have a fabulous sewing time,