Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2018

Ellis Dress, Merchant and Mills und Lingerie-Set zur Annäherung Süd

Hello, dear sewing friends,

we southern German sewists had such a good time at our annual sewing bee last week at Würzburg. What a charming university city and we were lucky enjoying the golden autumn sun.
At sewing bees, I would sew easy projects because all the chatting would distract me easily.
I chose the Ellis and Hattie pattern by Merchant and Mills which I wanted to make since I had seen it years ago. At a fabric outlet near our home I found this cotton print showing orange leopards on a navy background.
Version Ellie features the higher waistline and french bust darts, both versions featuring decorative neck darts being fitted at bust and shoulders with a loose fit at the waist and a gathered skirt.
The length is midi which is too long for me. I will give the dress to my daughter. I guess she will love the modern length.
Pattern: Ellis and Hattie, version Ellie, by Merchant and Mills
Size: 12
Fabric: cotton print, KBC Lörrach
Alterations: armscyce taken in 1cm at shoulder point and 0,5cm at front.
Through #BRAugust2018, I got a lot of inspiration and so I made a little lingerie set, too.

Patterns: Hanna Bralette and Mia Panties, Studio Costuras
Size: XS, bralette and , panties
Fabric: lace, elastics and lining: and glitter pink stretch mesh: Madalynne Intimates

Have a lovely sewing time!

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Mittwoch, 1. August 2018

Robe Myosotis, Deer+Doe. Vergissmeinnicht-Kleid zum MMM

Hello, dear sewing friends,

the monthly German sewing meet-up at Me-Made-Mittwoch is a good occasion to present an unblogged dress.
I didn't know what to think of the dress pattern Myosotis when I first saw it. Too girly, too maternity?
It's name means forget-me-not and it's an oversized shirt dress featuring a small v-neck with a mandarin collar and three buttons. There are two front darts and back darts but the waistline is high and rather wide.
There were quite some lovely versions popping up at instagram #ddmyosotis. In addition, I had purchased some beautiful blush swiss dot linen at our great blogger meet-up last november at Köln which suddenly wanted being a robe Myosotis!
Because I had quite a lot of the fabric, I decided to sew version A with all the ruffles. I chose to slightly downsize the top and made a size 38.
I observed that some makes had some vertical pleats at the shoulder. This is an issue I had at my robe Belladone, too. I compared the shoulder with my block and made a try by lowering the shoulder point by 1,5cm and I guess it was the correct adjustment.

I am surprised how much I like wearing this swishy dress!
After the first wash, the linen crumpled quite regularly because of the Swiss dots so I decided not to iron it. This way, I will wear it even more often.
Pattern: Myosotis version A, Deer and Doe
Size: 38 shirt and 42 skirt
Fabric: Swiss dot linen, Frou Frou
Alterations: lowered shoulder point by 1,5cm and lengthened skirt to size 46

Today, I finished another dress, this time version B.
I made the same finishes I had made for my other version, false flat felled seams (Bernina foot #71) and small hemmed seams (foot #69).

Pattern: Myosotis version B, Deer and Doe
Size: 38 shirt and 42 skirt
Fabric: crumpled linen, Garconne Freiburg
Alterations: lowered shoulder point by 1,5cm

Küstensocke and Die-fesche-Lola are inviting us for this year's sewing blogger meet-up at Hamburg! They are presenting all the other's makes at Me-Made-Mittwoch.

Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2018

Ich packe meinen Koffer...

My dear sewing friends,

There has passed a long time without any post. Today, German sewists are meeting at MeMadeMittwoch showing their handmade travel wardrobes.
When going to Verona in Italy in may, I dressed mostly in me mades. Those of you following me at IG @paisleypirouette have seen my pictures already.
Peter and the Wolf pants, Papercut Patterns and Portrait Blouse, Gerties New Book for Better Sewing, is a very good travel combination. The trousers are thin and stretchy and the top is not only a simple t-shirt.
Mc Call m5525, my go to unlined coat is perfect for summer and I love the Liberty Robe Bleuet, Deer and Doe, with long Archer sleeves.
Another Robe Bleuet, so lovely to wear because of the use of Nani Iro double gauze.
Linen Moana dress, Papercut Patterns. This dress is in constant rotation.
Linen Inari dress, Named Clothing. The pattern is so aery and comfortable.
This linen floral Moana maxi dress, Papercut Pattern, was a surprise success. So lovely to wear!

What are you packing for your holidays? Have a look at MeMadeMittwoch!

Wishing you a lovely summer time,