Mittwoch, 24. Mai 2017

Guise Pants, Papercut Patterns and B4985 Blouse

Hello, my dear sewing friends,

German sewists are gathering weekly at MeMadeMittwoch. Today Tanja is showing us her new Tea dress.

I am wearing my B4985 blouse and my last year's Guise Pants by Papercut Patterns.
The blouse is one of my very first makes of 2012. I had been inspired by Carolyn who had made several versions by then. I made a version with splitted flutter cap sleeves and a collar.

I already made vertical french seams. Some years later, I shortened the bust piece because I didn't like the fit. 
The Guise Pants by Papercut Patterns are garçonne-style with front box pleats, a fly front zipper and front pockets as well as back welt pockets. 
They are very comfy to wear but not really flattering. I had a nice glencheck linnen in my stash and sew a size S. They are quite big. The waist elastic is sewn on and fixed by the belt loops so I cannot make it smaller.
Blouse pattern: B4985 sleeves vers. A and collar vers. B
Size 12, shortened bust piece
White linnen

Guise Pants, Papercut Patterns
Size S
Glencheck linnen, Tandem, Bühl

Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2017

Malvarosa Dress Lily

Hello, dear sewist fellows,

have a look at my newest dress!
When buying the fabric for the knit top of my #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017, I couldn't resist putting my finger on the buy-button of this lovely fabric, Lili of Atelier Brunette which I had put my eyes on since quite a time.
It is a soft modal with a lot of drape, just perfect for a try of the Malvarosa Dress pattern Version B with three quarter length sleeves.
I had cut out the fabric some time ago and had made a little stitch sampling. A totally crumpled stitchline.
I cleaned my machine, oiled it, used other thread and changed the needle without any better stitches.

Can you believe that I had never changed my thread tension since two years ago when I received the sewing machine after a routine service? It was much too high. Eventually, I put it down from 2,5 to 1 and now it sews like a dream. This surely was the reason for creasing topstitching of my lingerie sewing, too.
I made new neckline facings which include the armhole seams to better fix it. The fabric is so soft you can see the fabric imprint (and that of my selfstitched lingerie). The skirt hem is falling down at the cute little pockets but that is ok with me.
I used my shortened bodice pattern pieces from my summery Downton Abby Dress and my Watercolour Dress. Maybe it is a smidgen too short now?
Pattern: Malvarosa Dress, paulinealice
size: 38 bust to 40 waist
fabric: modal Lily, Atelier Brunette
alterations: shortened the bodice (by 7cm?)lengthened the skirt by 7cm,
                  two back darts, new neckline facings.

This is a lovely to wear dress. The fabric is very soft and drapey, the pattern is very comfortable. There is enough room round the shoulders, the loose fitting waist not so flattering but so easy to wear. I love it.

Now have a look with me at MeMadeMittwoch!

Mittwoch, 3. Mai 2017

Blumen am MeMadeMittwoch * Florals on MeMadeMittwoch

Ihr Lieben,

My dear sewing friends,

May's first MeMadeMittwoch is themed "florals". It is no secret that I can't resist a lovely floral print.
My last sew of #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 was The Azaire blouse by Gather.

I love to wear all of my floral garments, they are all in constant rotation. Here they are, old to newer. You can have a look at the corresponding post by clicking at the title.

Elisalex Dress, ByHandLondon
Robe Viviane, RDC
Peter And The Wolf Pants, Papercut Patterns
Ultimate Wrap Dress, SewOverIt
Chantilly, Colette
Malvarosa Dress, Paulinealice
Flora Dress, ByHandLondon
Robe Bleuet, Deer+Doe. No blog post, but I love to wear it so much! 
Zipfelkleid, Garconne 
Inari Dress, Named
Lourdes Cropped Jacket, Named
Midsummer Night's Dream Dress, Papercut Patterns
Go, have a look at the other's flowers at MeMadeMittwoch!