Fabric: organic cotton from Mona Luna's Circa 50 collection, poly lining (I know, tragic to pair poly with something as nice as organic cotton, but it's what fit my budget)
Pattern: Simplicity 3833
Notions: dove gray 1/2" single fold bias tape
Year: c. 1960's
Time to complete: several hours
I finally finished my retro dress from Butterick patterns B6582. I'll be honest with you. Although the illustrations on the pattern envelope of elegant feminine look of 60s do get you excited about buying this pattern, you don't get that retro look when your project is finished. Or maybe, it's just me...
Still, my love for black…Continue
Added by irem on March 21, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments
Well, if you have seen many of the garments I’ve sewn, you may realize that I never actually use a “modern-day” pattern – they are all either Edwardian costumes or 1930-50s dresses. So at the beginning of 2012 I decided I was going to use a real, all-out, modern pattern that I could actually wear today. No frills or furbelows, just a down-to-earth, pretty knit top. Ha ha! It seems I am completely incapable of sewing anything plain at all!
This blouse is about as…Continue
Added by Edelweiss Patterns on March 16, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments
Today I intend to sew a blouse I cut out last week using a vintage New Look Maudella pattern number 6175. It is using fabric I had in my stash from who knows where and from how long ago!. Amazingly it hasn't creased even after all that time in my box. I also want to crack on with finishing an evening gown started last year which I intend to wear on Saturday night. Fingers crossed.
Added by Debby on March 15, 2012 at 3:08am — No Comments
I was adoring the lace skirts and dresses so much for so long! Finally I managed to sew one for myself. I could have sewed a loose fitting gauze and a chic and colorful facing inside (which is definitely on my to do list!) but I couldn't find a good quality gauze fabric in the color of my liking yet. So I took the harder path and made a skirt with cotton lace bands...…Continue
Let me share with you the dress that is in the top of my “list of honour” since the day I started sewing. It’s the famous “Galaxy Dress” by the famous French designer Roland Mouret.
Well…even at least this post should convince you to sew your own clothes!…
Mouret designed this dress as a part of his 2005-6 fall-winter collection. The dress is so famous that it has it’s own name “Galaxy Dress” :) Vouge Patterns made its knock-off one year…Continue
Oh Wow! February just flew by for me. Most nights I got to catch up on what everyone was creating but I just didn't have any time to create anything myself. So I've missed a few of the themes past, but I still have ideas for them which I'd love to get to some day!
First up, I got started on a muslin for the Valentine theme... but it didn't work out in time... Things started to get busy!…Continue
Added by Morgan Sin on March 11, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments
Hello, Weekly Sewists! This is my first contribution to the circle. It is a pleasure to be here.
Here are the facts:
Fabric: 90′s 100% cotton sweater from Salvation Army, blue polyester "velvet" remnant from my mother's immense stash
Pattern: Self-drafted, when applicable …
Added by Alice Louise Tremont on March 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments