a whole bunch of dresses, and some more
I am really LOUSY at keeping this blog updated, sorry as usual, but at least I KNOW I’m lousy at it. ;)
But I bring lots of new photos now, because it is not like I haven’t done anything during my blog silence.
So I begin with the striped dress.
This dress is made out of striped stretch tulle, really nice and heavy thing, not all that stiff as tulle use to be. And there were a LOT of ruffling involved in this dress and a lot of fabric, about 10 meters of fabric, that is about 10,9 yards
The hem of the dress is about 22 meters (about 24 yards) totally crazy!
The good thing about the tulle is that you don’t have to hem it at all, the edges stay clan and crisp anyway.
Another good thing about the dress is that since it is only made out of tulle, one can have it all year round. It is cool in the summer with just a under dress or as this, with a polo and wool tights in the winter.
On to my favourite dress at the moment, a long maxi dress with empire waist.
The top of the dress is made out a tin wool fabric, I just love this fabric it is so thin that you can wear it in the summer and since it is wool you do not have to wash it at all, one just needs to hang it out to air and it becomes all fresh again. Wool is really a fabulous material.
The bottom is a thin cotton fabric.
I got this fabric from a old lady who had bought it in when she was young, I just love it.
The buttons in the back is covered in the same fabric as in the skirt.
As I liked the long dress so much I decided to make a short version of it to.
The skirt fabric is an old curtain.
I miscalculated the skirt part so it ended up to tight, so I solved the problem by putting in a half circle in the back, made out of the same fabric as the top.
I need more casual dresses so I made this one.
It is made out of jersey fabric for the top and the bottom is actually a skirt I have had in my wardrobe for ages but never use.
The jumpsuit is something I wanted to to last summer, but never got around to it. It is made in a wool fabric, but a thicker one so it is a bit to warm for summer, but good for rainy summer days, or autumn, this will be GREAT this autumn.
One can pull it up to, then it looks just like a dress.
As I don’t have a serger at the moment I’m encasing all my seam allowances in bias tape, I love how clean it gets
The last dress was something I made for myself but that I miscalculated so gravely that it ended up being something like three sizes to small, it just sat really funny on my body.
My dear little sister was nice and helped me get some nice photos of it.
It is made out of a thin viscose fabric and a lot of satin bias tape.
The inspiration to it comes from the 18th century “chemise a la reine” and one can choose where to tie the removable band, in the waist or under the bust; wherever you feel like.
The chain in the back prevents the dress from falling of the shoulders due to the low back and the full sleeves, it is totally removable to make washing easy.
Late nights when I try to sleep but can not, I sometimes make these small notes on sewing for myself to remember good ideas that would disappear after a good nights sleep. This note is about how to sew the ruffles onto the dress so that the raw edges gets encased at the same time.
And at last, I remembered that I had not yet showed the smocked leather belt on a real person yet, so here you have it on a body!