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.

striped dress
So I begin with the striped dress.

striped dress - sewing
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

striped dress - spread out
The hem of the dress is about 22 meters (about 24 yards) totally crazy!

striped dress - ruffle
striped dress - detail
The good thing about the tulle is that you don’t have to hem it at all, the edges stay clan and crisp anyway.

striped dress - on
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.

long empire waist dress
On to my favourite dress at the moment, a long maxi dress with empire waist.

long empire waist dress - detail
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.

long empire waist dress - on
The bottom is a thin cotton fabric.

long empire waist dress - fabric
I got this fabric from a old lady who had bought it in when she was young, I just love it.

long empire waist dress - back
The buttons in the back is covered in the same fabric as in the skirt.

short empire waist dress
As I liked the long dress so much I decided to make a short version of it to.

short empire waist dress - on
short empire waist dress - side
short empire waist dress - back
short empire waist dress - fabric
The skirt fabric is an old curtain.

short empire waist dress - skirt
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.

casual dress
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.

Jumpsuit - long
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.

Jumpsuit - short
One can pull it up to, then it looks just like a dress.

jumpsuit - inside
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

summer dress - front
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.

summer dress - jump
My dear little sister was nice and helped me get some nice photos of it.

summer dress - sleeve
summer dress - skirt detail
It is made out of a thin viscose fabric and a lot of satin bias tape.

summer dress - front detail
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.

summer dress - back
summer dress - back detail
summer dress - key
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.

summer dress - note
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.

smocked leather belt on body
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!

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10 thoughts on “a whole bunch of dresses, and some more

  1. Wow, you are so talented, I love all your dresses! I love your idea on how to extend the back of skirt that was too small, it looks really nice that way.
    If you don’t mind, where did you find that beautiful striped tulle? I’ve been looking for something like that for ages!

  2. I love the dresses, and I agree that bound seams are great. I use bias tape all the time…

  3. Beautiful work! And I agree wool is a fabulous fabric to work. Strangely, in Australia, we are a major wool producer but it is so hard to get pure wool fabric :-/
    Again, beautiful inspiring work :)

  4. Every single dress you make is just stunning! You always make me want to get my butt in gear and sew something up!

  5. really, really gorgeous stuff!
    and i ABSOLUTELY love the striped dress and the black one your sister is wearing!

  6. jag hittade din sida via ikeatävlingen (där även jag är med) och gillar dina grejer.

    Den korta klänningen med gardintyg var jättesöt. Kul att se tyget i rosa jag har det i gul/brun men det här var mycket finare. Tur att den blev för tajt först för det svarta bak blev lite extra

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