There are so many lovely fabrics at Minerva Crafts and this embroidered lawn fabric is a favourite I've been eyeing to sometime now.The fabric is an Italian embroidered floral on a cotton lawn dress fabric. It's so intriguing that I decided to make it up using The Avid Seamstress Shirt Dress.The fabric needed a basic … Continue reading Surprising couture
This embroidered print I bought a Selective Fine Fabrics in Brisbane recently is great using New Look 6000. OCD much (Lollipop and Blue poppies).No sleeves this time so this dress works for Summer parties. I used the embroidered selvage for the hem.The waist darts help me adjust this dress to fit as my waist changes. Underlining also … Continue reading For Summer
On Pattern Review, you may have read about Sew Chic patterns and Laura Nash."Your destination Hot Spot for Glamorously Chic Sewing Patterns that are Stylish, Flirty, Modish, Glitzy and Retro all rolled into one!"Long story short: I've made Fifth Avenue and I have a few finishing touches to go.The back story: Last year I managed the … Continue reading Sew Chic – starting Fifth Avenue
Sharon's rust shirtmaker dress made a strong impression on me because she always does excellent finishing and she's got a great eye for detail. Her dress is really well made and fits her perfectly. Anyway, she inspired me to pay more attention to my sewing so at the last Rhodes Guild session I cut out … Continue reading UFO shirt – McCalls 5433
McCalls 5007 wasn't too hard to make up. The fabric was a Pitt Trading remnant and this is a toile, so it's kind of an orphan at this stage.I like the retro styling and the fabric has it's own interest so I've used a plain black zipper as the enclosure. The lining is dark blue … Continue reading Chanel No 2. Phew.
As I'm still working on my SWAP, I found a piece of black woven fabric with a heavy embroidered border. I bought this from Pitt Trading at least three years ago. I thought it would be good on a dress but I've used this on the bottom hem of this cross over top. I'm using … Continue reading Border line – Butterick 5328
It's taken me this long to start using this pattern. I say that because the pattern is now an out of print pattern on the McCalls website. I bought this pattern because it's a handy style for any occassion. With the right fabric, this is a good shape to then take it in a new … Continue reading Toile – m5464