This month I've made two Olive tops from a Liberty print provided by Minerva Crafts. Olive is my favourite peplum with two different sleeves.The print was my choice to pair with the work gear I've made using Minerva Crafts fabrics this year. It's a strong print and an equally strong cotton fabric.'I'll say the obvious - Liberty fabric is lovely … Continue reading Liberty and Olive
Gold sequin laceI finally found the time to use this remnant from Minerva Crafts with Olive pattern by Lolita patterns. The original Gold logies dress made from this gold sequin lace fabric last year is so lovely to wear. I wore this dress to a function recently so it was time to use this fabric one more time. Here's the original … Continue reading Memory lane
Remember this olive Olive? Lolita patterns newest pattern with a gorgeous peplum.Here's how I developed a v-neckline on Olive.See how the neckline is a wide-ish curve? I checked the v-neckline depth I wanted by looking in the mirror and measuring to where I wanted the neckline to end.Then I folded the pattern at the V point … Continue reading Olive: v-neckline
Lolita patterns has launched Olive and she has the signature Lolita ruffles and soft features. sourceWhy wear plain corporate styles all the time when you can soften it with a little detailing.This fabric is soft and ruffles nicely. Not sure where I bought this rayon fabric from but olive for Olive seemed fitting.The design change I … Continue reading Olive
It's not everyday you make a coat in the middle on a heatwave, but I did.I made Spearmint from Lolita patterns and I've used a spearmint/green using a remnant embroidered fabric from Pitt Trading.Adjustments:This pattern was in test mode so after some careful measurements, I made the 12. Coats are worn over clothes so to make … Continue reading Spearmint!
Prints, ponte, organza and good old Sunsilky lining. This was my starting point - to test Sugar Plum.Top fabrics - grey ponte and printed cotton stretch woven. Front fabrics - sunsilky lining and silk organza. Lolita Patterns Before my US trip, the girls wanted me to test Sugar Plum. The instructions and tags for each pattern piece were … Continue reading Sugar Plum sweetness