Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sunshine Top | Dressing Handmade

A record at my first effort at top-designing....I wouldn't say pattern-drafting, as I basically combined two of my top patterns with my own little additions, but it's a design start! I am really pleased with how it came out and I love this fabric.

I treated myself to Tilly's lovely tote bag and aptly, have just spent a lovely weekend away wearing only my own handmade outfits, by accident to be honest, but so exciting nonetheless :)

My design sketching on some old hotel notepaper...this needs some work! ;)

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Blue skies and party dresses

Not the best photo, but my new swirly-favourite dress- a little puff-sleeved shift in this gorgeous bright blue & white triangle cotton, with white bias binding on the neckline. I made it for an afternoon tea party and it feels so light and comfortable (although it does need a slip- the cotton really is fine!!).

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Meet Me At Sunset, by the sea | a striped-jersey Colette 'Moneta'

Yup, it needs an iron...

Behold the in-seam pockets... :)

I made a real pig's ear of my first Moneta dress, so was worried it wasn't going to be for me but determined to make it again. Well, what do you know, it was straightforward and simple to sew in one evening (although hemmed and finished another). The worst part was cutting the rubbery/slippery knit fabric, and even then I was cutting it out on the floor whilst listening to Radio 4 so not ideal...! I'm so happy with this dress and can't wait to wear it to work tomorrow. It does help to cut true-to-size...Pure sew-and-wear pleasure, so a thumbs up for Moneta!