After quite a binge of trouser making in early 2013, I’m only now finding that I need more nice pants to wear to work. After making a number of Thurlow based trousers, I thought it about time I try a new pattern.
You know when you need to dash up to the shop to get milk first thing in the morning and the only thing you can find it an un ironed Archer? A crumpled up Alder? crushed Thurlows? Yes – it’s a wardrobe crisis!! You need more t-shirts!!
Sewing basics isn’t as much fun as sewing icing, but it is necessary evil. This basic tee was made with the Grainline scout tee pattern. I love the loose fit.
Even though this is a pattern for wovens, it quite easily translates to knits and just finishes more relaxed. The only change that I make to accommodate the knit fabric, is that I sew standard 5/8 inch seams, rather than the specified 1/2 inch.
I love my confetti dress so much, that over the holidays I made another just like it.
Again I used a thin, drapey Spotlight poly knit. I found this print on the sale table for just a few dollars a meter. I don’t normally wear red, but I really love this dress.
This dress is fairly similar to my confetti dress and based mostly on Vogue 1351 with the front drafted as a regular sleeveless dress rather than with a cowl neck. With this version, instead of sewing a tie to the dress, this one is removable. I added belt loops to the side so I can wear a regular belt or the tie that I made in the same fabric.
This dress is fully self lined, so it is very swishy and doesn’t at all cling or show wobbles, which is always a risk with a knit dress. I was a little more successful at cutting the lining shorter than the dress outer, which gives a much nicer blousing look to the dress. I think this keeps it from looking too formal for school.
I hope you have a good week. It’s going to be cracker in my house.