Here is another wool dress with my much loved triple darted sleeve, using a woven wool suiting fabric from ebay and with a design that is very much something that my grandmother would have made and worn “back in the day”. I didn’t use a pattern, it’s just a mash together of my favourite bodice, […]
We’ve had a few weeks of cold weather (well, cold to us warm blooded Sydney-siders at least) and I’ve been working with wool. I love sewing with wool, it is my hands down favourite how it responds so well to steam and pressing. Today I wanted to show a dress that was made from a […]
This beautiful fabric is a very fine and lovely linen from Joys Fabric Warehouse. The dress is a modified Burda 7494 bodice with McCalls 6706 skirt added.
This is a fitted dress I made for a wedding using some beautiful vintage guipure lace. The colour is a really watery sea blue green, and it is underlined in some cream dupion silk, also quite old and from my stash.
Burda 7494, using the princess seam bodice with bust darts, with a 3/4 circle skirt in a crisp cotton poplin.
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This dress is made from a “vintage” tablecloth. I remember buying it myself in the 1980s as a gift for my mother and rediscovered it a few months back in the back of the linen cupboard and thought it would be fun to play around with for a dress.
I’ve needed to take in a number of skirts of late, and it has made me revisit the topic of the perfect pegged shape, as I attempt to get a shape closer to the ready-to-wear look that I like.
This is another pencil skirt using Gerties double darted Pencil Skirt pattern from her first book that I’ve made before here. I used a couple of ideas on it that I thought may be of interest, including a really interesting way to do a kick pleat when there is no centre back seam.
This coat is the BCN Unique Cassock Coat by Paco Peralta. It’s a wonderful pattern and I am so proud of the finished coat.