Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Cutest Dress Ever... Well, That I Made Anyway

Oh my. As soon as I put this on I squealed.

This is that Burda pattern I mentioned a couple of posts ago, with my own take on the skirt. I used a half circle skirt instead.

The facings at the back of the dress have given me some trouble so I shall endeavour to sew them down or glue them with interfacing to avoid further oopsie-daisy poppings out.

If you say I look like Minnie Mouse, thank you! I intend to wear it to a Disney themed 21st birthday party! :)

I made the matching bow for my head in the last few minutes before leaving the house. Hehe!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Spotty 60s

I was happy that it was summer, but then realised 'oh crap! I have literally nothing really to wear!'

So I sifted through my huge box full of patterns and remembered one of the vintage patterns I purchased, Simplicity 3478, a coordinates pattern from the early 1960s. I made the top and the shorts.

I had lots of fun making this, as the pattern was strange (pre cut with holes instead of writing etc), and it was very easy to do! I will be making a pair of these shorts again in lightweight denim, and a few more of the tops. If I can be bothered I will one day make a set of the whole line of coordinates!

The drill I used started to fray badly on the darts, so I put some Fray Stop, which obviously stopped it from fraying. While taking these photos I noticed the darts were now irritating and my skin hated them, so I added some lightweight fusible interfacing over the top which should do the trick.