Here is the second part of my projects. Those are from fall 2011.
Vogue 8766 in a colbat cotton with a small feathers pattern. I needed a dress with sleeves for the fall/winter season. The pattern is fine but the sizing is definitely too big, I had to go down two sizes and I still have room enough to eat a big meal. That might be a handy feature, so I don't complain too much. I will certainly make it another time in lace as presented on the pattern illustration.
I drafted the pattern myself, no darts, no princess seams, 7/8 sleeves and two square pockets. I wanted a simple and boxy form so the details of the black tream would be the main focus. I used a navy and black bouclé wool. The whole jacket is underlined and fully lined as well. Classic and easy to coordinate, so nice I made one in beige/brown/black bouclé for my boyfriend's mother.
Another Sewaholic pattern. I made a second version of this skirt one week later as I loved it so much. I mean, what's not to love in this skirt? The fit is great, it's fully lined, flirty and so easy to coordinate with a blouse, a tee-shirt or a cardigan. I want to make more of this skirt, a lot more...
Petits pois blouse
First, I apologise for the poor light and the messy hair. The picture was taken after a long working day. The pattern is Burda 109B 12/11, this issue is a mine of beautiful patterns. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time to make all of them, but they queuing up in my To-do list. The sleeve is constructed differently, not too difficult but puzzling at the beginning. Turned out quite nice but I will not use this type of fabric anymore, the polyester blend is not great for the hot days we have around here.
Circle skirt in navy blue. I was worried it was too long at first but I got used to it and it gives the skirt a 40's feel. The fabric has a great drape, very floaty and swingy.
This is my favourite outfit for this skirt: a breton top and red accesories. I feel like home when I wear it and I imagine myself in my Bretagne.
I made this dress for the winter holidays. Not weather appropriate but festive. I am a summer dresses girl, whatever the thermometer says! Good for me, I moved to the mediterranean cost. I omitted some details of the original pattern (Retro Butterick 5603) like the bows and collars as I thought it would be too much with this brocade fabric. The bodice is lined but not the skirt, the pattern instructions didn't call for it. But I will fully line the next version I am starting for Julia Bobbin's Madmen Challenge.
There is more to come! I just finished a Retro Butterick and I am participating in Julia Bobbin's Madmen challenge so more posts are coming...