Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Paris (2)

This photo was already part of the slideshow, but I’d like to show it here once again. Same pattern, very different dress. The other versions were not finished yet and one is made by someone who was not able to come to Paris. I hope to show those in a later post as I’m sure they’re very different again. Joana made hers in a ponte knit with white trim and added a triangle in the neckline. It shows the pattern pattern. My version is a tad too long, there was no time left to make the hem a little shorter, will do that later.

Considering the fact that I made my own pattern (based on the Burda pattern!) I’m quite happy with the result. I’ll keep drafting, a shirt is nearly finished.


You can’t go to Paris with sewing friends visiting fabric stores without buying fabric, can you? One of us could, but she will be moving house transatlantic soon, so did not feel the urge to add to the stuff to be moved. I was not strong and added quite a bit to the stash. Time for a stop to buying fabric? I’m not committing myself ;)


My haul consisted of some trims:

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And fabrics. Some as basic as a simple black fabrick but of a beautiful quality in a mix of cotton and silk. White linen in blouse quality. I have not made pictures of everything but will share a few: black and white cotton that could be used in various directions. I want to make a summer dress of it and as it’s a “coupon” of 3 meters there might be enough for a top too.

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This wonderful silk. Not my usual colors but fresh for summer.


Remnant pieces of silk in different qualities. This was on the last moment, just before closing time. They were only 3 euro per piece, also good for learning to sew silks better. I did not often do that yet. Just enough for a tanktop or something similiar.



Hope to show finished garments of some of these fabrics soon.


  1. You know that I love that black and white piece! Love the trims too. That watercolor silk? is gorgeous for a summer dress. Glad you had such a great time in Paris.

  2. I love the fresh and colorful silk!

  3. I am drooling over your fabric and trim haul!

  4. love the selection of fabrics especially the silk and silk mixes - your dresses are lovely

  5. This sounds like so much fun. I missed Paris (1) and have to go back to read. Nice fabrics!

  6. You both look incredibly elegant. I simply have to make this dress and love the use of the white trim.


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