It’s not often that I’m really, really happy with something I made. Usually I do find something not to be 100 percent pleased with, even if I don’t mention it when publishing about it. This time I’m very pleased with the result. Again it’s the black and white theme. How much I try, I always come back to black and white, with some grey and red added to the favorite colors. When fabric shopping with friends it’s obvious, they will see a fabric and say “that’s Sigrid fabric”. I made the base of the dress in the sewing weeking early November and I only had to make the facings and lining. That took me 3 weeks….
Excuse the bad hairday, but here are the pictures of a very comfortable dress.
The dress is made from a remnant piece bought at Jersey fashion. That’s where I bought the fabric from the skirt in the previous post too. Very nice quality, stable but also with stretch. I lined it with a stretch lining and did not use a zipper. The black strips are not made with regular piping. These are made with strips of black jersey, cut at an exact width, folded and sewn between the seams. Those seams were all cut with 1 cm seam allowance to make the strips peak out at the same width.
You might remember the pattern from earlier this year. The dress I made for the knock off contest on Pattern review. I drafted the pattern myself. The only change I made was lowering the neckline a bit. And no sleeves obviously, there was not enough fabric for those.
A picture of the dress with the Vogue jacket. Too dark to see the details. November certainly is not a good period for taking good photos.
This will be my last post in a while. Work is very busy so there’s not a lot of time for sewing or blogging, as you may have noticed in the past months. Also important is that we sold our house and will have to move out in January. Which is good but also very time consuming. We’re still house hunting.
Hope to post again at some point in 2016. Have a good festive season and see you next year.