I bought this fabulous brown silk with hexagons on it from the Bolt sale this past weekend. I thought it would be perfect for the Cinnamon camisole, another great pattern from the local Colette Patterns. The pattern is very easy to follow and sews up quickly, the perfect criteria for a weekend project that gives you gratifying results. I think it turned out really cute, but perhaps the silk is a bit too heavy, in terms of not having enough stretch on the bias. I chose this particular fabric because I wanted something that could also be worn as a tank rather than only as an undergarment. The one mod I made was to do a small bust adjustment, which turned out to be a rather large bust adjustment (I made the size 4). Don't you think this cami would be cute sewn up in a Liberty fabric?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 09, 2010
This cute sundress is a pattern from the Japanese book Happy Homemade Vol. 3 (you can see the cover of the book here. This is dress F-3, but made with some modifications: no lace trim, gathers instead of pleats, and shortened to above knee length. I picked up the print from the designer fabric sale at Modern Domestic a while back. It's a super soft cotton lawn weight fabric that sewed up nicely. I love the empire styling and cap sleeve.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Here's a simple silk tank that I sewed up last night. I draped the pattern last week and used some silk from my stash that I got at a Bolt fabric sale. The silk is shiny on one side and matte on the other side. I chose the matte side as the right side of the fabric, so it would be a little less flashy. I like sewing silk, but this fabric was difficult to deal with because that one side was so slippery. I love the print though! This will look great under a blazer.