Monday, May 13, 2013
Getting a little bit sew-ie...
I've been on a bit of a sewing frenzy lately. I've drafted a simple A-line dress and sewed four of them - yes four!!!! I was inspired as I am heading to Hong Kong very soon and the weather is going to be warm and humid. It also seemed appropriate to be on a crazy sewing frenzy, using up quite a bit of my stash during the month of May as loads of my favourite sewing bloggers are chatting about "Me Made May" (check out Kelly from True Bias blog about this!). This is where you don't buy anything and just wear beautiful clothing that you have made yourself.
Anyway, I thought that I would share with you some of my creations, they have been super fun to make and I've had quite a few requests for the pattern!! When I get back from Hong Kong, I will attempt to PDF it and share with you all!!!
So here we go!!!
Here's the Cobalt blue number. It's made from a very lightweight gaberdine fabric (I think?!) and has inseam pockets and is finished with bias binding at the neckline and armholes.
And here is a very cute black and white gingham number. I finished the neckline and the armholes with a hot pink bias which has a little bit of a 'peekaboo' effect. This is a lovely soft cotton fabric and will be great for the Hong Kong heat and humidity. For those people digging my necklace, it is Marimekko (of course!)
Here is a light coloured chambray dress! Again there are inseam pockets. A little more casual looking, the fabric is beautiful and soft and doesn't seem to crease too much. I bought this fabric for $2 a metre too! A great bargain!
And to finish it all off, a little black dress naturally! Even in warm weather, I love a simple black cotton dress that can be dressed up with some cute ballet flats and a great necklace or bright cardigan. The fabric came from Ikea and has washed up surprisingly well!
So I think that I am just about ready for my trip away! And my fabric stash is 4 pieces lighter! Woo hoo!