Blue Birds

Added Aug 22, 2010

by nookie

Kelvin Grove, Au...

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Description

My first ever knit dress made by combining three patterns (bodice, sleeves, skirt) and adding a few extra bits of my own. Because I wasn’t sure of the fit I decided to use a basting stitch before getting out the overlocker. As a result the sewing process went smoothly and I ended up with a garment I love and enjoyed making (as opposed to my “knit nightmare”). As the blue was very blue and I don’t tend to wear all solid colours I added a little bird trim and made a sash to go with it.

Material Notes

Some kind of acrylic blend for the knit and spotlight cotton fat quarter.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Other
Material
Blends

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    Jan 14, 2013, 04.08 AMby kidcaella

    This made me start humming cole porters “lets do it”, which is sweet like this dress!

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      Jan 20, 2013, 07.50 PMby nookie

      Thanks. I really should update my studio. I have made a tonne of things and should document them now I have a decent camera and my own computer.

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    Jan 3, 2011, 01.49 PMby mwelland

    Really beautiful! I love the detailing on the bodice, and the drape of the sleeves is perfect. Nice work!

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      Jan 20, 2011, 01.53 AMby nookie

      thanks. this is one of my favourite dresses.

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    Aug 24, 2010, 01.27 AMby olystyrene

    This is a gorgeous dress! The colour, the cut and trims are all lovely!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 10.38 AMby nookie

      thank you. it’s nice when other people like your work

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    Aug 23, 2010, 12.04 PMby junespoon

    ooo i love this!! soo cosy!! I’d love to make something similar

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      Aug 24, 2010, 10.38 AMby nookie

      it is cosy, just right for the end of winter

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    Aug 23, 2010, 09.51 AMby frankiesoup

    This is so lovely! Really cheerful!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 10.38 AMby nookie

      thanks, i like cheeful

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    Aug 23, 2010, 08.22 AMby groovymama

    Wow, it’s so beautiful!!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 10.39 AMby nookie

      thank you so much. i love so much of what you do.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 06.43 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is so cute. it looks fantastic on u and the trimming is so fun and gives it alot of personality! im curious, do u use a stretch overlocker? or does it work with a normal one?! thank you :)

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      Aug 23, 2010, 07.21 AMby nookie

      I use a janome overlocker that can be used for stretch and woven. For the hems and neckline I use my normal sewing machine, often with the twin needles.

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    Aug 23, 2010, 06.40 AMby sewella

    Your dress is lovely! I love the trim/border/strip you added to accentuate the front in a bib-like way and the sash is a great detail! Great job!

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      Aug 23, 2010, 07.22 AMby nookie

      Thanks

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.10 AMby flynnflynn

    wow! this is just the sort of inspiration i’ve been looking for – thanks!

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      Aug 23, 2010, 04.34 AMby nookie

      thank you! It’s one of my favourites things that I’ve made. You’ve made my day.

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