Added Mar 12, 2013
by cris orange
Slowly it becomes obvious: I am addicted to colours! I love almost all colours, above all the pure vibrant ones, but also the pastels, neons, metallics etc etc etc. I love playing with colours, combine them and see how they take effect on each other and together.
As I saw this fabric in the store, I knew it instantly: this would be my next project.
Because my wardrobe has a deficit in green and blue :-)
But my project delayed, because in the meantime I got my first and hot desired serger (the “helicopter” as my husband calls it :-)). I had seen such a thing only in pictures and I was rather afraid of it. In the store they didn´t offer a guidance for it, so I had to fight with it by myself. It took me one week until I brought the “helicopter” to flying, but it brought me to desperation with the permanent threading and needle changing (I wanted to try all stiches!) and also with denial of sewing! But now I am very happy with it: finally I can make beautiful serged edges, this look rather professional!
Eventually I could start my new project: I chose the Vogue Pattern V8020, but I didn´t know, which size I am. So I startet with 6, then I tried 10 and then 8. Fortunately I made a muslin, more precisely 2, with countless changes and fittings. At the end 8 was the right size, with just tightend it a little bit.
Then came the fashion fabric – a wonderful cotton jacquard – and it was the mere pleasure to work with it. The dress is fully lined, in orange! because I love the combination green-orange since years and it also matches the butterflies. And look, some more butterflies and flowers came besides :-)
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