Added Jan 2, 2014
Falkirk, United ...
I always love a new outfit to wear on Hogmanay and bring in the New Year, normally a trip to the sales would be in order to find something suitable, however towards the end of 2013 I had started to focus more on making my own clothes so decided to make my Hogmany outfit.
I chose the Burdastyle pattern Cowl Dress 10/2012 (which I have made and is lovely) and decided to make a sleeveless top using the pattern. The fabric I used was a black stretch crepe, which was surprisingly lovely to work with. I thought it might have been tricky but a few adjustments to the machine it made up really nice and has a good drape to it. I do love a cowl neck.
The skirt was a Simplicity pattern 2451 which I made in a black and silver material. I’m not quite sure what type of material it is – it looks like black and white base with stretch lace over it sewn on with silver thread. I bought it as it reminded me of material my granny had a dress made from when I was very little. So it brought back lots of family memories. Anyway it was good to sew with but had lots of seam bulk so I was trimming away to make it neater. The only adjustment to the skirt was to shape it in a bit at the bottom so it curved in at the hem line rather than being straight.
I was delighted with the finished results and had a great Hogmany with the family and hope to be adding a whole lot more sewing projects in 2014.
Top – Black stretch crepe.
Skirt – strange black white base material, with stretch black lace on top, sewn on with silver thread.
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