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My Larissa Makes Me Happy

Added Apr 12, 2010

by amibambini

London, United K...






For a long time I have had in mind a plaid Larissa, originally planning for red and black.. but on my fabric hunting expeditions this amazingly soft and obnoxiously bright clashy plaid kept calling me back. Goldhawk Road, how I love you so!

It’s definitely the most complicated thing I have sewn so far and took me about a month, but it was a joy to figure out and to finally accomplish. Matching up the plaid was mind-bending and eye-crossing, that last glass of wine was not very useful when trying to correctly line up those slanting princess seams. Lengthened the bodice by three inches, kinda wish I had also made the waist band a bit wider too, by hey ho. Also lengthened the arms. Over-all, I am really happy with it, it is super warm and cosy and feels great to wear. Just wish I had finished it in autumn instead of spring!

Thank you to the girls at our sewing club for talking me away from my mismatched plastic zips and into John Lewis for quality chunky metal zips, they really do take the jacket to the next level.

Material Notes

Amazingly soft (and 50% off, yay!) plaid wool from Goldhawk rd, hot pink satin lining (which the sales guy was trying to talk me out of and into something more ‘sophisticated’, phffft!), chunky brown metal zips and studs, quite thick iron on inter-lining for extra warmth and a better hang, and a pair of small shoulder pads.




Garment Type
Satin, Wool

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    Apr 12, 2010, 04.30 PMby carottesauvage

    Ah cm’on, floral tea dress are soooooooo sweet…. You are ready for Savile Row with your Larissa! Souperbe!

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      Apr 12, 2010, 04.37 PMby amibambini

      Thanks! ..re floral dresses, yeah I guess that is a little harsh as a tag or whatever you call it, but I was wandering through town the other day and it seems to be the only thing being put out for spring. Innumerable flimsy, synthetic floral tea dresses, they all look the same, boring and twee. Rant over.. hope you are well, did you see the quilt exhibition, was it good? I still haven’t gone yet, I think a few of us from the BSC are gonna try go together soon. If you didn’t make it yet, come with us.

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      Apr 12, 2010, 04.56 PMby carottesauvage

      I know what you mean….hope scientists are working on an antidote to tweeness those days..It is just that rant is no longer usual on site. I love rant too!
      Yes I made it to the V&A exhib. It was great! Didn’t really like the contemporary section (due to the tweeness of the artist statement next to their work ;) )

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