Added Sep 11, 2011
So. It’s almost official. Autumn is coming to town :( And i was in desperate need of a dress for colder weather. Now… have to admit, dont look that autumnish and warm but oh well… I did line it so that counts doesnt it? ;)
Purple skirt part is an old apron (hence the pocket ;) and yellow top a curtain ( yes, again :P). This is first time i tried lining a dress. But only top part ’cos fabric was quite sheer (is it the right word?). It was quite challenging and yet very interesting to figure out how it is done :P Inside doesnt look that pretty unfortunately, next time will do better ;)
One thing i reccomend to change about this dress is the back part. It looked almost ok on the pic but in real life looked like a poofy balloon. Tried to take it in to minimize the damage. With different fabric and for summer – why not!
When i finished the dress looked great! But seemed like the top was missing something… Old curtain had 6 buttons (covered with same fabric) attached so i tried to find ways to sew them to this dress but yellow on yellow. seemed too far fetched. So ditched them ( so far ;). Instead added a bow from the same apron-strings ;)
The dress is quite tight around my body but still has room to move around… Luckily!
Cotton apron and curtains.
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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