Added Nov 4, 2009
The Capital Of.....
Inspired by fairy-kei and the lilac colourway of the infamous (at least to those who are part of lolita communities) Sugary Carnival print by Angelic Pretty, I made this dress. I’m not really happy with it, sadly—althoug the lace hem, zipper, and top makes me really happy, the back shirring is a mess (elastic thread, I hate you) pleating at the front I swear is off centre and the straps are uneven as well as being fused to cotton tape with hemming tape as that was literally all the useable material I had left over—for those reasons I’ve only worn this dress out once. Although I don’t think the general public will see the flaws, I know they are there and it bugs me so much! Pattern was really really simple—two upside down trapezoids for the top at approx. bust+10cm and waist+10cm to allow for seam allowance, gathered rectangle for the skirt (2.5m hem right around I think…)
Got the fabric from the op-shop—think it’s linen, but only because it sort of feels like a linen tablecloth what with the slubs in it. Was really nice to work with.
Go far afield in this collection of bib dresses, waistcoats, and wool jackets in textured fall fabri
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Three takes on how to wear a menswear essential.
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A gorgeous confection with a surprise peach chiffon layer.
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