Added Feb 1, 2012
Austin, Texas, U...
Last week, The Sew Weekly’s theme was to make our own version of a garment we loved. I chose a dress I’d been salivating over, from one of my favorite fashion bloggers – Esme and the Laneway. The original had a softly pleated skirt and – the best bit! – a piped, sweetheart-shaped button placket joining the yoke and main bodice.
I used the Colette Macaron and Peony as pattern bases to draft my own version, made from a lovely pale yellow floral. With the fabric-covered chocolate brown buttons and the handmade piping, this dress turned out even better than I’d expected. A perfect frock for early Spring!
Construction details and a ton more photos can be found at my blog, Idle Fancy
Yellow Floral Cotton – $9/yard from Gorgeous Fabrics
Brown Lining Cotton Poplin – $1.99/yard from Fabric Mart
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
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