Friday, 20 November 2020
Sunday, 30 August 2020
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Strapless Evening ( or day) dress what long full skirt and beautiful pattern matching across the bodice!
Anyone remember @gertie18 Sew Retro perfect Bombshell dress class? Used the bodice from that for this and a self-drafted skirt.Made last minute for a work Xmas do and put the bow on to hide where I burnt it with the iron😂🤣#bluprint #sewersofinstagram #craftsy#memade
This is the outcome of my pattern hack to Style 1273 - a 1980s summer dress with buttons down the front. The 80's sleeves had to go and I wanted to have a yoke at the front without the buttons. The changes I made were:
amending the from buttons to remove the Button placket and closing it up. Adding a zip to the back. Now, I didn't have sufficient fabric so I had to carefully pattern match across the dots at centre front. Can you believe that? Laborious or what? Happy with the outcome though!
Tuesday, 4 August 2020
If you follow this blog you'll be familiar with this model. This is the lovely tailors dummy who is usually front and centre to model whatever I have created. She's been great. So versatile and requires very little pay! As much as I love my tailors dummy, she is not exactly me. I'm shaped just a little differently and at the end of the day, the garments are made to fit me. So, I'm afraid you're gonna see a new chick coming through on here.
So here I am, out of the shadows and front and centre. Not your average model but then again who wants to be average!
It’s a vintage vibe. 50’s style dress with boning, lining & horsehair braid. It certainly stands out in a crowd! I used Burda 5/2001#122a & Butterick B6019 for the circle skirt as I was lazy to draft my own. As usual there were some shenanigans with the fabric as I didn’t have enough.🙄 #50sdress#sewersofinstagram #sewersgonnasew#vintagestyle #rockabillystyle#memade #fashionista#missjsewsusesapattern #missjsews#sewingproject #fabricland
|Horse hair braid on the outside of the lining. It's itchy!|