samedi 19 février 2011

The wallflower

Hey there, how are you? I haven't posted much lately but that's because I'm preparing Me-Made-March so I'm saving some new garments for this challenge :) Still I have two tops to show you and I'm sure you'll understand why I chose this title when you see the first one:

The fabric is called Antique Roses and it's a quilting cotton that reminds me a lot of wallpaper patterns hence the wallflower reference! I should also mention that I've had it for a few months so I'm still following my stash busting oath^^. The design is a Pochée top I had already sewn a few months ago and that I love! The pintuck pleats at the front as well as bust darts give it a nice shape and I'm fond of the narrow shoulders and slightly puffy sleeves. Actually I made another one in a row but I didn't have enough fabric for the pleats so I had to leave them out:

This time the fabric is some flowery lawn I had at a bargain price -there's this local shop where I often buy cheap flowery lawns to find later that they are knock off of expensive Liberty prints^^- 2 years ago. Finally I was able to take a picture of one of my mum's dress variations based on this pattern:

Here I simply added a fake button placket with little ruffles. And yes it's one of my cheap flowery lawns :) My mum told me that some coworkers asked her where she had bought her dress so it got me thinking that such a garment costs 5$x1.5+1$ for the zipper -I've had the golden buttons in my stash for years- so that makes it 8.5$, I LOVE sewing^^! See you soon friends, have a lovely weekend!

5 commentaires:

  1. What great casual blouses. I'm sure the lovely cotton will be great in the summer, too.

  2. I love the wallflower fabric- i looks like it hangs really nicely. Your stash busting seems to be going really well - unfortunately i caved and bought some sale fabric last weekend - doh!

  3. You've been creating really cute pieces!! Those pleats makes really nice shape as you said! I like that. Also I'm interested in the neckline, with a little collar.
    Your mom's dress is just gorgeous! I wish my Mom could wear such a beautiful piece too.
    Me-Made-March sounds really fun!

  4. Thanks, I'm glad you like them :) Phil it's ok, I can barely wait to go to the shop and I'm sure I'm going to SPLURGE once there^^ Ophelia, will you join the Me-Made-March challenge?

  5. Lovely blouses! I like the v-neck shape and the hem bands on the sleeves.

    And the dress looks so nice on your mom! She's lucky to have you!