vendredi 14 octobre 2011

Update in blue and white

Hiya! At first I wanted to make two posts since I have two garments to show you but after looking at the ugly pictures -my mum and bf have failed me! They now suffer from my bad pic curse- of them I've realised they're both well, navy blue and white^^.
To start with, a shirt made using the latest Female magazine that almost turned into a sewing tragedy since I used an AWESOME double gauze kokka fabric for it and the final product sucked. Indeed the sleeves and back were too tight, the front buttoning was set too high and the general aspect was dreadful. Fortunately I managed to salvage it more or less and I can wear it even if it's far from perfect:

BTW I'm seriously disappointed in this latest Female issue, the patterns are smaller than usual and they don't look as good in reality as in the magazine, which is the first time this has ever happened. I hope the next one will go back to normal!
Now, let's have a look at a vintage project with this great pattern from this lovely etsy seller :

That dress is so adorable! Aww and look at their hairstyles! And those platform shoes, swoon! I have ended -for a moment- my two-tone dresses period with this pattern for which I used plain cotton, the bodice and sleeves in white and the skirt in navy:

It was a pleasure to sew, I'm in love with the pintuck pleats, the neat little collar, the flutter sleeves and the empire waist, plus it's a pull-over, the tie belt gives it its shape and I want another one :)
Have a nice weekend, see you!

6 commentaires:

  1. Your dress is really wonderful. I can see why you want another one!

  2. The blue and white dress is really pretty!

  3. Wow!! Woderful!!! I love bsolutely everything in this dress, blue and white combo is one of my favorites and the finished dress is totally awesome, good choice, great job!

  4. Wow! your floral top is absolutely adorable, and your navy and white outfit is so chic! You look lovely!
    Cecili, you have won my 1944 Vogue 2858 pattern in my giveaway. Please send your mailing address details to me at csmith(dot)australia(at)gmail(dot)com and I will post the pattern to you as soon as possible. And thank you for your kind comment also!

  5. Oh, I really love the this dress- I want you to make another too!!! Love the little bit of bell to the sleeves and informal cinched waist contrast to the tidy formality of the pintucks. Lovely choice in contrasting fabric too!