dimanche 6 avril 2014

Couture Vintage

It's the name of a great sewing book by Tonje Thoresen I bought last year and today I'm presenting the first dress I made using it, the "Robe Princesse", which is kind of strange considering that it has regular darts and no princess seams at all:


So here are the pic and drawing of the dress from the book:


 

I muslined the bodice only, I raised the neckline by 2cm because it was too deep for my taste and that's it, I made a French size 38 which is very comfortable but next time if I want a more fitted look I'll definitely make a 36. Also I didn't put the bow because I'm a little fed up with them -I can't believe I've just written that!
I stole that AMAZING fabric from my mama's stash, it's "Garden" by Hokko, a Japanese brand and I know she bought it in Tomato but I can't remember how long ago. It's soft cotton and the print is to die for IMO! Since it's getting slightly colder here I could wear it with my trusted refashioned denim jacket:



I also made the romper or "Combinaison Brigitte B." from the book a few months ago using black linen, it's cute but I don't really like the photos -they lack essential pink hair:


It was too plain so I added an iron-on appliqué from some 100 yen shop, it's a cute little girl ready for the rain:


To sum it up I think this book has some really cute and cool retro garments to offer so if you're into that style go and buy it :)

15 commentaires:

  1. these are both so beautifully made! i can't believe i've never heard of this book before...must check it out...

    (did mom see your dress yet?)

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    1. Hehe yes she saw it and she had a quick "Where have I seen this before?" moment but she has so many awesome coupons she can't keep track of all of them^^

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  2. Both of these are great! I especially like the dress - I might have to keep an eye out for this book.

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  3. Following on from my further comment, I just had a look at the book and realised I've got "Dressing chic revisite les 70's" from the same range. I'm about to make my first dress from that, so if all goes well, I think I should expand my library!

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    1. Oh I've had a look at the "Dressing chic..." and the designs are excellent, not to mention they seem quite easy to make!

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  4. Oh, your dress is to die for! I love it with the denim jacket too. The romper looks sophisticated, which is quite unexpected! Great job on both!

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  5. Maybe it is called "princess dress" because it is as beautiful as for a princess? I would totally love to wear this dress as well (and the fabric is also great)! The romper is also nice and I don't think it looks plain at all!

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    1. Thank you Marie, I could totally see this dress in a beautiful mustard or teal fabric on you!

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  6. That dress I'd so cute! You wear it beautifully. I love it with the cropped jacket too.

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  7. Thank you ladies, I'm glad you like this dress!

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  8. You look so very cute in that dress and the romper is perfect!

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  9. I'm french, I just discovered your blog via googlesearch. it's amazing ! I love this fabulous dress ! You sewed it welle and it suits you perfectly !

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