lundi 17 novembre 2014

The best summer dress!

I'm SO happy with this garment, I think it's my new favorite dress! I used my hacked Japanese top pattern and 1 metre of some Liberty knock off to make it. I didn't know what to do with this fabric and since it was cheap and there's plenty in our local shops I figured it wouldn't be a big loss if my dress test didn't work. Well the result looks super cute IMO and the fabric is so nice to wear, it's light and very soft, the perfect material for our hot summer!
Regarding the pattern this is really a cropped top with a gathered skirt, it retains a little shape thanks to the bust darts but apart from this you pull it over like a tee-shirt and that's it :) I added side pockets for once and I should do so all the time because I feel so cool walking around with my hands tucked in them -even though I got sweaty palms because they're like little saunas when it's 31° Celsius^^
I finished the neckline and sleeves with bias tape and made a simple folded hem for the skirt:




Now I want to make one in madras, another one with polka dots, another one with big pandas on an off-white background, another one with stripes... I need help!

10 commentaires:

  1. Such a sweet dress. A lovely style on you, but then you always look so cute :)

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  2. Sometimes we get the best garments when we don't expect it… the dress its so cute!
    If you have some fabric leftovers, you could make the same dress for your doll Marie, I think she might like it! :)

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    1. Thank you Marie, I thought the same thing for my doll but then I realised that she'll wear it better than me^^

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  3. Fantastic shape, I can see why you want lots of these!

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    1. Thanks, I'm already making the next one :)

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  4. Love it! Love a good Japanese pattern and your hacked dress looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you, Japanese patterns are really amazing when you want to sew something quick and cool!

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  5. Very nice dress, it looks great! I also love the cheerful fabric:D

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