jeudi 29 mai 2014

A wintery outfit for Marie

I've just realised that her dress looks like a tiny Cambie, how cute! I drafted a simple bustier bodice with a heart shaped neckline, the skirt is gathered with some leftover broderie anglaise at the hem and the tiny sleeves are made out of white ribbon. Her jacket is a bunch of knitted rectangles sewn together and she's wearing the same black ribbon shoes from a previous outfit.

I need to discover how to make tights for her because some white ones would have looked adorable with these garments!

samedi 17 mai 2014

Sweet Easter top

I'm totally on time with this one^^ I really wanted to post about it sooner but I have been super busy with work lately so the only little free time I get is for sewing and hiking, I never think about taking pics -btw that's also why I'm not documenting my Me-Made-May this year!
So let's talk about this top, first the fabric:

Yes, it's that awesome! It has eggs with chicks, bunnies, daffodils, daisies and other spring flowers on them, ribbons and all possible shades of pink, in other words it's perfect. It's quilting cotton but it doesn't make a difference to me, as long as it has a cute print I'll turn it into something to wear :)
Now for the design, I'm obsessed with simple tops and babydoll shapes so I joined these two styles into one, using a Japanese pattern that I altered -ie I cut it short under the bust and added a gathered skirt- to get this:

Awww I LOVE my top, it is exactly the sweet and casual mix I was going for! I can just pull it over like a regular tee and enjoy the comfort and look of the twirly skirt while the upper part retains definition thanks to the bust darts. Once I had altered the pattern it took me less than 2 hours to trace, sew and finish it -I used lilac bias tape for the neckline and sleeves and made a simple folded hem. Of course I'm planning others and maybe a dress version with longer sleeves :)