lundi 31 octobre 2016

It's Halloween time!

As a quick update from my previous post please replace all occurences of "broderie anglaise" with "eyelet", how silly of me! Lol I remembered the correct word days later and yes I'm ashamed that I could forget it in the first place :) Anyway, today is the best day of the year aka Halloween, I'm eating chocolates, reading some True Singapore Ghost Stories and naturally I have made a little something to celebrate:

Complete with fluffy black cat tail!

So I recycled an old me-made top for this project, the band and pocket used to be blue and there wasn't any cute cat peeking! The original garment was so worn out (yellowed neckline, loosen seam lines...) because I loved it and wore it a lot that I was about to throw it away, so why not give it a nice final makeover before getting rid of it? I simply replaced the blue parts with black ones, drew a cat with fabric pencils (I copied it from the manga Plum, this character is called Princess and is beyond cute) and finished everything with orange fabric because Halloween:

Also, as usual I made a garment for my mum's birthday, this year it's a green crepe cotton dress with a me-made cross stitch detail:

Hope you have a great celebration too!

lundi 3 octobre 2016

I made a dress

I love broderie anglaise and I'd wanted a black broderie dress for a while but I knew I couldn't wear something fully lined here in Reunion, so I settled for a mixed fabric garment instead. I went for broderie ruffles with a plain poplin shell:

I bought the black broderie in Singapore because it was super cute and the quality was very good, and the poplin is from a local shop. I used an old Ottobre pattern that I slightly altered, I think the original dress had tucks instead of gathering and puff sleeves or something like that, and of course I added ruffles that I finished by encasing the raw hem in folded narrow bias tape:

I like my dress because it's really nice to wear, I have my broderie details and even though it's black I don't think I look overdressed in it, or do I^^?