jeudi 9 septembre 2010

McCall 6249

Hey there! I's time for my weekly girly outfit, so here's McCall 6249, a 1945 dress pattern that is among the most beautiful I've ever seen! Have a look:

I made view B with short sleeves (not shown here), as I managed to lose the instructions I had a brief wth moment to attach the front yokes to the bodice but I finally got it. However I didn't pay attention to the fact that I was sewing the darts as usual on the inside when they were supposed to appear outside... Next time I'll be careful :) The finished garment:

My usual "arms-crossed-in-the-back" pose doesn't work out that well with the keyhole opening :(

It's, erm, yellow cotton as you can see and I finished the inside with some cuuuute lace.

Now, for your information, I live in a French-speaking country but of course we also have our local language, creole, and one of my favourite expressions is the one used to describe see-through garments: television^^. Well, this is a television dress so I had to make a quick half-slip to wear underneath -I folded in two a rectangle of peach polycotton before encasing an elastic at the waist.

That's it for today, see you soon!

mercredi 8 septembre 2010

Arum lilies

Hello friends, how are you? Today I made a brooch:

I found the little flowers at the Chinese corner shop, the bow is red felt and it's gathered behind a fake pearl. I was lucky I had some really tiny brooch attaches left, this way the closure doesn't show too much :) Have a nice day, see you!

dimanche 5 septembre 2010

The girly week: day 7

Hello! I didn't post yesterday because I wore the blue Series skirt from Thursday again :) Here's today's outfit, it's the Dick Bruna skirt!

So, I actually enjoyed this week, of course I'll keep on wearing jeans or shorts but from now on I'll also think about the dresses and skirts that have been sleeping in my drawers. I've decided I'll wear one once a week, I guess I can manage this^^ See you!

vendredi 3 septembre 2010

The girly week: day 5

Hello! I'm in a bit of a hurry so I'll edit later to give more details about today's dress: I slightly altered Sarah's PE top and used flowy black rayon.

jeudi 2 septembre 2010

The girly week: day 4

Hey there! I'm feeling a bit silly posting it because today's outfit wasn't handmade -the top is from Forever 21 and the skirt from the Series shop in Singapore- but a challenge is a challenge, right? So Bf you'd better have that jumbo chocolate/chocolate chip/fudge/chocolate sauce with hazelnuts ice-cream pot ready for the weekend^^!

Also yesterday I managed to buy 3 metres of fabric, as if I needed that! But it wasn't too expensive (10$ the lot) and the prints are so kitsch/strange! My kind of fabric exactly :)

The left one is polycotton and the safari one on the right is pure cotton.
See you!

mercredi 1 septembre 2010

The girly week: day 3

Hello! First, I haven't joined but I wish all the Self-Stitched September participants a happy, creative month! Then this is today's dress, a Simplicity 60's pattern and my boyfriend's favourite garment :) I think it was the second vintage dress I made, I remember having a hard time with hemming the circle skirt but the rest of the construction was surprisingly easy, even the bound buttonholes! See you!