jeudi 31 octobre 2013

My witch dress

Last year I went with bright orange for my Halloween garment and realised I really can't with this colour so this year I made something black:

It's a self-drafted knit dress with kimono sleeves and a slightly flared maxi skirt, I wish I could have made it a tiny bit longer but I ran out of fabric obviously.
And not only is Halloween my favourite celebration -tonight I'm totally reading E.F. Benson's creepy stories before watching a Kaidan Restaurant marathon :)- but it's also my mum's birthday, so I made her this dress using a great Mrs. Stylebook pattern and flower printed cotton from a local shop:

Happy Halloween!

jeudi 24 octobre 2013

A (big) bunch of tops

And they're all made from that Burda pattern using super soft knit fabrics from various local shops. Seriously I could live in these tops, they're so comfortable and with their demure boatneck and 3/4 sleeves they're ideal for work. Also I tried to make the most recent ones long enough to be worn with leggings, which worked okay and still the fabric's so light I can fold them or tuck them in when they're paired with skirts or shorts and there won't be any bulk.

A little Dora!!

I finished the neckline and sleeves by folding the fabric inside and using a medium zigzag seam:

As the white top which was too see-through, I had to line the upper front and back so the neckline was finished this way:

Also I've just found some navy with grey stripes knit in my stash so another one is definitely coming :)