dimanche 20 avril 2014

Marie's latest outfit

She is wearing a popelin A-line dress, a denim bag and off-white sandals. The dress is lined, it has trim embellishment and it closes at the back with snaps, I used a variation of her green dress for the pattern. The bag is also lined with light blue piqué, the strap is bias tape folded in two and I added flowers that I cut from a piece of trim to make it a little more interesting :) I'm quite happy with the shoes, as usual I used fleece and fused cotton for the sole and some ribbon I had left in my stash but I think they look really cute once worn.

And after seeing Rachel's post on her adorable rag doll I can't wait to buy this book and start making mine!

dimanche 6 avril 2014

Couture Vintage

It's the name of a great sewing book by Tonje Thoresen I bought last year and today I'm presenting the first dress I made using it, the "Robe Princesse", which is kind of strange considering that it has regular darts and no princess seams at all:

So here are the pic and drawing of the dress from the book:


I muslined the bodice only, I raised the neckline by 2cm because it was too deep for my taste and that's it, I made a French size 38 which is very comfortable but next time if I want a more fitted look I'll definitely make a 36. Also I didn't put the bow because I'm a little fed up with them -I can't believe I've just written that!
I stole that AMAZING fabric from my mama's stash, it's "Garden" by Hokko, a Japanese brand and I know she bought it in Tomato but I can't remember how long ago. It's soft cotton and the print is to die for IMO! Since it's getting slightly colder here I could wear it with my trusted refashioned denim jacket:

I also made the romper or "Combinaison Brigitte B." from the book a few months ago using black linen, it's cute but I don't really like the photos -they lack essential pink hair:

It was too plain so I added an iron-on appliqué from some 100 yen shop, it's a cute little girl ready for the rain:

To sum it up I think this book has some really cute and cool retro garments to offer so if you're into that style go and buy it :)