Never in a million years I thought this blog would reach 100 posts, but its true, here we are on number 101! Yay! Apparently making clothes never gets old around here and I still get butterflies in my stomach when I finish a garment that I’m happy with, yep I guess its love. 😀 Today’s make totally fits this category, although its a super simple dress I’m really pleased with it and I think its a great kick off for M’s spring/summer clothes.
The dress pattern is from this A Sunny Spot book (pattern G – Summer Dress), its designed for wovens but with slight changes worked perfect for this flamé jersey from NOSH. This particular jersey is pretty stable and doesn’t have much stretch so its a safe bet if you want to adapt a woven pattern.
I choose size 120cm for M. who is 118cm, at least she was last time I checked heheh, don’t worry it was less then a month ago, I’ve been trying to behave to avoid heartbreaks; I can say I’m happy with the fit. Since the pattern is intended for lightweight wovens I removed about 15 cm to the each skirt piece, I was afraid of it ending a bit too bulky. I also skipped the back closures and cut the pattern piece on fold.
Best part is that she can start wearing it already, just by adding a long sleeve tee and some tights/leggings, smart thinking right? heheheh
These butterflies are one of my favorite prints from NOSH so far. I got them last year in green (you can see what I made here) and I was super happy to see them again in the new collection. This rust/brick color is just perfect! ❤ ❤ ❤
M. Loved it, and F. woke up this morning asking if I had made hers already… I guess I have to get some more of this fabric. 🙂
You can check out the new collection from NOSH here.
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs! ❤
This fabric was given to me by NOSH, but all the opinions are my own.
Hello sweet people! It’s Carnaval around here and I’ve been busy making a costume for my girl. This year she choose Jessie from Toy Story movies and I couldnt be happier when she told me her choice. Yes, I’ve been secretly wanting to make this costume since she started asking for Halloween and Carnaval costumes so YAY! 😀
It was a pretty easy one. The shirt is store bought, just added the details in yellow, orange and white felt. Also used some fabric markers to add the embroidery like details. The cowgirl trouser “protective thingies” (seriously I don’t know how those are called hahah) were really quick to make but I bought much more fabric than I needed so I may force someone to have a cute cow costume in the future… hahahaha
The hair was the hardest part for me. I started by making a braid that was supposed to be attached to her own hair, because usually she hates wigs. But then she started saying she wanted a wig so I decided to try Dana’s super cool tutorial (here) which I’ve been wanting to try ever since I first saw it.
The tutorial is easy to follow and I really liked it, however I made de mistake of using the braid I already had, and since the wool was kind of thick my first try ended up a bit messy. To make it worse the inside beanie (made from old tights) was small… That’s what happens when you decide to make it all without trying the beanie first on the person that is going to use it… sigh So starting over was my only option. This time I bought some thinner wool (my husband found the perfect color for it), and a swim cap that I knew would have space for her head and own hair too. ehehehe It worked pretty good and she was so so happy when she saw it! Total Win!
We even added the cord to be pulled like real Jessie has. 😀 Bruno made it from a piece of TV cable. It’s attached with a KAM snap, so she can take it off she wants. 😉
Here’s little sister trying to pull it! 😀
Like looking in the mirror! heheh
The hat was a super lucky find from Flying Tiger, it had some black trimmings that we removed and replaced with white thread all-around. Worked perfect!
F. originally wanted to dress has Po from Kung Fu Panda, but somehow we managed to change her mind into a store bought costume. She calls it her Super Princess costume and I think it suits her well. 🙂 I have to confess I feel a bit of mommy guilt for not having made the panda costume for her but she seems pretty happy too so I guess I shouldn’t worry that much… there’re still plenty costumes in our future so maybe she gets it next time. 😉
Happy Carnaval! Hugs. ❤
This month on Project Sew It the theme is blouses so Yep I made another Waterfall! 😀 I know what you’re thinking this blog is turning into the Waterfall Raglan versions blog hahahah sorry but this pattern won my heart and I told I would have to copy the beautiful woven version that Toya made (here) so here we go. Last week Chalk and Notch had a blog tour for this pattern and some other woven versions showed up like this stunning dress from Nicole (here), be sure to check the tour posts because they’re filled with super inspiring versions.
For my take on it I choose a beautiful light crepe fabric that came in the London Sew Social “goodie bag”, courtesy of The Sweet Mercerie. It’s a bit “see through” but I think it works perfectly for blouses, just see these beautiful ones from Eva and Trine.
To make this I used the same size as for my knit versions (size 6), I knew I’d be ok since the pattern has enough ease on the bodice pieces. The sleeve would be ok for me on the bicep area too, since mine measures closer to a size 4, but since its designed to be a fitted sleeve around the forearm I changed it a bit. Basically I added 2cm to each side at the wrist area and redrafted the sleeve from the bicep area down. I’m pretty sure this must be a totally lazy/don’t copy what I’ve done method, but I’m here to tell the truth so that’s how I did it hahaha Please don’t hate me sewing masters!! 😉 I also removed the hem allowance for the sleeve and finished it with a narrow hem.
After finishing the neckline with bias bound in the same fabric, it started to funnel a bit so there was some unpicking involved and some free style cutting to get it to a point that made me happy. After that I didn’t have more fabric to finish it in woven so I decided to use navy rib matching some parts of the fabric. 😀 I know you keep seeing this neckline finish from me, but I love it so and I’m excused because I did try to make it all in woven!! heheheh
It took me a long time to cut all the pieces on my fabric because I din’t have enough which lets face it keep happening around here LOL, in the end I had to make the front ruffle shorter by a few cm, I think it was about 8 cm but I’m not sure anymore, sorry. The good surprise was that this fabric was a breeze to cut and much easier to sew than I expected, so its definitely a great one to start with if you want to move from up your game a notch.
I’m super in Love with it and I can definitely say its one of the prettiest things in my closet right now. ❤ I have to make more hahaha But next time I’ll probably copy Celina’s version (here), its so GOOD! LOVE IT ❤
You can get the Waterfall Raglan here; the lovely swallows crepe I used here and you can join us on project sew it here.
Thanks for stoping by. Hugs! ❤