Showing posts with label plaid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plaid. Show all posts

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Finished Project: Butterick 9973

So a day later than normally scheduled, here's my finished plaid dress inspired by Peggy Olson.
I've been attempting to re-create this dress -

but I decided to leave the buttons out as they're just not worth it for this dress I think. However as you can see I did make the bow to hide my terribly matched plaid stripes!

The weather this week has been unseasonably warm, but as luck would have it when it came around to Saturday it had disappeared, typical! This did not deter me from having the photos taken in our lovely garden though.

The dress itself came out nicely although I had to cut roughly 2 or so inches from the hem as it came to my calves, although depicted as knee length on the cover?! This in turn made the kick pleat a lot shorter too, so that's something to remember for next time.

The neckline is also a little loose so I could probably do with shortening the bodice a little maybe?

I was also a little unsure of exactly when I would wear this, as it's not exactly a subtle print? But after looking over this pictures I think it would make a perfect work dress. I like it with my grey tights, and I have a green cardigan that would suit it too.

So that's it! Mad Men Challenge accepted and executed X2! I can't wait to see what everyone else has made. Thanks again Julia Bobbin for setting it up!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Things I Love Thursday

This week I have been in total relaxation mode. I haven't even looked at my sewing machine since finishing the last Kenwood dress over a week ago, however I have still been thinking of my next few projects. 
I'm trying to be realistic and more proactive with my future projects, rather than sewing on a whim.
With this in mind, i'm putting together a list of patterns & fabrics that I would like to get started on for when I return home from the US. This also means (by sheer coincidence of course) that I can keep an eye out for certain fabrics while i'm away, as I have every intention of visiting as many thrift/fabric shops as I can! 
With autumn now here, and a sure to be cold winter just around the corner, I'd like to turn my attention to warmer clothes. At the moment there are a few staple items I'd like to try my hand at. The first being a pair of high waisted trousers:


It just so happens that I already have a pattern for something like the above

I'd quite like a black pair, not entirely sure what material though? Suggestions?

After receiving this seasons Asos magazine I'm also wanting to make a dress using some kind of knit, possibly in a shirt dress style?



Can you tell i'm into plaid at the moment?!

I also think it's about time I widen my sewing skills a little, and start sewing a few more tops.
I'm going to bite the bullet and purchase the well know Colette patterns Sencha & Violet.

As well as the pattern for the top in the Simplicity pattern featured with the trousers. This means that while I'm out in the US I can pick up some cute fabrics ready to sew for autumn/winter and maybe a few suitable for early spring too!

I've also got a new winter coat already picked out, which I'm purchasing this weekend!


Does anyone else have any staple pieces picked out for this season?