Wishing you all a fabulous holiday season and may we all get a chance to spread more love and cheer as well as some moments to be thankful for all the blessing we have received this year!
My first make for this month and for my 100 me-made outfit challenge is a polka dot blouse that I made out of fabric I was gifted by a friend for my Birthday.
The Pattern –
- Cotton black and white polka dot (Gift)
Till next time!
Its going to be two posts in one day, because we just celebrated the Sinhala & Tamil New year here in Sri Lanka and I made a special dress in the auspicious color (Green) and I cannot wait to share it with you all. So here it is; my beautiful green polka dot skater dress!
Since the auspicious color was Green and I already made an emerald green shift dress early this year (The Emerald Dress), I really wanted to make another silhouette. I saw this fabric lying in a gigantic roll in my little local fabric store (they have coral, blue, baby pink and green) and I thought it was perfect for this project. And when I was researching, I found the below picture and I knew I wanted that dress in my closet!
I used the Newlook Pattern 6020 which I absolutely in love with and I have few more fabrics that I am intend to make in the same pattern.
- reduced the hem in 2″ all aorund
I am yet to wear this beauty and I will upload some pics when I do.
Hope you all like it!
Its been a while and I have made some good progress with my sewing and I’m so excited about my growing skills in handling fabrics. I made two dresses from Tilly Walnes’s book – Love at First Stitch and I absolutely love them. I already wore the red hounds tooth dress and got so many compliments. The empire waistline and the puff sleeves are so flattering and I didn’t make any major changes to the patterns.
without further ado,Here are the newly sewn beauties in my closet…
The first one is this cherry red hounds-tooth fabric, which is a 100% cotton voile that I used to make the wearable toile, but it ended up becoming a well sewn garment. I fully lined the dress with a salmon pink cotton polyester. Both the fabrics were in my stash and finally I added a red bead necklace to the neckline. I initially wanted to sew it onto the dress but then decided otherwise.
For the second dress I used a Navy Blue polka dot cotton stretch fabric that was also in my stash and it didn’t need any lining. I’m planning to wear it with my Ruby shoes and My Ruby woo lipstick from Mac. I will upload a picture when I do wear it.
The pattern – Megan Dress from the book Love at first stitch
The fabric – Red hounds-tooth – Cotton / Navy Polka dot – Cotton Stretch
Sewing time – 7-8 hours per dress
I can see a few more of these dresses in the near future, most probably another one in a pink cotton eyelet fabric or a black eyelet fabric. Tilly’s book is definitely a must buy. I enjoyed every second of making this dress and the instructions are clear and pretty and easy to use.
till next time…
It took me nearly two weeks to get over my sewing block and I sewed myself another Burda high waist skirt to wear with my Forever 21 Ruffle top. I Attached an exposed zipper instead of the recommended invisible zipper but sadly I don’t have a picture of it to show you all. I love the fit of this pattern and it is a very flattering style for curvy figures.
The Pattern – Burda Summer Magazine 2012
The Fabric – Polka Dot Cotton Stretch
Sewing Time – 2-3 Hours
I haven’t worn this beauty yet but hoping to flaunt it in the coming weeks. Hope you all love it!
Till next time…