Tag Archive: Floral
Hello lovelies! I am thrilled to share this dress with you that I made to wear to the Gatsby Summer Afternoon this year. This is actually the first 1930’s dress that I’ve made! I did make a 1930’s skirt two years ago, but that’s it for my 30’s sewing. It seems quite odd that I’ve […]read more
HI DARLINGS! I couldn’t wait to wear this skirt. We featured this M7606 skirt in the July/August issue of SEW SEW DEF and I knew I had to make it asap. I love a great wrap skirt and I love ruffles! I also had this really great velvet cami I picked up H&M this summer […]
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PATTERN DETAILS Cherry Blossom Photography Collection. Shabby Chic Cherry Blossom Photography Printable Bookmarks 2 – Deddington, Oxfordshire, UK. DESCRIPTION: Instant Digital Download of 1 x ZIP File, containing 1 x JPG File. 4 x Cherry Blossom Photography Printable Bookmarks. Sizing: 2″ x 7″ – four images per A4 page. Resolution: 300 dpi. INSTRUCTIONS:read more
HI DARLINGS! Okay I already know you guys are gonna ask me about what pattern i used how I made it etc. but I don’t have anything to show you because I used a vintage jumpsuit I found at the secondhand store and created a pattern. I posted it about it on INSTAGRAM a few […]read more
HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to finally hare my NEW SUMMER PATTERNS for SIMPLICITY! Today I am sharing this amazing dress pattern and on Wednesday I will post the SECOND DESIGN from my summer collection. They start hitting stores mid April so keep your eyes peeled. I LOVE my summer patterns so much and although I made it in stretch […]read more
Hi Darlings! I know that as women and moms we often forget to STOP, breath and enjoy some alone time but we need it! It keeps our minds and bodies balanced so I try my best to set aside time for myself. I have been using Honest Co. products from some time now and I […]read more
Oh people I have had some mega sewing going on this last week, but because I was also hugely busy work wise I am a bit behind with my writing – & I have so much to write about! I have to start with the simplest as some downtime calls (& I’m watching something with subtitles […]read more
Happy Friday everyone! For anyone who has been following me on Instagram – (thanks new phone ) – you will have seen a few details of my floral leggings. These are the Pacific Leggings by Sewaholic which I purchased a bit ago, intrigued by the added details from your standard leggings – a crotch piece (behave!) […]read more
So, I loved Miss Seven’s vintage sheet shirt so much that I just had to make my own. Here it is. My Grainline Archer has been modified to accommodate my standard broad back/long arm/height requirements. I also added a classic, tailored sleeve placket, and two fish eye darts in the back.read more
I had a little bit of wool fabric and lining leftover after the making of Miss Seven’s tailored coat. It was precisely the right amount for ladies skirt. Fancy that. My original plan was to make a simple, straight skirt using my own skirt sloper. However, when I laid out the wool, it was a lot wider than I remembered and it suddenly seemed a shame to limit myself to a pencil skirt when there was clearly more fabric I could work with. Starting with a basic pencil shape, I left the back skirt piece unchanged. I then traced the front skirt piece in full, mirroring the pieces as if to avoid cutting on the fold. In the diagram below, the grey shaded pattern is my altered front piece. I extended the waist along the existing pattern line and shortened the hem width a little. I then simply connected these points with a diagonal line. It was very important to identify and mark the CF point. This was a perfectly fitted skirt pattern and those CF points needed to match up when …read more
My original plan was to make Miss Seven a pair of pink cigarette pants to go with her new coat. However, I fell in love with every view on the front of this pattern cover and I thought I’d try out the shirt first. I used more of my vintage sheet set to make this shirt. The print looks so lovely in a shirt that I’m planning to make myself one now too. The pattern went together beautifully. My only complaint was to do with the sleeve cap ease, but I find excessive sleeve cap ease a fairly common feature of old patterns. Next time I’ll shave some height of the sleeve cap so it can be set in a lot easier. I made this pattern up in a size 8, which corresponded quite well with Miss Seven and a half’s chest measurement. I expected it to be a little bigger on her than it is though. However, it would stand to reason that she has lovely broad shoulders like her mother. The torso fit is lovely and it looks comfortable. I …read more
I’ve had this gorgeous fabric languishing in my stash for nearly two years. I don’t use a lot of floral and I rarely have the occasion to justify sewing with silk charmeuse. Even so, this one stopped me in my tracks and I had to have at least a little bit of it. I went home with a little over 1m. In retrospect, I wish I’d purchased more. It would have been the perfect silk to use for my bias cut dress. I was just waiting for the right idea to come along. I should thank from Melanie from Poppykettle and Rachel from Boo Dog and Me for inspiring me with their beautiful Frocktail tops. In particular, I liked the idea of pairing such a delicate floral print with leather. The design is a loosely fitted shell top with straight side seams and bust darts for a little shape. I hand-stitched the binding and hem down. I felt like this fabric deserved it. I also tried to achieve a length that would suit wearing it out loose or tucked in. I’m very happy with how it worked out, but next time I …read more
This dress was a last minute back to school wardrobe top up for Miss Seven. It’s one of her favourite styles of dress during Summer, and the simplicity of the design also makes it a perfect little school frock. It is the third one I’ve made for her. For this version, I made a size 7, but lengthened the dress by omitting the double hem construction. This resulted in a lengthened bottom band which I machine blind hemmed in place. I think I may have forgotten to switch the iron on when I pressed the bottom band! I do that sometimes and wonder why the iron isn’t working. The crease you see is where I’ve blind stitched the hem. I also omitted the front pockets. I used beautiful Italian cotton shirting scraps for the top and bottom panels of the dress. Both fabrics were leftover from sewing her father’s business shirts. The mid section of the dress is from a vintage pillowcase I picked up at an estate sale recently. I love the combination of prints and colours, and I especially love that I was able to use …read more
Bold and beautiful Anna Sui silk voile, a pale soft yellow topped with bold vibrant sunflowers on flocked dots, little texture. This fabric is extremely breathable. As stated in my previous post about this dress, my confidence was boosted af…read more
I had a very specific idea in mind when I started planning for this coat. I wanted to make Miss Seven a nice Winter coat that she could wear out for special occasions. She’s old enough now to have a few special items in her wardrobe and I’m hoping this will also help educate her on how to appreciate, respect, and treat special garments. The outer fabric of the coat is a woven wool blend. It is extremely beautiful in real life. It has a nice, coat-worthy weight, with little threads of gold and tan woven through it. Both sides of the fabric are useable, with the rose and background colours simply reversed on the underside. I thought about incorporating both sides of the fabric into this coat. I also though about keeping this coating fabric entirely for myself. It’s probably not the best choice of fabric for a child. The weave is not exceptionally tight, but it is still quite stable. I suspect it may get a few snags during it’s lifetime, but the slightly motley mix of threads through the weave is forgiving enough to disguise any repairs that …read more
Summer sewing project number two is done! It’s the Bleuet Dress by Deer & Doe, part of my summer sewing plan. (Here is number one if you missed it – a short and sweet A-line miniskirt using fabric I bought on holidays.) I used a stretch cotton poplin from Telio with a tiny floral print. The photo […]read more
I decided to make a birthday dress for myself this year. The fabric was purchased for me as a birthday present last year when my husband was on a business trip to NY. He chose it himself which impresses me to no end. At a glance, it’s gorgeous. In real life, it’s a fabric I wouldn’t have checked out myself. I would have taken one look at the label and put it back on the shelf. And I would have missed out on a lot of fun. My friends, this delicious embroidered organza is pure, flammable polyester. I suspected as much, but was hoping for a miracle. A burn test outed this beauty. The fibres melted rather than burned. Further confirmation was delivered by an IG buddy who recognised the fabric and remembered its content. Silk organza would have made this dress an enduring beauty. Polyester organza means this fabric does not breathe. It is stiff, scratchy, and uncomfortably hot. I can deal with the comfort issues by moving the dress into my Winter wardrobe. I think it would look …read more
Hey Guys and Gals,
Well I know FOR SURE this dress must have popping up at some point on your feed today, but I thought I’d poke my head into the circle and show you mine too!
If you haven’t been reading your feed today, this is the latest pattern release from the girls over at Sew Over It, The Vintage Shirt Dress. I have been eyeing this dress up since last Summer, when I saw the shop sample of this dress on a mannequin in the corner. Of course it started it’s life as a class at Sew Over It, which of course they still run (Lisa is actually wearing the sample on the class page!). I knew it was going to be a pattern eventually so I had to bide my time! Although the girls have produced a sleeveless version for the pattern release which I’m so happy about.
I helped the girls by testing the pattern a couple of months ago, and I got this lovely blue floral cotton to whip it up. Unfortunately, I think they kept me the last scrap, but there’s definitely lots and lots of beautiful stuff in their shop, and I sure as hell had a hard time choosing! I think I would also have loved one of the blossom prints that Lisa used for a Betty recently. You know I love a blossom (seen as my leg is painted in them!).
I didn’t attempt any pattern matching, I don’t think it’s worth it for a print like this! In terms of the pattern, you know I like my skirts long (and if you remember I did that massive hem) so I think I added a lot of length. But that’s the easiest adjustment in the world so there were no problems there.
My skirt is almost the complete fullness. My fabric was a little on the narrow side (and of course making it longer made the flare wider) so I needed to compromise a smidge (there! see!).
I seem to have accessories coming and going in these photos, but in the one above I’m wearing one of the brooches I’ve been playing around at making 🙂 Although it hasn’t completely sated my love of buying… there’s a camp, glittery crocodile winging it’s way to me as we speak. MMMMMM GLITTER…. Speaking of glitter, I have spent approximately £25 this week on glitter. Clearly I don’t have a car, mortgage or children. Whoops.
Last but not least, if you got this far , I have a few surprises to end this post!
The lovely girls at Sew Over It have offered my a free pattern to offer to one of you lovely readers! To be in with a chance to get a free copy, all you have to do is leave a comment before Saturday 6th June at Midnight GMT. That gives you a few days! If you want to comment but don’t want to be entered, let me know!
Oh and if you’re not lucky, you can get the pattern for 20% off with the code EMMIE20VSD in the Sew Over it Shop for the next week, until Midnight next Wednesday the 10th 🙂 My first code, how awesome!
I think there are a few other surprises coming from the girls later in the week, so look out for those too!
Pour le corsage j’ai utilisé le décolleté carré en lui enlevant 5cm au dos en hauteur et le seyant est parfait, je n’ai rien changé d’autre.
What do you do when a pretty little dress gets ripped to shreds? Well, shreds might be a slight exaggeration, and to be completely fair, it probably wasn’t entirely the fault of the child. The dress was getting a bit too snug across the chest, which was probably causing undue stress on the fabric. This child is a champion grower. She’s going to be taller than me. She is also, by far, my roughest customer. I can’t tell you how many knees and bums and legs she’s worn through in this past Winter. I’m at the point where I won’t make anything below the waist for her anymore. It’s more sensible to buy cheap RTW leggings and trackie pants during the sales. In the past few weeks, I’ve been converting some of the salvageable ones to shorts for Summer (like the cute pink pair below). Even Miss Three doesn’t cause as much damage as her to clothes as this one does. This dress refashion was very simple. I cut off the yoke as high up as I could and simply attached a waistband. The waistband is a …read more
Remember this awesome Rigel Bomber? I made it a long time ago, but it’s had an awful lot of wear since then. The outer cotton fabric is heavy and durable. My mistake was in lining the jacket with a slippery viscose. I don’t regret it though. That viscose remnant I used was totally luxurious and something I noticed every time I slipped that jacket on. Unfortunately, viscose can be a little more delicate than other fabrics when it comes to laundering. I made sure I prewashed everything first, but it didn’t occur to me to dry the fabrics in the dryer. I rarely used my dryer in Australia. Even in Winter, with three kids, I could efficiently line dry all of my washing. This is starkly different to where I live now, where most people almost exclusively use their dryer. I initially fought this practice, but when your neighbourhood has a no clothesline policy, it’s hard not to succumb to the convenience. So to cut this rather long story short, my bomber found it’s way into the dryer (I do my laundry on autopilot and sometimes there are casualties). The outer fabric …read more