I left you with a little hint of what my next project was to be, a self drafted 50s inspired wiggle dress for Daughter No1. The fabric is a John Kaldor print stretch cotton satin that is just absolutely fabulous to work with. I’d bought it ages ago, so chalk this project up as a sash-buster! It had always been intended for something for my eldest, but we never could agree what exactly to make.
Anyway, it’s done now, but I can’t show it to you properly just yet as she’s gone back to Uni! I’m hoping we’ll see her & the boyfriend on Monday as it’s Bank Holiday in the UK & I fiugre we can do lunch or something & I can get her to model the dress for me (and you!)
Here’s what it looks like on a hanger. Just the front, the back is something special.
I can’t wait to see her in it! 🙂
While I was laying out the pattern, I happened to notice I had a bit left over. I though about what I could use it for – a skirt? Too short. Shorts? Not the right fabric. *brain racing* A jacket??? I dugout my Bellatrix Blazer pattern – just to see. I worked out that with careful placement, I could cut another Bellatrix! 🙂 So I did and this is what was left of the 2m of fabric once I’d chopped it all up.
It worked out really well, two garments from 2m of fabric, bonus! I just didn’t have enough to cut the facing in the same fabric, so am awaiting delivery of a plain black stretch cotton satin. I decided to get cracking with it this morning so that when the black fabric does arrive it will be a quick job to finish. Here’s how far I got by lunch time.
And by the time daughter no2 got home from school at 4 I’d finished the shell and made up the lining, as far as I could without the front facing and she just had to put it on!
This is the 5th version. I did think that I just might end up making 12, one for each month of this year! Now that would be something, wouldn’t it?? 😀
In the mean time, Me-Made-May ’14 is underway with so many cool outfits on show on twitter & flickr, not to mention the new Pinterest board! Daughter no2 & I will be posting out photos on the Me-Made-May-14 page as well as on flickr. She’s using Instagram too. Are you participating?
7 thoughts on “Something in the works”
Oh my goodness, LOVE IT!
I LOVE the jacket on Your daughter. cant wait to see the dress on and the jacket finnished 🙂
You seriously made this AND a dress out of 2m of fabric??! You pattern placement genius you! The jacket is fabulous, and I can’t wait to see the dress!!
yup! 🙂 I am making small sizes though, I wouldn’t recommend doing this with anything bigger than a 34!
amazing! love the fabric and the dress looks great!
Wow! The fabric is gorgeous and how cool that you got 2 garments out of it. Genius!
Both the dress and the jacket are perfect in that gorgeous spotty fabric.