Monday, May 11, 2015

Truffle Dress in Turquoise Gauze

Completed the Truffle Dress finally!!!!!! Even the horses came to see this!!!!!
 Years ago I saw this dress in Colette's Sewing Handbook https://www.colettepatterns.com/‎ and I fell in love with it. 
 Sometimes it takes a long time to get something done, and this is just the wearable muslin!
 My plan is to do this pattern in silk, of course, so it will have a nice drape.
 I moved the zipper to the side because I hate back zippers that go all the way up - some days it's hard to reach up there!
 I added sleeves from Nicola Dress from Victory Patterns www.victorypatterns.com/‎.
 Oh YAH!!! Some new Blue shoes!!!!!
 I lined it with a soft cotton. The Gauze has some stretch to it so the dress is not tight.
"So when you need the balance
from circumstances in your day
the best therapy you can seek
is out there eating hay"

Gertie's Sweetheart Tee Dress

YES! I have a red dress to go with my new red shoes!!!!!
This is a combo of Gertie's Sweetheart Tee www.blogforbettersewing.com bodice with the Tiramisu skirt from Cake Patterns sewingcake.com/.
 It is so great to have be able to slip on a knit dress, feel comfortable,
And Go!
 I started with the sweetheart tee and cut it at the waist.
 Then sewed on the skirt and that's it!
"Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
utters itself. So a woman will lift
her head from the sieve of her hands and stare
at the minims sung by a tree, a sudden gift."
Carol Ann Duffy

Sunday, May 3, 2015

La Sylphide Dress

AHHHH! Spring! in La Sylphide Dress! 
 This is a pattern by Paper Cut Patterns http://papercutpatterns.com/
 Oh My Goodness! This luxurious turquoise silk that my sister brought back from China for me is to die for!!!!! It feels like heaven on my skin and has the perfect drape!  It is also thick enough that it is not see through. A lot of silk is see through and that drives me crazy because who wants a lining under a fabric that you want to feel! So this fabric is perfect!
 I used a silk chiffon for the bow tie and sleeve trim. I have never worn anything with a bow tie collar so I am not sure how I will like that but right now I am loving it. I had to make the regular changes to the pattern like a small bust adjustment, wider sleeve and sleeve hole. 
 Really I did not to too much to the pattern!
 It is heaven!
"Last Night, as I was sleeping,
I dreamt-Marvellous error!-
that the spring was breaking
out in my heart
I said: Along which secret aqueduct, 
Oh water, are you coming to me,
water of a new life
that I have never drunk?"
Antonio Machado