Burda Stripe CowlsYou remember the Winston Jumper? Well I pulled together the scrap fabric to make a second one (with slightly different sleeves) following some slightly more normal proportions. This fabric is prone to stretch and creep out so I found the extra-long body and sleeves on the original Winston to be quite irritating. I ended up shortening them on the original too.
Full-length LeggingsThis was more on experiment-cum-speed trial. Sometime during the autumn I decided that I hated the current capri length on ALL of my leggings and that full-length was the only real way togo. So I threw these together. They're a bit tall and the waistband isn't particularly snug but I'm not complaining. They're a fun change for dance practice.
I experimented a bit on the lower leg with seamlines. It may evolve for future makes but right now I'm overstocked on leggings.
Pop-Art dress revisited.My mod dress has finally become too scanadlously short to wear. I added some fabric as a hem band and am hopingto get a few more wears out of it. I'm pleased I kep the spare fabric for so long - it is an absolute beauty. I've never seen anything else like it.
This is part of my attempts to alter/repair more. My Lizzie dress is also getting too short and I'm hoping to do a bit of surgery to make it longer - though there is absolutely no spare fabric for this one.
Gift DressesWay back in May 2018 I made some dresses for a friend as birthday gift. I copied some existing garments and hoped they would work nicely. One dress is made from Atelier Brunette Moonstone Viscose, the other is a ponte (?) from Girl Charlee UK. They arrived with the recipient just before the crazy heatwave. Hopefully it was easy to wear in the summer heat.
One of the interesting things about copying the garments for pattern pieces was making discoveries as the process developed. I started out thinking one skirt was a basic rectangle, but it had sneaky curves and shaping hidden in the seamlines!
Twist & Drape ShirtHow many times have I made this pattern? Well, hopefully this time I haven't gotten it upside-down/inside out. I think it looks nice in this Nani Iro linen.
That being said, it sat unworn in my wardrobe for quite a while. I struggled to find something to wear with it, but it suddenly became a lot eaier once I tried out a few skirts and bought myself a navy cardigan.