The theme of this post is: things I made with weird hems and never blogged!
When long time sewing friend Tanit Isis announced she was pregnant, I decided to make her a maternity dress… and this was my practice run for what I had in mind! You can see the final dress on her here – she had to take it in almost everywhere because the bamboo jersey I used for her was so stretchy!
My ITY version is less stretchy and lots of fun to wear.
What is your favourite pattern that used to be trendy and now has disappeared? Mine is the Jorna dress, which is a semi fitted dress that flares out at the waist. I love the asymmetric curve of the hem and how it’s long from the front and back but sassy on the sides!
Next up: PINK!
This is a Seamwork Ariel dress in rayon/linen blend from Fabricland, and I have to say, I’m so impressed with the pattern! Accurate sizing and good fit right away. Look at me enjoying solid colours and a woven!!!!
The only issue I found with this pattern is that the front notched slit as drafted doesn’t give enough ease for me when I move. I hear a rip on my muslin when I bent over to pick something up, and the front slit was suddenly higher! To avoid that issue, I added higher side slits as well. Now it is perfect. I really love the combination of bubble gum pink and tomato red.
Next up is some actual fall sewing! It is that perfect early fall weather right now, when putting on a sweater feels cosy and fun – got to enjoy that short season before it becomes damned cold and annoying. CUE THE COSY SEWING!