Friday, November 12, 2010
Speaking of fabrics, when I was planning the fall capsule for my daughter, I first narrowed down the pieces I wanted to make, and then focused on the fabrics. I definitely wanted some corduroy; it is such a cosy fall material! I was glad I could use a flower-print one I’ve had for a few years (see the shorts in this post), and I found the polka dot one online. It was an added bonus that both cord fabrics coordinated. Also, both are pinwales and lightweight.
As you can see, the shapes of the trench are very basic, yet, lady-like. I was glad to find the lace-up shoes to "toughen up" an otherwise very girly wardrobe.
Construction-wise, the trench has inseam pockets, cuffed sleeves, and is lined in lightweight cotton fabric, all practical details.
We found the cap in TJ Maxx and I knew it would perfectly compliment the trench, so, we had to have it.
I had to wait three weeks for the flower-shaped buttons, but it was worth it, they add just the right touch of whimsy.
Monday, November 8, 2010
As part of my fall capsule for her, I made 3 dresses.
1. Diamonds and Squares dress.
This dress was made using a Burda WOF pattern, but unfortunately, I don't remember which one. I used a poly knit and played with the pattern: the placket features squares and the rest of the dress diamonds. The dress is underlined with a lightweight cotton knit, and the neckline is bound with lightweight brown corduroy cut on the bias. There is a CB button closure.
The other 2 dresses I had made before (2 years ago) in a smaller size. They turned out to be such huge hits with DD that I remade them in her current size this summer. Since they have been previously reviewed in detail, I will provide only brief descriptions below.
2. Village Frock
The pattern was purchased from the ladies behind http://sugarcityjournal.blogspot.com/
For previos version and construction details, pls click here: http://theprincessseam.blogspot.com/2008/10/village-frock.html
3. Striped Dress with Leggings
Previous version and construction details, pls click here: http://theprincessseam.blogspot.com/2008/10/striped-dress.html
This dress is self-drafted, and made from a reversible (two-faced) interlock. I utilized both sides. The bodice is lined with something similar to swimsuit lining.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Back when I was pregnant, I made a fall capsule for DD, and will try to post the outfits as she is wearing them.
I wil start today with a skirt and two tees.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Look at the profile and the heel! Beautiful...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Bottom-line for me, I've spent plenty of time on Burda Style to determine it is not my cup of tea, and I don’t see using it in future. As long as the access to the Russian Burda Fashion website remains an option, I’d continue going there for previews and archives.
What do you all think?
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sleeveless top with shoulder ties; made from cotton seersucker in white and yellow stripe.
From the magazine:
Burda WOF 2008-03-133:
Sleeveless top with ribbon at shoulders and neckline; made from an old cotton shirt of my husband (the sleeves and two fronts).
From the magazine:
Burda WOF 2008-03-2008, s.104:
Design-wise, I found the shorts most amusing. The pockets are really interestingly done, the leg is gathered as in rompers, and the ties are so cute! All in all, it is a very fresh, girly, and current garment. I am planning on making it from pinwale corduroy (in a size larger) for fall.
From the magazine:
I love the fabric. You cannot really appreciate it unless you can see it and handle it. I really want to make something for myself from it, but cannot settle on the design. Maybe next summer…
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I made for myself the same design tee, from the same fabric.
Linen Tunic, Burda WOF 2008-08-134, s.104:
Well-drafted pattern, the back closure is a line of buttons down the CB.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The fabric is pinwale corduroy (Kaufman print). The fabric is a fairly busy print with larger objects, so I had to be careful with the placement of the pattern. Luckily, the print was not off-grain at all! The dress is fully lined with ponge lining.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I checked ebay and the vogue site, but did not find anything. :((
Worst come to worst, is anyone willing to lend me the pattern, so I can trace it in my size?
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I have been doing some summer sewing for my daughter. It has been a while since I have made her anything. Plus, she has loved and worn a ton the few things I have made her. The picture above contains most of the pieces I have made for her, but there a few that I made after the photo was taken.
I am going to post individual pictures and brief reviews (if a commercial pattern was used) shortly.