Saturday, May 22, 2010

Little Girl's Sewing

I am continuing with posting the outfits I've made for DD. She, btw, has recovered from her surgery and is all better. We don't know if the surgery resolved the underlying issue, and will not know until end of August.
So, let's begin...
Striped dolman sleeve tee - selfdrafted.
The striped tee is self-drafted and made from lightweight cotton jersey.
I made for myself the same design tee, from the same fabric.

The necklace, btw, is her "pink pearls necklace," and she styled it with this outfit herself.

Linen Tunic, Burda WOF 2008-08-134, s.104:

Well-drafted pattern, the back closure is a line of buttons down the CB.

I don't know if you can tell from the photos, but the stripe has a tiny metalic thread woven into it. From magazine:

Burda WOF 139-07-2009: Wrap dress; made from lightweight denim.

The dress, in itself, is a very plain design, which is why, I think, the magazine suggests embellishing with crystals at the bottom hem. I chose to do a chiffon flower (from Dillard’s) instead; it is more my daughter, I think. However, my only advice, make it in a fun print or you will have to embellish. The flower, btw, is detachable.

From magazine:

To be continued...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Burda WOF 2008-11-139

I have been doing a lot of sewing for DD, and it is time for some posting to take place!

This dress is from Burda WOF 2008/11-139, and is designed by the head designer of Pampolina. Below is the nagazine picture and the technical drawing.

Technically, I should have cut s. 104, but this is s.110. I did it in 110 so she could wear it in the fall, however, I think that one can easily size up in this pattern.

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.

There is an invisible zipper in CB. There is also a lot of topstitching but it is worth it.

My impressions from the instructions: not impressed, very typical Burda WOF.
The pattern, however, is drafted beautifully!
I love how the dress turned out, the fabric totally makes it!