The weather is getting better here in Macau, which is a good sign that spring is coming :)
I like spring, I miss wearing a dress with cardigan over it, wearing sandals or open shoes and paint my toe nails :)
I want to say goodbye to wool/heavy fabrics and starting to sew lighter garments.
I already started to put away wool and heavy fabrics and took out lighter fabrics from stash. Also, I starting draw some flat sketches and looking for the right patterns for them. I will show you in the next post...
Well, I found a half sewn dress in the middle of pulling out the fabrics from stash and I remember that I supposed to sew this dress in November last year. I was planning to wear this dress on my mini vacation in Bangkok but somehow I couldn't finish it.
Then I decided to continue sewing it. It was missing sew the armholes opening, sew the button holes and buttons and hem the dress. So, in my calculation the dress will be ready in two days - which is the deadline of Share In Style 2nd March
And here is my new retro dress that I wear with cream color cardigan.
I used BurdaStyle Button Down Retro Dress 09/2014 size 34 with adjustment on the waist and hip areas. I also raised the front V-neck 2 cm, omitted the pockets and shorten the dress right on my knee
|source from BurdaStyle|
2 yards of printed rayon, 8 wooden buttons and thread
The sewing process is quite fun. I prepared the pattern including the alteration and then cut the fabric, both for the main dress and bodice lining - in this case I used same fabric for the lining.
The two most tricky part to sew this dress was the button holes and the narrow hemline. For the button holes, I used machine button holes and to sew the narrow hemming I followed this tutorial from Gertie's - watch the video here
After all, I like my new dress. I like a retro dress which I feel like a little lady and with the bonus that I can wear in both spring and summer seasons :)
Here are the dress pictures and I hope you can see the detail of the princess seams, V neck style, button down and narrow hemming.
And more picture of the dress on me without cardigan, front and back views
I think is enough for my today post, feel free to pop over Share In Style and I am sure you will have fun in fashion and sewing :)
Happy sewing and see you soon on my striped top!