Freitag, 13. Juni 2014

Frilly Beach Dress

This beach dress is as easy to wear as it is to make! Front and back pieces are exactly the same so you just need to slip it over your head and you are ready to go! I used strips of black stretchjersey to neaten the armholes and neckline.

Freitag, 6. Juni 2014

Japanese-Sew-Along: week 4

Bouse paired with terra cotta shorts
Bouse paired with a salmon jeans skirt

I failed to deliver a finished garment this last monday - and I totally underestimated the time that I would need to finish this little cropped blouse with the puff sleeves - it was quite quick to sew up until I made the finishing touches: I did all top-stitching by hand with a thicker cotton thread that I once bought for an embroidery project and I usead really big and bold stitches. Sadly, this was meant to be a test-garment and so I used a quite small remnant I grabbed at the fabric store a few weeks back and there was not enough fabric to line up the pattern in all pieces.
Blouse top-stitching details
Simple instructions

The pattern is from a japanese book called "good looking" and I changed it a little bit by not adding the opening in the front! It is wide enough to comfortably put it one by just pulling it over my head. I even cut away the seam allowance on the vertical seams and now it sits really well in the front and the back without looking baggy - a little better on my body than on the doll ;-)