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Friday, 28 February 2014

No one is safe!

No one is immune for the nipple darts! It's nice to know it's not just a problem for home sewists.

I can't tell if this is just how this dress photographs - with the lustrous white fabric and all - or if this dress is poorly constructed. Is it super unsymmetrical or is that just the way she's standing?

In any case, I know that the nipple dart can get event the best home sewist, but it's nice to know it's not just us. I also find it pretty comical that this is what passes for news.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fast-ish Fashion ...ish

Oh yeah, clothes are supposed to be fun!

I made this outfit on a whim. Well, as much of a whim as I can get when sewing. The shirt is based on the bodice for this dress I'm drafting and the skirt is the same basic block that I used for this and this and also these dresses. I just made it have a contoured waistband.

Because I was making this mostly for looks, I let myself skip some of the more labour intensive techniques and I used some synthetic fabrics. The shirt is rayon and the skirt is a poly-wool blend.

I was inspired by this

Look how cute! I'm so envious of this girl's style that I even copied her red purse. Check out how off grain the pattern is at the hem of her skirt. What's up with that? Love this look, though.

Running shoes! I made my outfit to wear to a funk show, so I wanted to be able to dance. Thank you Chanel, for making running shoes chic.

Yup. I've already worn the shirt with my pegged skirt and I looked fierce.

And thanks Brian! Brian's a friend of mine who is also a professional photographer and total boss. Watch out dude, a girl could get used to this.

Man, it was really fun to make something trendy, just to wear to a show!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Summer Dress Bodice Muslin

Progress already!

Here's a reminder of what I want the finished dress to look like.

I'm using instructions from Patternmaking for Fashion Design to alter my basic bodice. I figured to get the bodice I want, I would have to draft a short kimono sleeve (pg 334-336) and a blouson (pg 142). Easy right?