Tuesday, December 23, 2008

coat "poppie"

coat "poppie"

I have made this coat, for my colleague's wedding party. It'll be in next February but it's always good to be ready in advance!
( I will need to make a dress and a shirt for my girl and husband by then, so there is not much time, anyway.)

The fabric is gorgeous indeed, and I really adore its quality. To my eyes, it shines like a golden wheat field in the late summer. Something beautiful, nothing snobbish.

coat "poppie"
coat "poppie"
coat "poppie"

pattern: anneecotton* "poppie", a short&dolman-sleeved wide coat
fabric: alpaca50/wool50 blended shaggy fabric, the color of double cream
lining: twill cupro, pale gold
2 plastic buttons and fusible interfacings (hard for collar, thick&soft for facing and hem)

a simple silk skirt (to be)

I have also made a skirt out of this silk satin. After finishing the coat, I realized that one of my handmade scarves suited it very much. I had to make a skirt out of the leftover of the scarf!

a simple silk skirt

pattern: anneecotton* "A-line skirt 948"
fabric: silk satin
lining: cupro, cream
invisible zipper and interfacing (thick&soft)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Bibi DIY dress

I started sewing my own clothes 5 years ago.
I really love doing it. Although I'm a self taught sewer, I think I've done pretty much a lot of garments until now.
Having said that, I can remember clearly each one of my creations. And surely this should be the hardest project of all. This looks just a simple dress, though.

I made it in summer, 2007.
It's got a fitted body and a very wide tiered skirt.
I thought that it must be beautiful in silk chiffon, but I realized that it was just impossible for me to do as planned after a muslin!

Too many tucks, too much fabric in one dress.

You may not see all those tucks but I counted them for you. There were 126 on the skirt (and pretty much gather work on the body, too)...... well...
I chose this feather-light cotton instead but still it was hard to assemble precisely. As I was not so skilled at that time, and I still am not, it took me one looong day just for tucking a skirt. I almost fed up, but I somehow stayed patient and could finish it. This is the result.
Looking at the photos of the dress....now I feel like making another. Yes?... maybe.

Yesterday, I asked the tailor to do my button holes on a new coat.
I hope I can show it to you soon.

Have a happy day!

Bibi dress
pattern: anneecotton* Bibi
fabric: cotton voile for fashion fabric, off-white cupro for lining
other: invisible zipper (long), fusible interfacing (thin)

Bibi DIY dress