Monday, February 2, 2009

"Brigitte" for winter

brigitte, originally uploaded by yoshimi_ the flying squirrel.
"Brigitte" is the name of a dress. She is a lovely high-waisted sleeveless dress, which has been one of my favorites. I've sewed it twice, with a cotton satin and a polyester shantung for summery weather. This time I made this dress for winter, with this gorgeous pearly tweed, experimentally. I thought I'd wear it as more like a "jumper dress" so that I could keep myself warm without a sleeve in winter.
By sewing slightly(1~2mm) inside of the seam allowances, I made it a bit bigger than the original size, as I wanted to wear some layers underneath the dress. Actually it was very successful and I can wear a LOT without looking too bulky.
dress "brigitte" in cream
dress "brigitte" in cream
I really like this puffy skirt of the dress, and I thought the shape would be very pretty on wintry dress. I am very pleased how it turned out!

Though we have a quite mild weather both in winter and in summer, we are still in the middle of coldness. I hope my family don't catch the flu any more until the spring comes!

brigitte in winter
pattern: anneecotton* Brigitte
fabric: tweed fabric in cream, cotton/polyester/etc-blend, about 1.5x1.5m
other: fusible interfacing (thick&soft on neckbands)


  1. This is a very pretty dress !
    Have a good day !

  2. I think I remember this pattern--did you post the other one on burdastyle?
    Anyway, I love the dress pattern, and the fabric you used is very interesting/different for a tweed. :)

  3. Such a pretty dress--- great choice of fabric. Great work!

  4. Thank you so much, Helene, the bee and Trisha!

    The lovely glided bee, you are right! I once uploaded the other one on BurdaStyle. Now you know I'm quite repetitious, hahaha ;)


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