Monday, July 18, 2011

I sewed three summer dresses.

Hope you all are doing well!

I sewed three summer dresses lately. Two of them are for me, and one is for my new torso. Yes, one of my friends kindly asked if I'd like to use the one which she no longer used, and I am finally equipped with a dress form!
I'm yet to understand what will be changing by living with the device, but it certainly makes me feel committed. Hi everyone, I'm scared. What if I lose my interest in sewing afterward? Is it going to be a space-occupying speechless gizmo?  (I sincerely hope not!)

The first dress
I sewed it as a muslin for the pattern to check the size and also to check the device, the dress was completely wearable, though.
Pattern: Fluorite from tamanegi-kobo (dress, PDF pattern)
Fabric: plaid cotton, similar to quilting cotton

The second dress
Another dress from the same pattern was adjusted to my measurements. It is made in my kind of print so that I can be comfortable in it on a hot day.
Pattern: Fluorite from tamanegi-kobo (dress, PDF pattern)
Fabric: light and plain woven linen, flowery printed, embroidered.

The third dress
This dress is made from the fabric with horizontal stripes. The grain is bias. I wished the stripe pattern to give an interesting feel to this simple dress, and I think it did sorta so.
Pattern: p852 from annee-pattern (dress, Paper pattern)
Fabric: soft, loose and plain woven linen, horizontal stripe pattern.

Have a happy day!
xoxo
yoshimi

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful dresses and love the bias stripes.

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  2. Congratulations for having a new sewing friend! :P 
    I read in Gertie's blog here (http://www.blogforbettersewing.com/2010/05/meet-new-and-improved-veronica.html) that she padded her dummy to make it look similar to her shape. Maybe you can do the same if you're interested. That way, you can fit the clothes directly on her or use her for draping. 
    Anyway, love the summer dresses, especially the Fluorite dress. The fabric is so beautiful!

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  3. They're beautiful! I am in such a sundress mood these days. I love the pattern for the first two, especially.

    I really like Novita's idea about customizing your form. I'm very torn about getting a dress form---I'd like one, but it won't be much use if it doesn't have my same fitting issues.

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  4. Love all of these dresses! Especially the one with the bias stripes!

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  5. Three beautiful, soft, summer dresses!  My favorite is also the bias stripes.

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  6. Beth (Sunnygalstudio)July 18, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    I have a dress I made that is so similar to the second one - I love to wear it in the hot summer.  very pretty all three.
    and you will love the dress form, it is so great to put work "in process"
    on it and study the options.

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  7. Thank you Novita! The link didn't work for me to reach the page, but I certainly know what you mean! I think I'm going to try before long.

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  8. Love the check dress - it's has a great retro chic vibe.

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  9. All the dresses are so pretty! I like the1st one the best, even though it was a muslin!

    I have a dress form, and i find it useful when drafting a pattern:)

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  10. Love all your dresses - makes me long for the warm weather.

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  11. Very pretty! I especially like the last, bias cut one. :)

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  12. Wow, gorgeous dresses! I really love the checked one, but all 3 are beautiful.

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  13. Beautiful dresses!  The plaid is so cute with the bias touches and the horizontal stripe matching (and bias!) is impressive.  Lovely!

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  14. All three are unique and beautiful ... Wonderful work as always!  We are having such hot weather here that I wish I had one (or all 3) for myself ...  

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  15. Dear Yoshimi, I love the Annee-Patterns, but they are all in Japanese.  I live in Australia and do not speak or read Japanese.  Is there any way I can access this website in English?

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  16. Three fantastic dresses.  I love your fabric choices.  I can imagine they are very comfortable in the heat!

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  17. Sorry but no, I don't think so. You can use translators of course, although they always tell funny things. (Yahoo translator gave me something like this; http://bit.ly/nr4M3C) I'm sure Anee-pattern&fabrics is happy to accept international purchases and shipping too. If you already have particular patterns for purchasing in your mind, I suggest you to ask them how you can order their patterns and how much it would cost for you etc. To contact, visit here (http://annee-pattern.com/) and find 問い合わせ at around the right upper corner to click, then you'll have a mail form. (お名前=name)(メールアドレス=e-mail address)(お問い合わせタイトル=title) Alternatively, their open e-mail address is "cotton[at]anneesi.co.jp."

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