Saturday, June 13, 2015

Eva summer dress

Hello everyone!

I hope you all are doing great. I've sewn a few easy garments since the last post in April, but I have been too lazy to blog about them here, too. I think I'm going to write some mini-notes about what I made recently spreading in some coming posts. Please be warned if you look for something special technically in sewingwise, because they all happened after simple sewing (as always).

Here we go the first one:


Eva summer dress


I finally sewed the dress pattern Eva from Tessuti Fabrics as a dress. I used it once for this skirt, and I'm really in love with the cute silhouette of its skirt part. This time I used a very light fabric with irregular stripes and made it into a dress. I followed the pattern and instructions except those alterations:

 Bodice was lengthened by about 5cm at hem.
 Shallow bust darts were added to give some room in front.
 Pockets were omitted.
 Lower skirt was shortened by 5cm.
 I chose size XS while my bust measurement corresponds to size M.


I like lower waistline, generally, so I lengthened the bodice. I wouldn't have shortened the skirt if I had enough fabric, though, I had no choice as there was a resource shortage of fabric. I have put some bust adjustment as I often do, but maybe it wasn't necessary.

Side seam pockets were omitted because the fabric seemed too sheer to have anything extra hanging inside of the dress. I now think it was a wrong idea. And I regret it. (I practically need pockets in all dresses!)


 The size I cut was much smaller size than my measurement size, and I like the way it fits me. I need a wiggle to get in the dress, but it is easier than threading a needle.

The fabric is light, slightly sheer generally, and very sheer at some particular rows of stripes. I'm wearing my handmade silk/linen short underdress in the pics.


Sewing was quicker than stripe placement, as you may suspect. I was worried about stripe placement in this dress, especially in the skirt, but I now think the oblique line effect in the skirt isn't that bad after all.

I really like the whole package of this dress. It is a comfortable summer dress, and I wore it several times already. Despite the fact that it's not summer yet.

Happy sewing to you all!

Love,
yoshimi

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Pattern: Eva from Tessuti Fabrics
Fabric: 150cm wide x 200cm long, rayon, polyester, linen and nylon stripes, sheer and light. Not so drapey.
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39 comments:

  1. yay! a Yoshimi post :) and the colors in that dress are just dreamy. perfect for summer, very cool looking.

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    1. Hi Beth, thank you for leaving the comment! Yay, I wrote something! (like a tortoise)

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  2. Lovely dress and quite unusual! Well done, looking forward for some more pics!

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    1. Thank you, Terese, for the kind comment!

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  3. A lovely Eva and the stripes worked very well, quite beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure about the stripes but it worked much better than I thought. I'm happy!

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  4. That's a beautiful dress! :)

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  5. Beautiful, the colours and fabric are so delicste

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  6. A very pretty dress that suits you perfectly

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    1. Thank you, katherine. I am not good at wearing stripes but those colors helped me quite a lot.

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  7. Very summery.
    Loving the colors.
    I think you could add pockets within the blue &green stripe of the skirt.
    Because of wearing the slip, they won't be as noticeable.

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    1. Thank you, kathy! Unfortunately it was quite noticeable when I simulated pockets in the dress with the under dress. Thank you for your advice anyway, but I'll try to forget about the pocket when I wear this. Perfectly imperfect!

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  8. That fabric is amazing! Pretty dress.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! The fabric made the dress.

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  9. Love that fabric! It makes the dress special.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I agree with you so much. The fabric made it special.

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  10. You surprise me again with the combination of amazing fabric and design! This looks great on you!

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    1. Thank you Inna for your compliment!! The colors are so very me, aren't they. Love them...

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  11. Such a lovely dress and looks great on you.

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  12. What a gorgeous dress, so light and summery looking! That fabric is so gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very happy that I could use this fabric in a garment (I was worried about it very much for long time)

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  13. Nice,nice,nice.Bayıldım,you look so chick

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

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  14. A really pretty dress. Great stripe matching.

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    1. Thank you!! I'm happy with the stripe matching too.

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  15. I love the stripes, and how perfectly summery it is. I am also very fond of pockets and slips. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment! Pockets are really important feature of Eva dress, and mine has none of them. Crime...

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  16. Really beautiful, the colour, the cut, it suits you so well!!

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    1. Than you so much! I think this garment is kinda funny but it is also very me ;)

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  17. Beautiful dress and the stripes are so delicate.

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    1. Thank you!! The fabric consists of a lot of fibers and it makes the fabric looking somewhat special. I really like it.

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  18. Oh wow, this is beautiful. The fabric is amazing.

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  19. Absolutely beautiful Yoshimi!! As always.

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  20. Hi, Yoshimi!! First of all let me tell you that I just love your hair! It's growing! You look fantastic like this.
    Now, where do you buy all those pretty fabrics! Probably it has nothing to do with the where but with the who! You have such good taste when it comes to colours and shapes and textures!!

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Thank you for your comments!!