I was going to make one of these
From this old Burda
I made 3 of these over the years, but had to give them away as I got smaller. I made a soft blue cotton one, a peach Georgette and a flowery Chiffon. Anyway, I lost this crinkle embroidery Georgette that I bought for the occasion.
That's what happens when you put things away.
I ended up instead, looking at this pattern
from this Burda,
and did a quick make instead, just to make myself feel better.
It is a very quick make, only a few pieces; Front, Back, Casing, Sleeve-things and the long Belt/Tie. (As I was pulling the fabric inside out for the belt, I slipped and bashed myself in the face). I wore it to school next day and received 4 compliments! I must say, I don't like it very much! It would have been better had I a figure. I loved making it as it was so simple.
I'm going to do the blog thing!
WAS IT EASY TO MAKE?
YES. I disregarded the instructions - it's almost self explanatory. I'm not gonna show any stitch details although, it is pretty good - you'll just have to trust that what I say is true.
DID IT LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE?
NO! and YES! Off, it looks like the pattern but on, no! But that's because I have no figure to speak of.
WOULD I MAKE IT AGAIN?
YES, KIND OF! I 'm going to, one day, make this version
because it has the caftan look around the sleeve/sides, which was what I wanted in the first place.
WHAT DID I LIKE ABOUT THIS PATTERN?
It's very easy and I imagine you can get a lot of wear on many occasions if you think about the fabric more carefully than I did.
One I had in my stash from a second hand place called Posh Junk in Mitcham.
It was 45" wide with colourful tulips on a navy background. I didn't want to be bothered with too much pattern matching; I had about 2.5m. I managed to use about 2m.
I then found my fabric - if you got this far you've seen it - and it's been cut out and is ready for marking and interfacing! Hopefully, I'll have a new two-piece dress by next Tuesday! I'm going to have to take my time on this one; my fingers are a little numb these days and the fine fabric's a little difficult to manoeuvre at the best of times but, as I say, I'm a-gonna-take-me-time.
Teacher: What is a forum?
Pupil: A two-um plus a two-um!