A little better maybe

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Another dress same as the yellow

Since the 17 Y O and I were passing the fabric/haberdashery place in Tooting on Friday afternoon,  (Silkhance Fabrics) I made her pop in with me and see if there were any fabrics she might like to consider wearing if made into this dress.  (I really should trim my sentences)
She chose this white on black flower print cotton (that has a matching black on white print).

I might go back and buy a few yards of the black on white;  I'd like to make myself a sensible shirtwaist dress with it.
I've prewashed the material, cut the pattern and am ready to sew for the weekend starting Friday.

I also made this Lutterloh pattern
just in time for the UK's long awaited summer.  (Hope I didn't speak too soon!)

Some pics.

8 1/4" X 5 7/8"

I wasn't prepared for how small the supplement is.  Its only about 21 x 15cm.

Blog bit

Did it look like the pattern?
I think it would have had I bothered to put the elastic in!

Did I make any pattern adjustments?
Yes!  I bound the neck instead of drafting a facing.

How easy was it? 
Surprisingly easy. It does require that you have knowledge of dressmaking though.

Notes:  this golden rule system uses your bust and hip measurements to draft patterns above and below the waist.  I used the same measurement for the bust and hip for no logical reason.   That's why it's too big around the neck, shoulders and bust!  

Would I make it again?
     Yes.  I already have. I used my real bust measurement which is 4cm smaller than my hip measurement.  I'll put some pictures in in a couple of weeks.  I still have this story to tell
60s day at work!

 I'm so gonna make more Lutterlohs.  I only bought this supplement because the 18 Y O took a shine to this unusual dress with cape number.
 She can have it in the autumn/winter of this year.  At the moment, I'm enjoying making my new summer clothes.
More patterns in the supplement.
Jacket and trousers
Two dresses

Warm jackets, I'm thinking fleece.....

Front supplement. Two jackets and a pencil skirt.

Q: What do you call an alligator in a vest? 
A: An Investigator!

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