So… yes… haven’t been here for a while.
I won’t grumble about how tired I am being a mom for a 1.5 year old baby and 7 months pregnant. Instead I want to tell you that lately I manage to find the energy to sew.
It might be related to our Crete holiday, which I really really wanted to have some new hand made garments to show off and feel good about. So lately I sew. a lot. (well you know, comparing…).
So this is the first garment I want to show you.
The pattern is from burda 05/2014.
The dress is very floaty and comfortable, and was very easy to sew.
I can even walk around without a bra because it shapes the bust very nicely with the gathering in the front.
The sweet love of my life!!
Baby is sleeping… good time to go eating. Only problem you can’t pass the sidewalk with that giant trunk!!
It started with buying 3 meters of a beautiful fabric with a really great print which I didn’t want to break.
I decided on the burda 03/2012 front knot dress, the longer version, because this fabric calls for a long dress…
Of course I said to myself, no way this dress needs 5+ meters of fabric, it must be one of those burda exaggerations.
After hours of copying the pattern pieces (you need to glue several big sheets of papers together), I found out indeed my 3 meters are not enough…😦
So, quickly, before I loose the moment of actually sitting down and sewing, I shortened the pattern and used another fabric from my stash.
The beautiful fabric will have to wait for another long dress…
This fabric is jersey, so I had to take it down one size and also take the shoulders further in.
It is very flowy and comfortable, and I used a very thin netting for the lining so it’s not too heavy for the summer.
In general, I don’t moan at all about the pregnancy… It’s just that I’ve been going to a Pattern Drafting course for about 6 months… and just now, when we’ve finally learned how to design and draft interesting and fitted dresses and trousers… I can’t really because of my belly.
So anyway, I designed this dress, at least it fits my upper bodice. and is cute, I think🙂
If someone is interested, I can try and upload the pattern. The size is about 40 (burda sizes). Please write to me if you do.