Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Pink Two-layered dress with yellow trim

 Made this dress well over a year ago, but i just love it so much i have to blog about it.
Was made using butterick's 4967 pattern.

Butterick 4967
Made the yellow version. Fabric used is cotton fabric but with light flowery embroidery design.
 The instructions in the pattern are quite simple and straight foward.
Centred Zipper

 Ribbon trim came about when I wanted to hem and found hemming very difficult.( go figure, circle skirt) I then took the ribbon sewed it on to the edge without even folding it down. Luckily fabric didn't fray that much.
I just love this picture...

Someone is trying to make an entrance...
All for now.., until later. Regards.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Boys Shirt, waistcoat and trouser

Decided to try my hands on making a shirt for the boy, before now things like collars and placket used to put some fear into me, Used Burda pattern 9792 and made the long sleeved version.

Overlocked the seams to achieve a 'clean' look.
Took me about 4 hours to make this shirt, and I am happy I tried. the collar for this pattern in a single piece, guessing simpler than the two piece version. 

9792 Shirt   : Burda Pattern : sizes: 2   to 6 years
Burda 9792

At least now I am starting to understand how collars and plackets work. 

Waistcoat and Trouser
This is the waistcoat and trouser I made for the Paris wedding. it was made using black corduroy fabric. It came through pretty quickly... as it as been made before in navy blue corduroy. I used the size 4 years pattern for my 4yrs old, so I would say it is true to size for him.

Burda 9781

Some people have problems understand burda pattern instructions, but I must say I have had no problems with them. Although I did give the collar making part a very very good look to understand it.

Back View.

The bow in this last picture is a joke I know. Lol. My excuse is that I didn't have a pattern or sample to use in making it. :-)

Thanks for coming around.
Big Regards.