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Closet Core Kalle out of Cotton Voile from Mood fabric – space themed. I’ve made three of these 2 as dresses and one as a shirt. There are some things about the construction that I don’t like and I’ve also decided that I don’t really like the idea of shirts without inseam sleeves. I mean shirts with collars and collar stands and plackets and the whole nine yards – to do all that and then not set in the sleeve seems a waste to me. I know it’s a style choice but on my broad shoulders, fit is really sacrificed.
Fibremood Simone – I made a dress version of this blouse and I love it. The sleeves are also grown on for this one, but it’s a drapey unstructured kind of garment so it works for me. I made a size larger than my usual size and I’m happy with that. I purchased fabric specifically for this dress. I saw the top version made by @timetosew on Instagram and I loved it. It’s a double sided double gauze from Atelier Brunette – with small check gingham on one side and larger on the other. I used the larger for the sleeve ruffles and the body ruffle. Do I look like a picnic table? A wingback chair? Dorothy? Only wish I had little more of the fabric so I could have made it 4 inches longer.
Self drafted dresses! I’m working on my block for a basic summer dress so I can then adjust it for other looks. I’m on my third bodice, and second sleeve (though to be fair the second sleeve is an optional second sleeve, not a new drafted version of the cap sleeve I’ve used so far). I think the bodice is pretty close to finished with the only open question being can I grade it to fit other sizes. Time will tell!
Ether Dress – pattern Fantastique up to 59” hip
From the designer: The Ether Dress design was inspired by a light puffy cloud-like, seersucker fabric gifted to me. With simple construction, maximising volume and texture, the Ether will make you feel like you are from another world.
The structure is anchored by a rope that ties off at the centre front split. The rope crosses at the centre back into a loop radiating gathers. The loop detail lowers the centre back volume for an elegant silhouette. The pattern includes two views, one with sleeves and one without. And yes it has pockets.
Megan Nielsen Protea Capsule Wardrobe – smaller sizes
Larger sizes here max 62”
From the designer:
Protea is a loose fit woven capsule wardrobe set. Pattern features two neckline options, two sleeve options, two skirt options, darts at the bust, neckline facings, gathered skirt and anchored pockets.
View A is a dress with round neckline, gathered skirt & fitted sleeves. View B is a woven tee with square neckline & fitted sleeves. View C is a dress with square neckline, flutter sleeves, tiered gathered skirt & drawstring. View D is a woven tee with round neckline & flutter sleeves. View E is a tiered gathered skirt with elastic waistband & drawstring.
Peppermint Magazine West end jacket– Pay what you like
From the designer: Made in collaboration with fabulous French patternmaker Camille of Camimade Patterns for Issue 55, the Peppermint West End Jacket is a universally useful, gender-neutral design with clever construction. It features a touch of tasteful top-stitching and a few fascinating flat-felled seams. Not to mention patch pockets, perfectly placed for putting your mitts in and big enough to store all your essentials. Sew it in thick wool for winter warmth or lightweight cotton as a summer shacket – this is a pattern you’ll want to make again and again.
Progress on #pfSewYourStash
I have a piece of fabric ironed and ready to cut out a dress using a fabric I purchased in October 2020. I only started sewing in May 2020 so that is deep stash for me! It’s a Kokka fabric that I bought from Nekoneko Fabrics in Singapore.
Jenny: yesterday dress from a precious silk owned since pre-pandemic.
Next up: an conversation with Jenny & SewGoth’s account runner.
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Slightly Sinister Patterns:
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Be My Goth Patterns:
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