Wow, two garment posts in a row! Don’t worry, that’s not going to become a habit! I just wanted to squeeze in this dress, in time for this week’s Project Sewn sewalong. I wasn’t sure if we could take the pics on time because the weather in London was pretty crappy this week, but we managed to photograph the dress yesterday.
This week’s Project Sewn theme is “Signature Style” and what immediately came to my mind was: navy, white, polkadot, dress, chiffon. These are probably my favourite things (in terms of clothing) and although my closet is overflowing with navy and polkadots, I really was in the mood of making something that was totally me. I was lucky to find the right two fabrics in my stash (brownie points for stash dieting!!) and the pattern, BHL’s Elisalex was already traced and cut out from sewing my Floral Frenzy dress.
This time I made the dress without the sleeves (so much faster as you don’t have to sew on the whole lining by hand!). For the bodice I used white cotton with tiny black polkadots for the side panels and also for underlining my navy chiffon. I love how the little polkadots peek through the fabric in the front.
This time I didn’t go with the original skirt pattern and simply made a gathered skirt which consists of two layers (the fabric was super see-through). The second skirt underneath is much shorter and ends above the knee.
For hemming the skirt I used a narrow hem foot which made the tiniest and neatest hem you can imagine. You can buy these for very little money (if your machine uses standard presser feet). It just takes a little while to figure the best way to hold the fabric while you run it through.
Our local pub had some veeeeeeery convincing signs outside their door when we went to the park. But after we had to walk there twice (don’t forget to charge the camera batteries!) in this shitty weather, we decided to go to the off-licence around the corner and get some drinks to take home.
Oh, and BTW!
This is dress #27.
Yes! Twenty-seven! Finis! The challenge is completed! I’m free to head off and get an overlocker pour moi! I’m over the moon…and completely broke at the moment, haha. But I will be starting a new job soon (hopefully) and then it’s time to go and get this friggin overlord.
In the meantime…
♥ You can vote for my dress over at Project Sewn’s link up. ♥
The voting starts tomorrow and ends on Sunday!