The Perfect Interview Dress – My 2nd SewDollyClackett Entry!

Hi again!

Today I also want to show you my second entry in the Sew Dolly Clackett contest! Here it is:

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The Perfect Interview Dress, Vintage Green Leather Purse, Lola Ramona Leopard Angie P Shoes

I LOVE this dress! It’s so soft and comfy and I feel great in it! πŸ™‚

I used the same pattern as the Groovy Girls dress, but with a dirndl skirt instead of an A-line skirt. πŸ™‚

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The fabric is a lovely soft cotton with a flower print and it’s vintage too! My mother bought it in the late 80’s to sew some curtains, but never did. I’m so happy I got to make a dress of it instead! πŸ™‚

Here’s the back:

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There is absolutely NOTHING I would change in this dress! I learned from my previous mistakes and drafted a facing for the neckline and just stitched the armholes down with some tiny slip stitches. πŸ™‚

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The green leather purse was bought by my grandmother in the early 50’s when she was working at a portfolio factory. I don’t know if she sewed just this exact purse, because she told me she mostly made suitcases.

Here’s a better view of my shoes:

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Yesterday had such lovely sunshine!

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Just strollin’ with the lawnmower…Β 

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This is my absolute favourite dress so far! I love it! ❀

Have a great day! πŸ™‚

The Groovy Girls Dress – My 1st SewDollyClackett Entry

Hello!

Today I want to show you my first entry in the Sew Dolly Clackett Contest! I was so happy when this contest was announced because I love Roisin’s style πŸ™‚

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The Groovy Girls Dress and Missoni for Lindex flats

I actually wanted to use By Hand London’s Anna dress pattern, but I was afraid it wouldn’t arrive quickly enough, so I decided to make my own version of the pattern.

So I went serching through all of my patterns and in the end I landed on the Portrait Blouse pattern from Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing. I used the drafting instructions for the Chantilly Lace version of the blouse, and I also lenghtened the tucks by ca. 7cm in the front (I left the back tucks original) and shortened the bodice pattern pieces by cutting them off at the waist. I also drafted the A-line skirt pattern and Β moved the zipper placement from the side to the back.

Here’s the back of the dress:

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Finding the right fabric was the most fun part! I was thinking a long time about some fabric choices and actually cut out a dress in a lovely cotton with flowers.

But I couldn’t resist my old curtains (I had them when I was about 10 years old), and decided to give them a go. Β And I must say, I quite like it! πŸ™‚

Of course there is some things I would change, and plan to do some day, like replacing the self-fabric bias tape with facings in the neckline and armholes.

Here’s a better picture of my shoes:

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I wanted to match my shoes to the striped trousers on the girl to the right πŸ™‚

It sure was a windy day when we were taking these pictures. My hair is all messy!

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Next up: My 2nd entry!

Happy Tuesday!

The Black Dotted Blouse!

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry it’s four months since my last post, but I’ve been very busy. Especially at work! Here’s the blouse I promised you!

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Yes, that’s also a pink race car! I was helping my dad in his shop when these pictures were taken… πŸ™‚

Here’s a better picture:

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So, this is the second piece of clothig I’ve made, the first during my sewing education after what felt like an eternity of pillowcases and bags… πŸ˜‰

When I made it back in 2010, after measuring myself, my teacher insisted on going up to a size 38. Well, it’s a bit big so I think I should have chosen size 36. But it fits in the shoulders, so I’m happy to chinch it in with a belt πŸ™‚

The pattern is from a Burda Style magazine we had available at school, but I don’t remember the issue number, and I can’t find it on BurdaStyle… If you want something similiar, look for puffed raglan sleeves and a pointed collar πŸ™‚

The fabric is from Panduro, white dots on a black background in 100% cotton. After several washes, it’s now more of a dark grey, so I guess the dye isn’t that good, but the cotton is soft and comfy πŸ™‚

The white buttons are so cute, with little carved flowers πŸ™‚ I’d wish they photographed well, but they don’t, so you just have to believe my word on it πŸ™‚

And I promise that hemline is straight! (In real life, anyway) πŸ™‚

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Here’s the back:

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All in all, it’s a nice everyday blouse I think πŸ™‚

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Now I’m off to watch Trinny and Susannah: Mission Norway πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!