Sorry, I have been neglecting my blog lately, but not my machines, which have just had their annual service and are back home and ready to go. I put a lot of time and thought into planning how to plan my SWAP 2016, more so then in previous years and at the moment I am a bit in limbo; not wanting to get into anything major, saving all my sewing mojo for the post Xmas SWAP start….
However, I have been having fun sewing a few knit summer dresses which I like to wear to the beach or out for a casual meal. Most of the patterns I have used previously, and they only take an afternoon to cut and sew.
Here is a Burda 7646 made from a heavy drape-y crepe purchased from Spotlight . Its part of the Grey and Red travel wardrobe that I took to the US, Cuba and Mexico. I ran a piece of elastic about 6cm below the waist so that I could blouse it over. Easy and comfortable.
Behind me in the Featured image hanging over the railing is a navy and white striped T-shirt dress. Striped T-shirt dresses are very popular at the moment here in Aust. I used Burda 7970, Cutting a large triangle of fabric to insert into the side seam for a bit of fun.
The last dress I want to blog about is another Burda 7970 made with sleeves, and self fabric neck band. The same heavy drape-y crepe fabric is used agin. I cut this one longer, adding 14 inches to the hem and leaving a split in the left hand side measuring 19inches. I placed it on the floor to photo and Lucy thinking she is a cat laid down on it, she has just been at the beach and is still wet….Promise to show me wearing it soon with a navy hip tie.
Hope the lead up to Xmas is stress free and you find time to sew…something fabulous for the holidays.