Sew Beautiful by Kennis Wong Book Tour! I used burgandy Indonesian crepe for the Palmero Dress, this was lightweight and flowing, I think the pattern needs a lightweight or gauzey fabric because of the relaxed fit, the gathered tiers and the elastic at the neckline and sleeve hems. My change to the pattern was to sew the sleeve hem elastic at 2 x 9 1/4 inch elastic and sew the elastic butted onto woven fabric instead of overlapping elastic and a little narrower but it still fits pushing the sleeves up at the elbow.
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Monday, 9 November 2020
Sew Beautiful by Kennis Wong Book Tour! I've sewn all four of the woven patterns from this book and there are options for top or dress. I sewed the Mornington Blouse or Dress in 2.1 metres? of Cotton Lawn in Lilac. I lined it in a soft beige crepe blouse fabric, it doesn't crease so there is only the outer layer to iron! This dress is beautiful because it's simply, dreamy and the body is fully lined so you can use airy light fabrics or the same fabric, I used a lightweight microcrepe in beige, which I had already. The sleeves are unlined but you could line them instead of hemming, but I think they drape better as one layer. I've ordered some beautiful lightweight cotton lawn for a delicate Mornington Dress.
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
Itch to Stitch Anza Dress or Jumpsuit in pale blue Cotton Shirting courtesy of Minerva for review. This is a 60 inch width cotton, it's soft and opaque so brilliant for skirts and dresses or culottes. It has a twill pique weave of navy, blue, and white, it's a warmhand fabric with nice drape. Minerva photos to follow. I pattern tested the Anza Dress in 2017! I will have to source a fabric to make the jumpsuit version. It has beautiful pleated patch pockets, an elastic and drawstring waist, cuffed sleeves, button front and an elegant curved hem.