Saturday, April 13, 2013

Green Linen Dress - First make for 2013

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If you believe in Creator's Block, I was faced with one. When I sat down to look through the sewing patterns, nothing appealed to me. It was either 'too difficult', 'I don't know how to line', or simply 'not today'. So, in order to get started on making a dent in my fabric stash, I fell back to this easy dress. (It was my first dress pattern!)

It is a tent dress, made out from a thrifted piece of linen -- all 1+ metre of it, including pockets on both sides. I also took the liberty of adding some black accents to match an obi belt from another dress. With this new project, I also test-drove the Brother serger / overlocking machine. It does the job, but it sure isn't a Bernina. I still like it though!

This comfortable dress got worn today, but it looks much better on the hanger.

12 comments:

  1. I think it looks great - such a pretty colour. Why no action shots?

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  2. Lovely combination :) Very neat finishing..Happy weekend

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  3. What a lovely dress I hope it has helped to remove your "Sewing Block."
    Sarah x

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  4. It's lovely, Juanita! And I'm sure it looks GOOD on you! :)

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  5. Linen clothing is fab! I love the color of your stitch. :)

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  6. just love it! Simple but outstanding in it's details!

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  7. I am sure it looks much better on you than the hanger (it looks awesome there btw!) Love the colours!

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  8. The black and green really make for good contrast! Great job on your first project.
    I love the idea of pockets too!! They remind me of school uniforms, just a bit. :P It's too bad these days most store-bought dresses or skirts have no pockets. I've learned to live without them now.

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