Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Almost Retro - Monthly Stitch Challenge - Sewing Double
Recently I joined The Monthly Stitch community, and April's challenge is 'Sewing Double'. I knew immediately which dress was going to be made, and for my third time.
I am crazy about the freedom of movement and gathered sleeves this dress offers. And I think I may start clearing my wardrobe to make way for more of these... There are two made previously that keep getting worn!
Not sure how I feel about the busy yellow-and-black floral fabric, though. I bought it from a bargain bin (5 metres for $15 in Singapore), without a plan for it. You must have moments like that, too? When made into a dress, it looks almost retro.
The fabric "melted" under the iron set for cotton fabric, so I assume this is synthetic. Less wrinkly than cotton, too, which may be a good thing.
It is a no-brainer that I will be making many more of these in a variety of colours. I wonder if a long version would work...
Pattern: Japanese craft book "Adult couture pattern 001" #3019 (ISBN 978-4-579-11301-9).
Size: 9 / M
Fabric: 3 metres of thin, almost synthetic fabric bought in Singapore, Arab Street
Time taken: 2 days
The past versions:
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Submitting this post to The Monthly Stitch community.