Posts Tagged ‘linen’

Put a ring on it

I made this dress last summer and used it a bit but never really like it, despite the colors and despite it being linen. It somehow felt too clumsy.

I decided  a reason could be that the waist is too low to be high and too high to be low, so I figured a belt would pull the waistline further down. Worth a try.

I had to buy the belt buckle, was aiming for a white one for a sixtie’s touch, but couldn’t find one. This red one which-isn’t-the-same-color-but-close-enough worked fine I think.

We’ll see if I like it better now. My expression isn’t too promising I’d say, but I’ve worn it. Seeing the pictures I’m thinnking naybe i should shorten the skirt as well.

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Just enough

20170629_213907[1]I found these linen curtains in a thrift store and thought they may be just enough wide for a pair of trousers. And what do you know, it’s exactly what I need! (The seam allowance is included on this pattern.)

Good to know, since I often come across these curtains in thrift stores, they were really popular when I worked in a fabric store in early 2000’s, so I guess they’re badly out now. (No, I haven’t got a clue about fashions in home decorating) They often come in great fabrics though, and I’ve been wondering if I could use them for something. Now I know.

Contrasting colors

I really wanted to work with linen again, but all the pieces in my stash were too small it seemed. So the obvious solution of course was to combine them!

I used Burda 8754 which I’ve had for a long time, but never got around to use.

It worked out pretty well, the bust darts are a bit low for a change and I couldn’t really figure out how to hem the front pleats (no- sewing them together wasn’t the solution which I realized as I took the dress outside for photoshots:)

So today’s chore will be to re-hem the front. Don’t know if I can be bothered to move the darts, though.

Wishful thinking

Yeah. Happily composing a two colored linen dress, listening to Smokie and getting pretty far when it dawned on me.

I’d washed the green, but the red was a hand me down in small parts, very soft and I just assumed it had been washed and shrunk, but when pressing the seams some red came off on the board. And sure enough. Testing a piece in hot water it bleeds like crazy. But before I take it all apart I’ll test two pieces together, maybe the bleeding doesn’t stick?

Say yes to the dress

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I finished my mixed fabric dress just in time for the party. It’s the Burda pattern,  but i added a narrow belt and one of them flat fake bows to give it a sixties look.

Nothing beats a Burda

For some time now I’ve wanted to sew in linen, but the pieces I’ve got in my stash aren’t really large enough to make something from. I decided to use the purple/blue that I  once made a dress from, and combine it with a white tablecloth that I bought in a second hand store some time ago. It has coffee stains that don’t go away when I wash it, but I like how it’s woven in a checkered pattern.

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I’ll use dress 108 from Burda 2/2001, the first Burda I ever bought, and this dress is a favorite I’ve made several times. The Burda magazine brings back memories of my my mom buying it when I was a child.

Since the magazine is 14 years old, it’s probably very outdated, but I don’t worry much about what’s in, I make my own style.

Ain’t he sweet?

ImagePaddy’s white linen trousers are done. Or almost. He wants to wear them with braces/suspenders so I’ll put some buttons on for those.

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