It has been a long time since I last blogged! During February, I haven’t written a single post! That doesn’t mean I have been quiet, but for some reason I didn’t shared what I’ve made. I blame the weather and the lack of light to take the photos.
One (actually there are two!) of the things I’ve made was my project as part of the Sew Crafty Design Team that I am really happy to continue being part of. 😊 For this project, I used a chambray like Sevenberry Yarn Dyed Cotton in pale blue colour that worked really well and I obtained the look I was envisioning.
I made a dress for F and a blouse for M, using the same pattern, the Friday Dress by Petit a Petit and Family already with better weather in mind. I will start with the dress once I made it without changes to the pattern.
For F, I made the option B, with long sleeves and pointy collar in size 7. Can’t say exactly why, but I love shirt dresses so, I knew I had to make this option and I love how it turned out. Better yet, she loved it as well! She says it’s more “grownup-ish” and was so happy in it.
The only thing I haven’t done was using elastic in the sleeve so that she can roll the sleeves. I confess I thought that because I was using a plain fabric it could be less appealing but, to be honest I absolutely love how it looks. To add some interest to it, but also because I can’t resist adding some lace, I used a lace trim along the button placket.
The same fabric and trim was used for M so that they can match, not being dressed exactly the same.
For M I made some changes to the pattern, what is a first for me! If you follow my work for some time now, you might have realised that I don’t usually make changes to patterns, but this time I finally took the courage because I wanted this particular look.
The changes weren’t complex, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to make it, 😉 I only extended the back bodice, shortened the front bodice and used rectangles for the blouse skirt (if I can call it this way).
For the blouse, I used the mandarin collar and short sleeves also using as base the pattern in size 7.
Sorry for the amount of pictures in today’s post and I have a few more things to share, so I expect to post more regularly!
Wish you a great weekend! 😊
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