Monday, 17 January 2011

New holiday clothes

Here are some of the things I made for holidays:
Cropped black trousers. This is seriously a BAD photo of me! Between weight issues and swelling from the plane trip I look huge :-( These trousers were a little bit too short but a nice comfortable fit so I decided to shorten them to just below the knee, turned out well too.


I love this dress! I bought 3 metres of this lovely soft t-shirt jersey and it's lovely and comfortable. I experimented this time and rather than doing rows of shiring elastic at the top I made a channel at the top to enclose some elastic. I used some lovely grosgrain ribbon that I had in my stash for the ties at the neck and made a fabric tie belt out of matching fabric but I've since got some more of the grosgrain ribbon like I used for the top instead. 



And I even had enough fabric to make a long top too. This one has the elastic enclosure at the top the same as the dress, fabric neck ties and I experimented with an elastic back by stitching a piece of elastic 1/4 of my waist measurement to the back half of the dress. It worked well but I sewed it a little bit too low so I need to make a note of that for next time.

So all in all a pretty successful sewing project.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice. How clever you are I wish I had your talent. x

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  2. thanks Judith they are actually really easy. Next time I make one I'll try and do a tutorial but for the time being if you google shired maxi dress there should be lots of tutorials out there.

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  3. Just found your blog and had to comment! You are very talented and I look forward to looking through your posts. My name is also Leigh and, believe it or not, I also have a Sam! He is my oldest and will be 17 in February (where did the time go?...wish he was still 4 like your Sam!) I like to sew and do all kinds of crafts and I get lots of inspiration from all of these great blogs. :) Blessings from a kindred spirit in Ohio!

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  4. Thanks lori.
    Like the hair? I hate it! lol growing out a shorter style and with the fibro it now takes forever to grow :-(

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  5. wow that is a strange coincidence isn't it! so happy you like my blog :-)

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  6. what a beautiful set of clothes! i love the dress it has inspired me to try one for myself!
    which pattern did you use?

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  7. Your new dress is seriously cute! Love the fabric and the design.. Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

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