Friday, January 29, 2010

Easy Summer Dress

Just a quick post to let you know what I have been up to. I am finally back in the groove.

This easy dress is the first of several projects I have planned for spring and summer.

Pattern: Style 114 of May 2009 Burda Magazine
Fabric: herringbone cotton from Japan (I love the bumpy texture and gauze-like softness of it.)

I first made a muslin with a $1/yd fabric I had on hand. It fit without any adjustments, so I ended up sewing it up to another dress.

Here is another gathered camisole for Asha. (the first one posted here.) I cut up my tunic. It was one of those "I will wear this when I loose weight" purchases. Now, two kids later, I would be happy if I could go back to the size I was then, and the tunic had to find a better purpose. I kept the side seams and bottom hem intact, so it ended up being a quick and fun project.


Mommymita said...

I love it! all of them actually.

You are so lucky Burda fits so well and I'm glad your test fit was in such a great fabric.

I remember that tunic you use to wear and glad you put it to good use. The hem makes it especially pretty.

Keep the projects coming - it will keep me entertained during my sewing maternity leave

Meredith said...

Glad to see you're back!:) Love the dreses/shirt!!

Dawn W. said...

You are so talented - your kids are so lucky to have such stylish clothes.

I keep meaning to ask you - I love this dress:

and keep wanting to find a pattern for it. Any ideas?

(Also - don't we all wish we could get into some of those previously "fat" clothes? But at least we have our cute kids to make up for the cute clothes!)

Allison said...

Oooooh! I love the dresses and camisole. I bet you will be s happy to have them this summer.

Dawn W. said...

Marie - thanks for the t-shirt and add gathered layers idea. It sounds so simple when you say it - why can't I think of that? I guess I only have quilters brain. I think I'll give it a try. :) Thanks!

Kimberly said...

One of these days I expect to see a line of your clothes at the mall or are so talented! Looks like you've been busy! Your sisters wedding looked amazing...I love her dress!

Dawn W. said...

Marie - I am not talented enough yet to make up a quilt pattern like the last one I posted - maybe someday soon. :) The pattern is from American Jane and is called popsicle posies. Basically it is made from 5 squares, one of which is used to make a corner on 4 additional fabrics, then all are twisted to make the quilt blocks. (Confusing in words, but not so much in action.) Hope that helps!