morning I finished working on another version of the Butterick B5520. I
made this dress last year and absolutely loved it. Same with this one.
After finishing the first version
I noticed that I made the dress a tad too short en the hips a tad too
small. It still worked, but the dress isn't always comfortable to wear:
sitting down is a bit difficult.That's why - for this dress - I altered
the hips a bit and sewed a hem of 1,5 cm instead of 3-4 cm.
invisible zipper is still something I'm having trouble with. It is
truly invisible, except for one little place. Even though I do have an
invisible zipperfoot, I'm still struggling with where the top and the
bottom meet. Practice makes perfect!
the dress is fully lined. Because the fabric is heavy en thick enough ,
I decided to leave the lining behind. Instead I made my own facings en
simply sewed the hemlines.
fabric has been lying around my closet for a few years. It's a heavy
fabric and it's print and feel reminds me of chinese clothes. Since I've
had this fabric for ages, I don't remember what kind of fabric it is,
although I think it's some kind of Polyester. The dress will be for a
handwash and airdry, because it can't stand the heat and I'm afraid
it'll fray in the dryer.
I absolutely adore this
version, especially in combination with my white vest. I wore this
particular version on tuesday morning to the Te Deum in the Cathedral of
Antwerp for our national holiday. The Royal Family was present, so this
dress is definatly suited for more formal wear.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Today I finished my very first handmade camera bag! May I introduce you to: the Red Cherry Camera Bag! She and I will have many brave adventures, enjoying the sun and even the rain: She's waterproof! Yep, that's right. I took some ordinary Quilting weight cotton and made it waterproof. Isn't she a beauty?
The pattern is the Camille Camera Bag from Swoon Patterns. The only change I made was to switch the belt buckles for these 'clips'. The pattern was very easy to follow, with easy instructions ans handy diagrams. The only improvement I would make next time, is to add some velcro to the inside and make at least one adjustable divider. Perhaps even omitting the Lens Compartments and make 3 or 4 dividers to accommodate your camera.
In short: I love this pattern and would gladly make it again!