Vogue 1250: Floral Jersey Faithful

I love this dress to the point it’s been hard to photograph because I wear it so much. It’s Vogue 1250, seen previously here and here.

I’m aftraid I don’t have anything new to add to the previous times I’ve made it – same size, same FBA albeit in a drapier

FO: Simple Sewaholic Saltspring

Hello!

Back again with a post I procrastinated over for a few months. Not that there’s anything wrong with this dress – it’s just I’m still struggling to find somewhere to take photos in my flat. The light of an English winter being what it is I’ve pushed the exposure on

Salt-Fall Dress: Adding Sleeves to the Sewaholic Saltspring Dress Pattern

This is pretty much the dress I want to wear all of the time, these days. It’s stretchy, comfortable and can be dressed up or down easily… and it has pockets.

 

The Pattern: Sewaholic Renfrew + Sewaholic Saltspring
Contrary to what actually makes it to the blog, I have been sewing in the few

BHL Anna in Jersey

Hulloh! I finally had a wee rest from work and managed to break my sewing dry spell in a most luxurious way – a stretchy, flowy Anna dress from By Hand London.

The Pattern: By Hand London Anna Dress

Size + Alterations: I know that the woven version is going to need some

Mission Maxi

Bring on the Sun!
The Pattern: Jamie Christina Mission Maxi, view A
Size + Alterations: I cut a size 16 (chosen by my high bust measurement) then made a that’ll-do style of FBA, i.e. I fudged it from a few different tutorials on the interwebs. I didn’t want a side seam bust dart

Gertie’s Bombshell Bodice

The Pattern: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #132

Size + Alterations: I started with a size 48 but I followed Gertie’s Craftsy Course for the fitting so the actual size is anyone’s guess. I took quite a lot out of the back panels and the three-piece cup changed shape dramatically.

The Fabric: Oh, I splurged for

sewaholic-cambieliscious-expialidocious

The Pattern: Sewaholic Cambie View A
Size and Alterations: Size 14 at the shoulders grading to 16 at the waist and hips. 1 1/2 inch full bust adjustment which added side-seam bust darts.
The Fabric: Cotton Sateen purchased over a year ago on Goldhawk road. Oh yes, the magical meet-up fabric finally made it out of

Guilded Colette Lily

Another summer sewing project, this dress was made in a hurry but is still my favourite dress of the season.

The fabric was a serendipitous find from Walthamstow market at only a pound a meter. I have a sneaking suspicion it may have been a home dec cloth but this dress would not

Rose-tinted: Vogue 1250

Like most who fall under the spell of Vogue 1250, once is never enough!

This version: Pale rose matt lycra.

Palette Challenge: Saffron Vogue 1250 + FBA

Continuing on my quest for work-wear that feels like PJs, I finally jumped on the Vogue 1250 bandwagon and like a broken record I can add my cry to the masses – “what took me so long?!”.
Made from a soft golden light-weight double-knit found on Goldhawk Road, I started cutting