This make is a combination of left-over fabrics from other projects and a franken pattern. I wanted to make something more figure hugging to layer underneath oversize coats and jumpers. Winter surviving tip from a Brazilian is to layer layer layer…
The pattern is the lady skater bodice and my pencil skirt slopers. Both have negative easy. I didn’t add extra seam allowance. I’m using ponte knit instead of stretch knit I have to wiggle in and out of the dress. Since the sleeve has more stretch and quite comfortable to wear.
To create the details of the sleeves I slashed the fabric and sewn them back together, then I cut the sleeve pattern on top of my “quilted” piece.
If it wasn’t hard enough to scape from the ‘evil sofa’ that insist in gluing me down on cold dark nights, gather the courage to take pictures was an epic exercise of will power. Specially to share something one consider simple project without much to share.
I didn’t notice the settings of my camera were highlighting the background, making me un-focus until I loaded the pictures. Gutted! But there was not way I was going back!
This project has been styled with my sparkly Named Ava collar. I love the Lady Skater low neckline as It helps to showcase the collarbone. A perfect opportunity for a statement necklace.
The constructions was easy. No facing, just overlocked and folded, stitching very close to the edge.
My favourite makes to share are the ones that I learn something because I love telling you all about it. Sorry that is nothing really special for me to share about this dress. I already told you about my love for the Lady Skater. This dress is a wardrobe basic to use left over fabrics. A recent rule on my sewing room.
If I don’t use a left over fabric within 3 month that piece must be recycled. Local charities are glad to receive rags and every few month I drop a bag of my left-overs fabrics at my local Sue Ryder. Everything to stop hoarding bits and bobs.