Linen is a great natural fibber. Sew and press like a dream. Perfect for the summer due to its light weight & breathily.
The price to pay for all that glory? Wrinkles. Just your natural movement will make them appear. The best solution is to embrace it. There are really good mix linen fabrics that don’t wrinkle so much; and I heard of people underlining it to hold it’s shape.
Mine is 100% hand printed linen. Not printed by me but from an artist selection from Cloth House. This been in my stash for years as It was a remnant of a dress made back in 2011. Funny enough, that dress was finished with a metal exposed zipper. It is on the loose side on me now but still very wearable. Good fabric pays off!
This print is so stunning and reminds me of african combs. I wanted a garment that would highlight it’s beauty while maintaining a vertical line visual reference. I was as meticulous as I could with the amount of fabric and grainline permitted; and I’m pretty happy with the result.
It’s not a secret I love Papercut Patterns. I’m wearing the YOYO dress/skirt from the Chameleon collection. The skirt is really quick to put together and a really pleasant sew. If I would make the dress version I may need to lengthen the bodice. I didn’t need to make ANY alteration for this skirt. Win!!!
Besides interfacing and hand sewing the hem I followed the pattern instructions. I choose to add an open end zipper but is not necessary.
I had it one in my stash with the perfect size. How often that happens? Almost never.
As I keep sewing from my favourite pattern designers the more I appreciate the experience it takes to draft simplicity. This skirt has two pleats on the front and two darts on the back. The high waist and the slightly tulip shape is very flattering.
The front “v” detail has just enough flesh without impacting the movement and comfort. That’s accordingly of my own personal taste.
Sometimes Most of the time sewing companies promotional photos don’t do justice to their patterns.
That’s why so many of us wait to see the pattern interpreted by others. I look at PR and Kollabora but most often I just google the pattern in the hopes to see as many versions as possible. Where do you normally check for finished items of patterns?