Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Summer sewing

I apologise for the poor mobile phone photos but I loaned my camera to someone who has not returned it. I took these pictures with my phone, then couldn't find the cable (disappeared in the move somewhere) so I sent these to my mini laptop by bluetooth and here they are.



This is BWOF 05-11-117 shirt dress. You can't see the details very well but this dress has a lovely shaped skirt and is waisted, so is much more flattering than a waistless shirtdress, at least on me. The back view is even less revealing, but it has a blouson-style back, which makes it very comfortable to wear. The collar has one of those shaped insert stands that I don't know how to describe. I've made them on jackets before and they sit so much more nicely than a regular collar and stand.

The fabric is a stretch cotton print I also bought in black and red (and very nearly black and white) from Fantazia Fabricland in Tweed Heads just the week before I came to Tasmania. I used some square/round buttons from stash that co-ordinate well with the print. I wore this to work last week with a black belt and cardigan.

I have a few christmas items to show, some of which I steal shamelessly from kbenco plus a SWAP plan I'd like to put out there. I also have two more completed garments to show but the whole phone/bluetooth transfer thing was time consuming so you may have to wait till I get my camera back.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Your shirtmaker looks great and fitted is even better. I am also thinking about SWAP sewing and plan on copying Kbenco's Christmas place mats as well.

Mary Nanna said...

I love that shirt dress pattern and was thinking of making it myself so it's great to see your version out there!

Audrey said...

I like fitted shirtdresses too. yours looks so nice. I really like the fabric print you used.

kbenco said...

Ooh, that is nice. I am planning a shirt dress, so maybe we can swap shameless stealing of ideas ;). I am all for it!

Faye Lewis said...

Love the shirt dress.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I was very skeptical of this shirtdress in the magazine--the blouson back seemed weird--but your version appears to have proven me wrong. Very nice!

Sheila said...

Pretty dress... great print. You made me realize that the shirtdress patterns that I have would not work or rather the one that I made look like a lumbershirt dress, I need a shirtdress pattern with skirt waist. Which could prevent it from looking merely like a ummm lumbershirt dress...lol

Gail said...

Welcome back - A waisted shirtmaker is always so much more flattering than the drop down variety.

cidell said...

I'm loving the shape of this. I'm sadly obsessed with shirtdresses. I'm glad to see this one made up too.