Thursday, 24 November 2011

Maxi dress

Before I went on holiday, some of you may be aware that I was planning on making some of my own clothes to take with me. On my to-do list was 3 items. A dress using some nice blue fabric I had gotten on sale, a t-shirt with jersey I had gotten on sale and something with the fabric below.

I managed to find a nice maxi dress pattern (Simplicity 2692) and a pattern for a playsuit so I decided the blue fabric would suit the playsuit better and the green fabric would look nice as a maxi dress.

The actual construction of the dress was fairly straightforward and, dare I say it, enjoyable. Maybe the fact that I made it 2 months ago is blurring my memory. I didn't follow the pattern exactly as it would have came up too small but it was quite easy to alter.

I like it and it looks quite formal. I recently wore it to a friends wedding which is when I took this picture. What do you guys think of it?

The playsuit never got made. I picked a Burda pattern which stated beginner level on it and I started to make it with the size I thought I would need except the arm holes were MASSIVE on it and where it tells you crossover the neckline was down to my belly button. However the waist was the right size and i felt the legs werent baggy enough so I just gave up on it. I think it was too beginner for my liking also.

The t-shirt that was destined to be made from the jersey was never made however I have decided it is now going to be made into pyjama pants for myself as I LIVE in pyjamas.

Hope you are all doing well.