Striped Jorna dress- Perfect Pattern Parcel #3

Striped Jorna dress- Perfect Pattern Parcel #3

My summer dress! The pattern is Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand. It is a very simple dress with basically just one piece of pattern. The front and back is the same except for the neckline. The dress has three different length options: tank, jumper, and dress. I cut the jumper in size XS but since I’m not tall it becomes…

Kate dress (and thoughts about sewing everyday clothes)

Kate dress (and thoughts about sewing everyday clothes)

  Next from my growing Style Arc pattern stash! This is Kate dress, a wrap dress inspired by Kate Middleton’s engagement dress. It has several reviews on PatternReview who mostly highly recommend it. As usual for Style Arc patterns, I cut size 6. I shortened the bodice about 2 cm, but next time I might…

Zebra print Lady Skater dress

Zebra print Lady Skater dress

To tell you the truth, I’ve never heard of Kitschy Coo before they released the Lady Skater dress pattern a few months ago. Every version of the dress that popped up around the net is looking so good that I couldn’t resist joining the bandwagon. Here’s the description of the Lady Skater dress pattern from the Kitschy…

Ikat Sigma dress

Ikat Sigma dress

  I’ve been hearing lots of good things about Papercut Patterns, recently they have just launched the new Constellation Collection in discount price so I thought it was the perfect time to get my first Papercut pattern! They also have free shipping which I like because the pattern price is really the amount I’m going to pay. I…

Shweshwe Hazel dress

Shweshwe Hazel dress

Sometime ago I got a message from Emily who has just opened her online sewing store in South Africa. She offered me a few metres of Shweshwe fabric of my choice to use for my sewing. Maybe I’m ignorant, but it was the first time I’ve ever heard about Shweshwe fabric so of course I…

Fruits print jersey dress (Vogue 1351)

Fruits print jersey dress (Vogue 1351)

I actually finished this dress almost two weeks ago and have been wearing it almost everyday since then. It is made of jersey and extremely comfortable in spite of the dressy look. It is basically a long tank top! The pattern is Vogue 1351 by DKNY. From the pattern envelope: Lined, pullover dress has draped…

Pineapple dress (Vogue 8901)

Pineapple dress (Vogue 8901)

I wanted to make a quick summer dress project and after browsing at my pattern stash, I found this Vogue 8901. From the pattern envelope: “Dress has no side seams, close-fitting, lined bodice extending to side back, pleated skirt, side front seams, narrow hem, and invisible back zipper. B: lined skirt. C: bodice front cut on crosswise grain, back…

Summer knit dress (McCall’s 6700)

Summer knit dress (McCall’s 6700)

I’ve been busy this week since Monte came, house-training him and such, that I don’t have too much time for my sewing machine. But yesterday I really want to make something instead of wiping dog pee off the floor, so here’s a quick dress for an instant gratification. The pattern is McCall’s 6700 from the…

Dreaming of summer (Butterick 5601)

Dreaming of summer (Butterick 5601)

A couple of weeks ago I came home to a surprise package from Latvia in my mailbox with this bundle of three wonderful fabrics inside! As it turned out, these fabrics are gift from lovely Iveta of Wonderosa. She wrote to me last month to offer me a present, any kind of fabric from her…

Velvet Tiramisu dress

Velvet Tiramisu dress

After seeing so many pretty versions of this dress -check out this delicious purple number by lladybird-, I’m jumping into the Tiramisu dress bandwagon! If you haven’t heard about this pattern, this is the first pattern from Steph‘s new pattern line, Sewing Cake. From the description of Tiramisu Dress: “Knit knee-length dress with front surplice…

Red silk dress (Simplicity 2281) and a haircut!

Red silk dress (Simplicity 2281) and a haircut!

A new dress! This one was made with Jewel of Brooklyn Dress kit from Kollabora, that consisted of Simplicity 2281, a Cynthia Rowley Collection pattern, and 2 m of 100% silk Solid Crepe de Chine from Mood Fabrics. Since I didn’t really want the dress in two colors like the Kollabora version, I asked for the…

Green Pastille dress (The Colette Sewing Handbook)

Green Pastille dress (The Colette Sewing Handbook)

A pretty dress was hanging on the wall of my clean room, as if it was magically appeared out of thin air. There were no traces at all that not a few hours before, the dress was a nightmare and the room was a complete mess. Surely I have to thank the magical power of…

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