Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tripfits probable and possible

In order to make up for my terrible sewing neglect lately, today I made two things:

#1 - the much-sewed on PR New Look 6429 Surplice Dress (otherwise known as the Fauxwrap)

I've had this cut out and sitting on my cutting table for WEEKS. As someone said on PR, it feels like it takes longer to cut than to sew...
I finished the neckline with fold over elastic - makes it sit nicely methinks. It is very comfy and a little bit dressy. I'm going to Paris and Rome, so I felt I should make some effort...


#2 - fishtail skirt. My convertible skirt (Kitty's version there) was meant to be going on holiday with me, but it's gone all funny and wants to slip down while walking (hello, Victoria Markets potential knicker-exposing incident!) so I decided I would need to rethink the black skirts. And then I found my wool jersey fishtail skirt has some little holes in it... anyway... so I decided to make another fishtail skirt.

This one is from some nice drapey knit crepe. I left out the zip and put a smooth wide elastic waistband in, as well as lengthening by 10cm (although I may reduce that a bit, it is just overlocked for now).

Edited to add: the pattern is Butterick 4859
Did I mention it is a really bad picture?


I think I will make a pencil skirt from the leftovers of the doubleknit coat (which I have worn a bit and am loving).

Next: red poplin wrap shirt from Vogue 2863. And before you ask, I'm not intending to make the capris...

7 comments:

Stacy said...

The dress looks great! The fabric will make you oh so fashionable in Paris and Rome.

kitty said...

How did you know I was going to ask about the capris? Loving the fauxwrap! Very flattering! (and, wow, you're not wrong: That is a really bad photo. Using the old camera obscura/lemon juice/paper technique again?)

moggy said...

Oh, you mean I should've taken the gladwrap OFF the lens?

I'll take a clear pic when I have someone else to help me - damn that black matte fabric inside at night factor! I'm thinking I should take it up a bit more at the front and make it even more tail-like at the back...

Iris said...

Hi ... I love the 'fishtail' skirt and would love to get the pattern, but I didn't see/find the pattern number in your blog. Can you let me know what it is, please. And keep up the good work, your blog is in my favourites. Thanks, Iris G.

moggy said...

Hi Iris - thanks for the kudos! I have added the pattern number above - it is Edited to add: the pattern is Butterick 4859.

Carol said...

I love your surplice dress. It's not often you see animal prints in those colours. It's a great addition to a winter wardrobe and you can add all sorts of colours for fun. I want one - you've given me some great inspiration with this.

redpajamamama said...

Did you ever make anything from the Lutterloh book with fashions from the fifties? I would really like to see more pages from that book. Your blog is also one of my favorite sewing blogs.