Friday, November 21, 2008


This is a modified New Look 6699, made from Michael Miller's Honolulu fabric. I bought the fabric almost exactly 2 years ago when I was going through a 50s sarong dress obsession. I love the black velvet painting look of this fabric, so exotic!

I made the view D bodice, but rounded off the top of the bodice pieces and didn't put on the centre-cinching loop, not because I didn't like it, but with the Hawaiian print fabric it looked a little too swimsuity. I widened the straps to 'fettucini' rather than 'spaghetti' for better bra strap coverage. I didn't use the skirt pattern, I just bunged on my usual straight skirt pattern. From tracing and modifying the pattern pieces to finishing the frock took me 3 hours, tops! Love the New Look sunfrock patterns. They're so easy and well drafted, for me anyway.

( Moggy, we missed our blog-iversary! I wanna frock and roll all night was 2 years old on the 8th November! The 2 year gift is traditionally fabric. The 3rd year is patterns. Then the 4th is haberdashery. 5th is fabric again. 6th is patterns again. And so on...)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Sunday spots

I never seem to get around to changing my clothes after work, so I like aprons for all that cook-y splatter-y messy stuff.

I decided that I need another one so I whipped up this number (no pattern, just a bunch of rectangles and straps - after all, it doesn't have to 'fit' per se).

I was going to make one out of some Last Supper material I have, but I think I might make an actual dress out of that.


This is Simplicity 6388, a 70s sunfrock pattern, with a slim skirt instead of the swishy full skirt. Thank you Moggy, for giving me the pattern and I hope you are continuing to buy patterns in my size at opshops, so I can rifle through your drawers again this Christmas. (ooo er!)

I didn't do the crossed straps at the back. I prefer to wear a plain old regular bra, not a convertible or strapless.
I also made another top, the cowly sleeveless New Look 6470, in a rayon knit.