Friday, January 01, 2010

Tripfits Twenty-Ten

Now that the new year has ticked over, it is less than three months until my USA holiday so tripfits must be made!
It's been horribly hot and sticky lately which means I can just about make myself cut out things but don't feel much like actual sewing - luckily it is lovely and cool today so I took advantage of the weather to make a dress:
It's made from a mystery knit from the shop up the road - I did the burn test and got a sort of hair-paper smell and a bit of melty stuff so who knows! It has a nice drape, and doesn't crush - so good prospect for a travel frock. It's a teeny bit low for day wear, but I'll be making some nice straight-across slips so that should be fine.

Item #2 is a travel skirt from this Vogue Pattern, using the same fabric. I lengthened the skirt 15cm as the original was a bit short:

The annual Cleg's $5 pattern sale was on Boxing Day so I went and got a big bunch o'patterns. As well as the two above I also got:


kitty said...

Love the dress. Very flattering on you!
Fine haul of patterns too, well done!

Carol said...

I like this dress very much and have it in my sewing queue. It looks lovely on you. If it ever cools down, I may make it this weekend, but at the moment the thought of wearing anything other than loose cotton things makes me break out in a sweat.

livebird said...

Black frock's a corker! Very va-va-voom. Nice work.

Shannon said...

That dress is wonderful on you!