Sunday, July 15, 2012


Well, that was a long unintentional break from blogging!

I've been sewing a lot, even taking photos of frocks!  Just not posting, possibly because I have been making the same frock over and over and over. Vintage Butterick 8056:

The rut goes on! This one is in a green and cream houndstooth double knit I bought at fabric-a-brac in May:
 It's view C, but I extended the shoulders about 10cm to make cut-on cap sleeves.

The next one is View B with 3/4 length sleeves like this one again.  The fabric is a grey and black ponte I got from Spotlight last year, it looks a bit like houndstooth too.
 This is the same as the above, in a ponte I bought in Melbourne last year, in one of the Brunswick fabric shops.

As all these are knit fabrics, I omitted the zip and turned and topstitched the neckline and hems.
So quick and easy.  I did undo the hem on the green and cream frock because I didn't like how the stitching looked, so that one now has a machine blind hem.

So that's what I've been up to.  I've got more sewing to show, but will save that for another post.  


Gabrielle said...

It's a lovely silhouette - I can totally see why you'd make this a few times!

moggyo said...

ooh, guess I should post the frocks I've been making since we returned from hols shouldn't I?

Gail said...

If it works go with it!

Carol said...

It's a really versatile pattern. I think the cut on cap sleeves worked brilliantly.

prttynpnk said...

This is definitely worth some repeats. Lovely.

pella said...

My favourite, the houndstooth, but they're all good.