Sunday, 29 September 2013

Scary September - prints!

Beajay, I have not forgotten the challenge! I promised to finally sew some clothing in a printed fabric. The colours even match those in my swatch.

See, I checked my swatch. It's all good!

During a month of unpacking, dealing with tradespeople, throwing parties (all the normal house-moving things), I have indeed managed to sew something. It's not exciting, it's not even a new-to-me pattern.

I present Style Arc Mia, in a knit WITH A PRINT.


There isn't much to add to my earlier review of the pattern. I used some clear elastic on the surplice front edges, to minimise stretching them out. I didn't use any facings, as they would have caused more problems than they would solve in this slinky knit. At this stage the front is held with a pin, but I'll add a snap or hook and eye when I get a chance.

Clear elastic is useful if you sew knits regularly. I just attach it with a zig-zag.
This dress is such a great "throw it on and go shopping" style.

Now that the house is (kind of) sorted, I should be able to post more regularly!

New sewing room! Hooray!

20 comments:

  1. The dress is beautiful and the pattern of the fabric is really nice too :)

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    1. It feels lovely to wear. The print is reminiscent of paua, but really it's completely abstract. It means I didn't have to match stripes or anything when I sewed it ;-)

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  2. Wow - you have certainly nailed it. That is a great dress in a beautiful print. I will be doing an update on the 1st. Great job.

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    1. I'm excited to see what everyone else has sewn for their challenge! Thanks for hosting :-)

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  3. Yes, it is a pretty dress, and you certainly shine in your colours - you are a cool, not sure what variety from your photo. Great view from your sewing room window :)

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    1. I'm apparently a cool/deep, so there are a lot of rich blue-based jewel tones in my collection. I love seeing the difference when I pick the right fabric!

      It is a lovely view out the window (when the weather is good) :-)

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  4. Pretty dress and I love the view from your sewing room - how nice to have so much natural light and sunshine!

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    1. Natural light is WONDERFUL. At our old place, the only sewing spot was in a dark corner of the lounge room. The only windows faced east, and were kind of in a hollow. It was like sewing in a cave. This is bliss :-)

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  5. Lovely dress. This may lead to more prints you know..

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    1. I know, it could become an addiction... ;-)

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  6. Huzzah for your return to sewing! You have such a lovely view from your sewing machine, too.

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    1. I feel like I've hardly done any sewing this year except for my wedding dress. A quick pullover dress has given me back my mojo :-)

      The view is very relaxing (and occasionally entertaining, when I see people doing bizarre exercises on the workout equipment across the road).

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  7. LOVING the view from your sewing table. Dreamy!! And great to see you in a pattern! Your wheel didn't lie - those colours are fab on you. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Mel!!

      I love reading about your French jacket adventure... sounds amazing!

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    2. Thanks Mel!!

      I love reading about your French jacket adventure... sounds amazing!

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    3. Love that dress on you Kat! I've just inherited my grandmother's wizz bang sewing machine and overlocker....may be asking some tips down the track!!

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    4. Thanks Kate - I know nothing about overlockers, but happy to help any other way that I can :-)

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  8. Beautiful!
    I wish I had those skills!
    x

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    1. Ohhh, I know you could do it. Everyone is a beginner at some stage... but you have so much going on in your life! If you ever have some spare time and access to a sewing machine, give it a try :-)

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  9. Looking good Kat. Love the dress.

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