Yet another knit dress. Since I’ve decided to make projects that I’ll wear more often, I’ve been sewing a lot of knits. I finished this burgundy knit dress a few weeks ago, and only had a chance to post about it now. It’s versatile both in summer and autumn, and is something that is not black and manages to photograph decently.
I think this tank top would make a good layering piece, even when it’s almost winter. I just need to figure out what color to make it in.
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Finally, three hours later and many, many layers of tulle later, I have something that resembles a finished project. This is my first time working with tulle. It’s hard to cut, hard to pin, everything sticks to it (other tulle, dust, lint, Esteemed Sewing Assistant), and can only be manageable in multiple layers.
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Finally, now with pictures.
This is the second version of the No 1 Loose Draped Dress, from the Japanese book Drape Drape. This is the third version I’ve made now, since it’s quick to make, wearable and comfortable. I’ve already worn this to work a few times. This is the last version of this pattern that I’m making.
I really likes sewing with knits, but I don’t feel like my sewing skills are getting any better. Nevertheless, more Drape Drape to come.
Finally, sewing updates, sort of. My blue dress form has since been retired, since I finally plan to get into doing some draping. After procrastinating on assembling my new dress form (much more sturdy, with raised princess seam lines and side seam lines, center waist lines and center back lines) I finally had a chance to pad it out. It only took about ten minutes after measurements, and I still have lots of padding left over.
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This is the No 1 Loose Draped Tunic from the Drape Drape series, Book 1.
I really like this top. It’s comfy, easy to sew, drape-y (ha!), can be finished in two hours, made of only two pattern pieces. It’s a little low cut (more on the back than the front) and it does move around, so wear something gorgeous underneath it and have good posture.
This is the second time I’ve made this pattern, first as a dress, now as is as a top. I have a third one in the works, another dress version of this.
This present is a little late, the last batch of presents made for a proliferation of Leos in my life. I used quilting cotton in a vintage pin-up print, Hawaiian looking with girls in bathing suits all over it, and lined it in blue cotton broadcloth. I finished with a metal zipper.
Like a true insomniac procrastinator, I finished this last night at around 2 am, starting with the cutting and stitching together. I gave the present to one of my friends today, and I think she liked it.
This is the third pouch I’ve made this month. I have one more to go.
I really want one of these now!
Thanks to some recent events, I discovered my newfound love for lingerie. No, it doesn’t just all end up on the floor at the start (or end?) of the evening. Good lingerie is feminine, empowering, and as Dita von Teese said it best, “Lingerie is not about seducing men, it’s about embracing womanhood.”
I’m going to start sourcing materials for this project very soon, so stay tuned.