A few months ago I spotted on Twitter a post from Simplicity & New Look blog that was announcing a competition – Star Sewist – with a deadline for end of May! I though Hmm sounds like a good opportunity to join in and for the first time try modify a pattern by more than just making fit adjustments!
Unfortunately, it took me longer to take the pictures than I thought and I missed the deadline! However I still want to share with you my make!
So I started thinking which of the sections I would enjoy making a project for! In the end I decided the Best Dressmaking Project was the best for me! This involved using as a base the NewLook 6145 pattern to do what ever one wanted to create a new garment.
I wanted to go with something I would actually wear! And also because it was the first time I was making changes to a pattern, that did not involve fit, I thought the best it to keep it simple! I took the inspiration from the fabric I got while in Mostyn at a visit to Abakhan’s flagship store!( Gee you must think I am their biggest fan! all this advertising for free! LOL). The fabric is Black with white martini glasses with olives in.
I decided to make the sleeveless version cut the front into two pieces, a little pocket for design purposes and in the back I used a silver metal black exposed zipper! I eyeballed where I wanted to cut the fabric! Pretty easy make! The pocket had to have a little triangular flap! I can put my ipod in it! I used bias tape to finish the neckline and armholes. For the back vent I used the instructions in ‘Dressmaking step by step’ by Alison Smith! (got my little one from TkMaxx for just a fiver! I already wore it to work! And got a lot of compliments on it! No one commented on the fact I am walking around with glasses of Martini! He! He! I have plenty of fabric left to make some more stuff! I tend to always buy 2m when I don’t know what I am making! Ups! Probably that’s the reason why my fabric stash is so big! I don’t know yet what I am making! You know the saying ‘One day…!’
Hope you like it to!
Now I am looking forward to see who wins the contest! So far I have seen some lovely makes! Will be hard decision for the judges!
Well done, it looks really comfy and stylish! PS, having too much fabric i your stash is never a real problem, is it? 🙂
It is comfy! Thanks! No stash is not really a problem! One day each and every piece of fabric will become something nice! Just need to try and keep up with buying the fabric lol! 😎😝
It’s fantastic, what a shame you missed the deadline! I love how you used the fun print against the plain black.
Thanks Beth! For me its how the dresa came out! Hopefully next time will be in time for the deadline.
Very cute! I like the martinis, just a touch of them!
Thanks! They are so cute!