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!