Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Look 6648 – top

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This bat wing top, New Look 6648, is one of my favourites. Until now I only thought that I had made three of them, but I just realized that I have four on my closet. I have made view A, b and C and a mix of view A and B.

The time I used printing and assembling the pdf pattern is well spend after making it so many times. The top itself is easy to cut and sew.

Ariadne Tunic

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Tanit Isis Sews is a blog where I found this great pattern called the Ariadne Tunic. The tunic is very easy to cut and sew, and by a adding a contrasting binding at the neck and bottom you can make different versions. I have made two tunics and the fit is great. I just need to find/make a tank top with a very low back to wear underneath.

Lola dress – Victory Patterns

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Lola dress

Lola dress

The Lola dress was easy to make and the fabric is thick, nice and soft. But I am not sure I like the dress, it looks like something worn by a cleaning lady in the fifties. Sorry, I don’t hope I offended anyone. Anyway I like the pattern, it is just the colours of my dress which is off.

I have planned to cut out a big flower to iron on the pocket, that might help.

Burda 2/2013-113 – Dress

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The first dress I made from this pattern

The first dress I made from this pattern

The second dress I made from this pattern

The second dress I made from this pattern

This dress I have made twice. Ironically the first one was very easy to make and I just had to alter the shoulders – I cut of 3 cm of the top to raise the neckline.

The next one took ages to make. I made it with sleeves, but they were just ill-fitting, so they had to go. Then I had to cut of some of the shoulders again, as I had forgotten than I did that last time. Lasly but not least I had massive problems with the neckline. The facing kept pulling out, and I had a hard time fixing it. In the end it turned out ok. I think the problem comes down to the fabric which despite it beeing very thin maybe was a bit thicker and hence heavier than the first fabric used.

Tutorial: You can find an excellent tutorial on the front here.

burda 2-2013-113

burda 2-2013-113

Lekala 4254 – Dress

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Lekala 4254

Lekala 4254

This dress is made from Lekala pattern 4254. I typed in my measurements on their page, paid, and got an e-mail with the pattern as a pdf.

The fit is a bit tight for me, maybe because I bought the pattern before Christmas, submitting my pre-christmas measurements. Well, I assume it fits again once spring arrives.

I am not pleased with the collar. I cut of half the width as it seemed like a mistake as it was so wide. It is still not convincing. I might cut it off and just do a round neck with a facing. We will see when I start to wear it.