Hello readers :) Before I start writing the details of the dress I made from Stylish dress book. I have a few thoughts lingering on my mind which I just want to share. To skip these not-relevant thoughts and read about the dress jump to next paragraph. Let me start off. I have started to realize that maintaining a blog is not easy. My blog is far much simpler to look and no advertisements etc etc. But still each time I make something I have to plan how I will take pictures(good ones so that you can see details clearly). I have to plan the content of how my post is going to help you by reading it. I have to edit the pictures crop them so that it loads quickly for easy viewing. And I have to upload link of my latest post on my other pages. Phew! Well for a hobby this is quite tiring. But still I continue to do it out of joy :) And I am glad you are reading and following it. Thanks a lot :) Now back to the dress. ...(Click below to read more)
|Get the look of the model in the book and my model wearing it! Pretty much same na?|
This is the Dress F from the Stylish dress book. I made a skirt with cargo pockets a couple of months back which I love so much. Both of these are made from Japanese sewing books. This book has patterns unlike the Stylish skirts. The patterns in the book are loose in fit. I made this dress for my sister who prefers loose fitted dresses. So I did not take any troubles to make it more fitted.
|Check out the slit at the neckline. well made. a pat on my back LOL.|
The slit at the neckline is kind of cool. I really did not know that it was so easy to make with a facing.
As you can see the sleeves are really interesting here. It has slits and at the end they are tied with a bow tie. The instructions to construct it are simply great. it is pictorial and easy to follow. I used medium weight cotton for making this one.
Pretty sleeves arent they??
In case you are curious to know about the sizing. I made a size 10 which is meant for the Bust size of 34 3/4 inch and the final finished size around the bust is 38 inches.Nearly 4 inches of ease. The finished shoulder width is 15 inches. The dress has a A-Line silhouette and no zippers or closures.
|The sleeves a close up..|
|Sleeves do gap a little when the hands are raised.|
I am happy that she liked the dress. She says I did not stitch the sleeves complete and saved effort. I say that was how the style was and it makes a fashion statement. and we laugh off together LOL. Have you ever made anything form Japanese craft books ? Let me know in comments.
I am adding it to the sew book inspired series. I shall add more makes in the near future to this link. So check back if you want more stories.
By the way I have another top to talk about which I made form the latest Basic Black Book. So stay tuned. Till then happy sewing , reading, gossiping and have a nice weekend.