carmencitab

Butterick 4643

by carmencitab on December 27, 2011 · 3 comments

in 1980s,Dresses

 

 

Slashing and spreading a couple of days before Christmas was scary, but I made it and though a little big at the shoulders, it turned out to be exactly what I wanted. A big sweater dress I can put over anything. For Christmas, I paired it with a bright t-shirt, hot pink thighs and green shoes and I thought I looked very modern and on trend! You can accuse me of being a fashion victim!

The Holidays are not over yet, so let me wish you lots of little stitches in the year to come.

 

 

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Ahoy indeed. I guess making an 18th century frock coat qualifies as an Uber We Sew Retro project.

As this coat is not for Halloween but for a real swashbuckling spectacle, I had to to a great deal of scheming to make it solid which I have talked about at length on my blog if you are interested in this sort of thing.

Note to the Editors : I love the new digs, keep up the good work! Thank you so much for taking over.

 

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I made a Stunt Dress to go see The Jim Jones Revue in concert… I am ready to rock!
This dress feels so good! The cotton is heavenly, I really like the fit, the dress has pockets (Erin would be proud of me! She loves pockets and stunt dresses!) and though the fabric is loud and not age appropriate, I might even wear it in real life because I don’t care what people think. I might even make another one next summer.
This is the shot where you see what I was saying about the fit. Just the right amount of ease, can be worn from morning to night. I love it.
I also posted a little tutorial on how to bag this sort of dress. If you are interested, come and visit.

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This used to be a pretty battered and mended dress and it’s now a wonderful summery French vintage quilted cotton skirt.
The shenanigans involved to make it are here.

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