Not my usual colour-scheme, this seersucker gingham was love at first sight, but I wish past me had purchased maybe 30cm more fabric! This is the Muna and Broad Huon Shirt & Dress!
This fabric from Lady McElroy almost got away from me! I spotted it, loved all the colours and the cool things on it but then it sold out! I used my internet sluething skills and eventually found some in-stock at Sew Me Sunshine in the UK! I decided that I wanted it, held my breath… Continue reading Retro Waikerie Dress
This is one of my 7 Waikerie Shirts and Waikerie Dresses that are in various states of completion- This dress has been sitting almost completed for quite a few months now and I finally put some buttons and button-holes on this tencel/linen stripe fabric. I’ve made View B of the Waikerie Dress (with mitered corners… Continue reading Brown striped Waikerie Dress
The Huon Shirt & Dress is the latest release from Leila and I through Muna and Broad– we’ve been talking about this one and going back and forth for quite some time so it’s great to finally have it out in the world!
It’s still winter down here in New Zealand, but I braved the chilly weather to take some socially distanced photos! This is View C of the Waikerie Dress from Muna and Broad with the collar added and long sleeves.
I tested the sizes 20 – 28 size range of the Merchant & Mills Trapeze Dress in their Woolsey Boston Fall linen/wool double gauze, which Merchant & Mills kindly sent my way along with a digital copy of the pattern for the purpose of the review. Their extended size range goes up to a 55″… Continue reading Trapeze Dress from Merchant & Mills
There’s a very popular dress and jacket pattern that’s not available for fat-makers and I decided today on a whim that I’d like to make something very similar for myself, but using a pattern that is available in my size. So here’s part 2 of my Torrens Box Dress exploration, using the Muna and Broad… Continue reading Boxy Barkcloth Torrens Box Dress
I’ve used my ‘sewing in isolation’ time to work through the backlog of printed-but-unmade PDF patterns in my stash, which includes toiling this Adrianna Dress pattern from Friday Pattern Co in some rayon fabric that I bought on super sale, and which I now consider to be extremely ugly (but I can’t remember if I… Continue reading Adrianna Dress Toile, Friday Pattern
Stylearc’s Eme Dress is touted as the roundneck sister dress to their popular Adeline Dress (which I’ve made so many versions of)! Stylearc sent me a copy of the Eme multi-size printed pattern, but quite ironically I thought I’d sew a straight size 22 and I don’t think I’ll bother grading for my (inevitable) next… Continue reading Stylearc Eme Dress in Tencel
This denim Rushcutter dress from In The Folds is one of the first dresses that I made. There were so many amazing versions of this on the internet, but in order to fully recreate I probably should do a FBA, but there’s so many bits to adjust that I probably never will.
I got this glorious ponte from Tessuti in Australia. I got a sample of this and a delicious chartreuse and eventually decided that this colour was perhaps more practical. In reality, I wish I’d bought both.
I’ve made 1 other version of this Lou Box Dress No.1 from SewDIY which is in my ‘rework this piece entirely’ box of unloved sews. I don’t really fit in to the current size range of SewDIY, but I bought the pattern anyway (back when I was less stubborn than I am now).
This is a dress hack of the Lou Box Top from SewDIY and the earliest surviving example of my makes with this pattern (others have been given away to smaller friends or chopped up to make smaller versions for other friends). I cut out the bodice piece without attaching any of the optional hem pattern… Continue reading Lou Box Top Maxi-Dress
This dress is a hacked version of the Montrose Top from Cashmerette I loved this fabric the moment I saw it online. Linen, large scale print, gorgeous colours- it basically checked/ticked all the boxes I didn’t know that I had. Since I’m so thrify, I only bought 2 metres, which it turns out was the… Continue reading Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen
This Adeline Dress is made from lovely marsala linen from The Fabric Store. Nice fabric is generally a little on the expensive side (you get what you pay for), but the Adeline can be made from 2 metres of fabric. That’s pretty rare in plus size sewing. So rare it probably explains why there are… Continue reading Marsala Linen Adeline
It was love at first sight with this scribble rayon fabric from The Fabric Store. I took it home not knowing that it would become an Adeline Dress. Fortunately I had enough fabric remaining that I could also make a Peppermint Magazine Peplum!
This Rose Dress from Schnittchen is the first dress I ever made! I had signed up for night-school sewing classes not far from my house and since I had read the Curvy Sewing Collective for years before I knew it would be tough to find patterns in my size. So, like always, I’d done a… Continue reading Rose Dress from Schnittchen
This was my first StyleArcAdeline, in a lovely black linen with a not-quite-evenly-printed pineapple pattern in white. I was inspired to make this after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made by Lara for her mum).
This was my 4th Adeline dress from StyleArc, and I’m still not sure that I’m done with this pattern.