Friday, April 14, 2017

Pink, pink and glitter

For my third sew as member of the One Thimble* Zest team I sewed a Loli* dress (by Bobkin) and a Gypsy shrug (by Tadah patterns) and adjusted the patterns here and there a bit.The Loli dress is from issue 14* and the Gypsy shrug is from issue 2*. The Loli is a summer dress with several views due to variety in tying and closure methods. I wanted the dress to be comfortable with shrug, I therefore chose a tie method that is not in the pattern. I changed the shrug such that it is a super quick sew.

All the official Loli view have a knot on the shoulders, and I feared that would not be comfortable with a shrug on top. I therefore just fixed the ties in the bodice on both sides. I sewed them into the back bodice and sewed the front such that I left two holes for the front straps. This way I could fit it on my daughter and determine the optimal length. In my night cutting session mixed up something ad my elastic casting piece is longer than it should have been, that means there are a bit more ruffling on the back bodice that you would usually have. I recently restocked this pink See you at Six fabric at Cas en Nina, I just love that rayon.

For the shrug I used one of my recent fabric founds at Textielstad. It is a faux leather feel, super soft on both sides. It is pink and it has glitters so there were many possible receivers in our household. It is the type of fabric where my kids ask me to be allowed to have the cutting scraps because they love to pet it. I have bought this type of fake leather before and my experience was that washing it in the washing machine on 40 degrees (our usual washing behavior) takes away a part of the magical softness. A shrug is a piece of clothing that will hopefully requires less washing than usual and it is small, so I have plenty left for more projects. I had been planning to make a reversible shrug, but due to the softness of the fabric's backside, I decided to not line it. I cut the sleeves a bit narrower on the bottom, to have a more traditional sleeve. The fabric does not fray, so I left the edges unfinished.

Besides patterns, One thimbles also contain all kind of articles. Issue 14 contains an article on how to cover a plastic snap with fabric. I knew my daughter would want a closure, because she wanted one on this one as well (so I added one later). On thin, one layers fabrics you should not use a plastic Kam snap, but you can use those metal ones from Prym, they are perfect for jersey fabrics (you still have to be careful when opening). Inspired by the article on plastic snap coverage, I tried to cover such a Prym snap and it worked. It is not perfectly round, but I am very satisfied. I only had white and metal colored rings, so covered like this it is the perfect subtle closure.

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  1. Wauw, prachtig!! Ik zou dit zelf wel willen dragen, 🤗 om in te trouwen ofzo 😎

    Gelijk op de site gekeken, maar staat de stof (van het jasje) er niet op?

    1. Speciaal net nog even voor je gekeken. Ik kon toen ik de post las ook niet met zekerheid op de site zeggen welke stof het nou was, het is deze faux leather

  2. Ohhhhh, zo lief!! Heel mooi hoor!