Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lillestoff Modal



Lillestoff is the brand that got me hooked on sewing. In the beginning, I just had to have all their beautiful prints, and only wanted to sew with those. That is now four years and many other fabric brands ago, but I still have a soft spot for the brand. Somewhere in the beginning I  once ordered four meters of uni colored petrol modal jersey. I admit, I had no clue what I was going to get, I never heard of modal but I was intrigued and convinced of Lillestoff quality. When it arrived, it turned out to be a super soft an flowy fabric. Good to work with and super comfortable to wear. I used it in several projects (1,2,3,4). Over the years I tried to buy it again, but Lillestoff no longer sold modal. Than, Deborah from Cas and Nina* said she was expecting several modal fabrics and wanted to know if we wanted to try them. I knew I did not have to try to love them, and was just very happy to show you what I would make with this fabric.




I got one and a half meter of the Poppy blue*, so plenty of fabric to play with. Such pretty and soft fabric means selfish sewing. I sewed several summer dresses for myself the last half year, so I went for fall/winter sewing. A while ago, I bought a dress during a sale of which I love the designs. It is a rather simple dress, but it has gatherings on one side of the front. Based on the Nore dress pattern and the actual dress I made my own version and I love it. The gatherings are not very visible due to the print, but I feel they really add something. I wear three quarter sleeves whole year round, so dresses with that sleeve length get the most wear, sometimes even during summer.




My dress used up a good amount of the fabric, but I saw more possibilities. I did not have pieces big enough to cut the entire dress in the same fabric, but with a bit of hacking the Nivalis* becomes a lovely pattern for scraps. I cut the Nivalis pattern at the waist to support a gathered skirt. For the gathered skirt, I used a strip that was among the leftovers. It was about twice the width of the waist, so it is not a very full skirt, but the modal drapes beautifully.  I used a piece of the petrol modal (I still had about 40 cm left) for the contrasting sleeves and upper bodice. The color block sleeved were inspired by the Sylva*.





Now, I only had small pieces left, but when I put them together, I felt I could cut another project from them. I therefore sewed about six pieces together to squeeze out a tank top. This way I could show you how nice the fabric combines with pink. Both the dress and tank are the size of my middle daughter, but a group shoot is more fun. My youngest one is just a few centimeters shorter, so she also fits the tank, but she has room to grow.



Like I wrote in the beginning, this fabric can be bought at Cas and Nina*, and even better news, she has ten different versions*, both prints and uni colored. If you have not felt the softness and drape, I really advise you to buy a piece. If you already felt it, you do not need convincing.


Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (*), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


13 comments:

  1. prachtige stukken. leuk om te zien dat je ook iets met de restjes kon maken, mijn restje blijft nog eventjes aan de kant liggen tot ik er een goed plan mee heb maar daarvoor ben jij zeker een inspiratiebron

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    1. Wat is de stoffenkast ligt verzuurd niet ;)

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  2. Ik ga eens op zoek naar die modal stof, klinkt super! Leuke kledingstukken!

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    1. Ze komen vanzelf jouw kant op over een paar jaar!

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  3. Heel leuk! Moet toch eens in de leer komen bij jou om zo zuinig stof te leren gebruiken hoor! 😉

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    1. Haha, nou volgens mij kan jij daar ook aardig wat van hoor.

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  4. Heel mooi! Met welke soort stof kan je modal eigenlijk het best vergelijken? Zit er rek in?

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    1. Ik zou het vergelijken met rekbare dikker viscose tricot, met een goede rek inderdaad.

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  5. Jij tovert toch uit alles meer dan ik kan denken! Weeral tof gedaan!

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  6. Echt knap, wat voor pareltjes je weeral uit 1,5m stof toverde! Ik stond daarstraks bij de Stoffenmadam effen modal te aaien, maar ik kocht niet. En u al dik spijt van, na jouw bericht en dat van Delphine te lezen!

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  7. Ik spurtte naar de webshop, maar van mijn favoriete print is maar een halve meter meer over. Zo klein ben ik nu ook weer niet ;-)

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