Saturday, March 28, 2020

Festum dress

The Festum dress was released late last year. I made two, the grey one during pre-test and the colorful one with the final pattern because our middle one was so jealous of her younger sibling. When she saw the grey dress that I sewed in October, she was immediately angry. Apparently, she had requested such a dress before and I never delivered.

The Festum dress has partly braided shoulder bands and three skirt layers. You can sew a dress with all three skirts, but it is also possible to make a tunic by omitting the longer layer(s) or a dress with fewer skirts.

The grey dress is made with Lillestoff Modal, which is very lightweight. Since this was the pre-test version, the skirts of the final pattern have a slightly different length. Please look at the tester photos of the pattern to see how the final version looks. The color bomb is made in jersey, so the dress is rather heavy, but she loves it! To complement the look I also sewed a matching Aura bolero.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Via dress

Last fall, Sofilantjes released the Via top and dress and today, I am showing you the three Via dresses that I sewed for our middle daughter. The pattern was first released as part of the street style capsule of Project Run and Play and the pictures of the animal print version are my attempt to create a street style look.

The Via has plenty of color block options and this first Via that I sewed uses only two different fabrics. The red fabric is the same velvet as the teen dress that I showed last week and the same is true for the animal print fabric. Now that I buy fabric on the bolt, you will see the same fabric more often.

The next Via that I sewed is a much more colorful whole. I used three different fabrics and made the cuffs in a fourth color. The Via comes with cuffs and neckpieces in two lengths, one for ribbing and one for jersey.

The last Via that I sewed is hack. After I sewed the mushroom and bunny panel for our oldest, I still had a mushroom and deer part of the panel left. I glued the front, the middle and side color block pieces together to squeeze as much fabric out of the panel as possible.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Nivalis for a teen

I have been busy the last months and my blog shows this. I was busy with my work and drafted the Permeo, but now, as fo many of you my life is forcefully calming down. Over last months I did sew, though, and I want to start showing you my creations again.

My refound motivation to blog might also be induced by our eldest, who somehow did not like the pictures of herself in the previous pajama blog post. I will pick up my blogging in chronological order, starting with the projects that I sewed in October.

To soothe our eldest’s worries, I am starting with her. She is growing very fast these days and outgrew all her dresses from last winter. She still loves to wear dresses, and I sewed three adult Nivalis dresses for her. Three times the same pattern, but very different dresses.

The bunny version is a panel from Stenzo, I will show the other half later because that also got turned into a dress. The bordeaux one is velvet from Nooteboom. It is super soft and stays pretty wash after wash. The animal print version is paper velvet, also from Nooteboom.