Friday, June 17

new maxi dress

dress - halter maxi, burda magazine 06/2016/106

my favorite maxi dress at the moment!
probably only until i sew the next one
which is going to happen real soon
as i'm obsessed with maxis currently:
wanna make them in all shapes, colors and prints
had a lot of issues with this dress
but not because of the pattern
but because of the fabric, that was insanely thin and shifty..
it's a rayon challis, lovely to wear and super soft
but a bit different from every other challis fabrics i sewed with
it's loosely woven and has a mind of it's own
so.. my dress ended up being slightly wonky
and not as symmetrical as i would like it to be
but i love it anyways


dress is supposed to have quite a few more pattern pieces
but i eliminated them..
it comes with another 'bodice' underneath, 
that is boned and strapless 
but i decided i do not need that
it's a summer dress, halter bodice is lined with self fabric
that's a lot of fabric already, in hot belgrade summer,
i can live without few more layers of fabric and interfacing
(and not having to install boning is a plus too)
did not use pattern for the skirt
as i did not have enough fabric
i just pleated one large rectangle of fabric free handedly 
and sewed it to the bodice

Monday, June 6


finally got around to posting some pics of the shirts i sewed recently
all made using my currently favorite pattern
burda 02/2015/114(113)

navy-white one, that my friend sandra is modeling
is my latest version
it's made in rayon challis
so it's super comfy, and great for hot summer weather
(that kind of makes it up for misprint
and the fact that i turned the fabric upside down when i cut front pieces)

pink lipstick printed one is in some sort of poly crepe fabric
that i lined with white rayon challis
(to make it opaque, and also more comfy against the skin)

last one, that is also my favorite
is made in crazy printed silk
(dunno what kind of silk
as i got it from remnant bin labeled only as 'silk'
but it's lightweight, slightly transparent
and sews beautifully)
and, even though i wear this one the most
i failed to take a decent pics to prove it
so, this blurry instagram shot is all i have for you

it's a shapeless, rectangular design
so it's not a pattern for everyone
i realize that most people do not like this type of
'shapeless sack' dresses..
but i love them
shirt is really oversized.. like really really oversized
so, even though i wear size 38, i sewed it up in size 34/36
and skipped adding an extra piece of pleated fabric
at the center back 
that would make it even more oversized
and it's still a big shirt..
but it's big in a cool way :) to my eye, at least..
so i might just sew few more
and live in them until fall