Friday, 11 October 2013
A handmade wardrobe
And speaking of Charlie, I finished her Brick jumper which is a free pattern by Clare Lee here. I am so pleased I started it again in the smaller size because it now fits Charlotte perfectly. She loves it and has worn it quite a lot already.
And the first dress for my handmade wardrobe is La Sylphide by Papercut Patterns, a New Zealand designer. I am pretty amazed this dress turned out because the georgette was incredibly slippery to work with! The only draw-back of the pattern was the very short skirt, not such a good look for me! I cut a practice skirt out of an old sheet and thankfully it worked so the dress finishes just below my knees. The swirling dots on the fabric was also incredibly difficult to photograph with the camera struggling to focus. I ended up holding a piece of white paper in front of me then throwing it away when my husband had focused on it so we didn't get many photos! I have worn the dress a couple of times and feel good in it, I was particularly pleased when my father complimented me in it and said I reminded him of my mother :) Wendy xx