Montag, 8. August 2016

Floral Inari dress, Named Clothing and #SewingDare

My dear sewing friends,

 
I am always very late to jump on all sorts of bandwagons. I would sew winter clothes in spring and summer clothes in fall. 
I liked looking at all those lovely Inari dresses thinking that this is a style which doesn't suit me.
Until I saw Gail's gorgeous versions. She had made all those alterations I supposed I would have to do, too.
Gail is looking so good in her Inari dresses which encouraged me to give the pattern a try. I bought a lovely Italian floral linen at my local fabric store Garçonne during their summer sale.
I started at size 38 in shoulders and bust, grading to a 42 at hipline. 
I always would shift the sleeves' shoulder notch 1cm forwards. This time, I made Gail's forward shoulder adjustment.
Because of my fabric being rather expensive, I made a toile. To obtain smaller armholes, I decided to reduce the upper height for about 2 cm. I added the missing 2cm under hip level. Maybe, I should have shortened it instead because I am shorter than the drafted length of 1,72cm by Named. When I realized this, I already had sewn the flat felled side seams.
I love flat felled seams for linen. The problem was the small seam allowance of 1cm by Named Clothing. A good excuse to buy the 4mm flat felled foot (Bernina #70).
I sewed my usual seam, then graded the back SA to 0,5cm, then sewed the first seam with the foot, pressed the seam and sewed the second seam with the foot. Everything went smoothly and gave me a small and sturdy (faux) flat felled seam.
I added one centimeter at the vent's seam allowances to fold it under. Same to the hem, where I used one centimeter to fold it in, too. So I serged the neckfacing's raw edge only.
I am very pleased with the outcome!
Today I had such a lovely meeting with Karin (Dreikah) and Monika (Wollixundstoffix) at my hometown Freiburg and I was wearing my new dress. (I am sorry for the strap fallen down!)
I am participating in Gillian's #SewingDares.

Gillian ("Crafting a Rainbow"):
"Looking through your IG, you’ve got a wardrobe full of beautiful classic dresses… so I’m going to dare you to sew a dress that is either shorter or longer then your normal knee-length!"
Does this count? In the front, the dress is rather short to me. But now, I will be looking for a less expensive fabric suitable for a maxi dress. Thank you so much, Gillian, for your thoughts!
Size: 38, graded to 42 at hip level
Fabric: Italian linen, Garçonne
Alterations: forward shoulder adjustment 1cm, shortened the bodice and sleeves 2cm at the middle of the armhole, lengthened 2 cm under hip level, added  1 cm SA at the vents.

Have a lovely sewing time!
SaSa




Kommentare:

  1. Es war sehr sehr schön dich in Freiburg zu treffen, in deinem neuen schönen Kleid. Eigentlich genau das, was man im Sommer braucht.
    lg monika

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    1. Mir hat es auch sehr gut gefallen gestern! Das Kleid trägt sich sehr angenehm.
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  2. Sehr schönes sommerliches Kleid, das Leinen ist ein Traum.
    Schade, schade, dass ich den Sale bei Named verpasst habe...
    Liebe Grüße,
    Sandra

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    1. Danke, Sandra! Der Schnitt ist auch den vollen Preis wert ;)
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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    2. Ich werde wohl nicht drumrumkommen - zumal ich einen ähnlichen Wollstoff gefunden habe :)

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  3. Just gorgeous!! I'm glad you were convinced to try this pattern out - it looks fantastic on you! I'm thinking I'll now have to find myself some floral linen . . . :-)

    I was lazy on all my versions and just serged the edges for the hem and vent, but yours looks so much nicer. I think I will add the centimeter like you did for my future versions.

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    1. Thank you so much, Gail! I guess that serging the edges is a very good finish, too. But the cm at the hemline is no big deal and looks a smidgen nicer.
      Waiting for your future versions!

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  4. Wunderschön geworden! Das bedruckte Leinen ist ein Traum und du hast ein tolles Sommerkleid daraus genäht. Da hat sich die ganze Arbeit auf jeden Fall gelohnt :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Julia

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    1. Danke, liebe Julia! Ich freue mich, Dich in Würzburg wiederzusehen!
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  5. Das ist ein tolles Kleid geworden. Ich dachte mir unlängst ich brauche auch mal ein Inari und habe einen ganz ähnlichen Stoff wie deinen dafür hingelegt. Nach deiner super schönen Version muss ich es unbedingt bald nähen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Julia

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    1. Danke, Julia! Da bin ich gespannt auf Deine Version, das heiße Wetter kommt bestimmt wieder! Auch auf Dich freue ich mich.
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  6. Finde ich unglaublich gut gelungen, deine Version und der Stoff passt bestens zu dir; so hübsch bedrucktes Leinen findet man selten; ein wunderbares Sommerkleid.
    LG von Susanne

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    1. Vielen Dank, Susanne! Ich bin überrascht, wie wohl ich mich in dem Kleid fühle.
      Liebe Grüße, SaSa

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  7. I do really love your dress very much. Pretty fabric and it suits you beautifully :) Well done! All your work has paid off :)

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  8. What a beautiful dress both inside and out! It must be a joy to wear this lovely dress.... particularly for such a special occasion to meet up with sewing friends in a beloved town. :)

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  9. Oh, this dress is gorgeous on you SaSa! that floral linen is perfectly divine. I LOVE the roses and that pink is so pretty. And so nice to meet up with lovely friends when you are wearing it for the first time. The finishes you haves done are impeccable, you've really made a beautiful dress and I'm sure it will continue to look fab for many summers.

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  10. Ah, das Kleid zur Jacke, wunderschön.
    LG Ute

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