Freitag, 29. Dezember 2017

Lanvin inspired Christmas Dress 2017 "Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank"

My dear sewing friends,

did you have lovely Christmas days? I enjoyed some really relaxed days with our bigger family and good food.
My Christmas dress was only finished the day of Christmas Eve.
My dress is inspired by these two dresses of Lanvin's Resort Collection 2018. First, I wanted to sew the blue dress with the ruched collar but then I liked symmetrical collar stand of the white dress more.

I used Named Clothing's Helmi dress bodice pattern and the Flora dress skirt pattern. I cut a separate left button band to include the flounce.
After sewing the bodice with sleeves, I realized that the lovely fabric's stretch is lengthwise and had no more motivation to continue this project. After several days, I recut the whole bodice in cross grain and I sewed it for a second time.
I sewed two layers of frills which I made of spirals. The button band frills are of different widths with right sides out and the collar frills of the smaller width with left sides together. I made them rolled hems with the overlocker and rayon thread. In addition, I gathered the ruches to make them more dense.
I prolongated the skirt at the waist by three centimeters and I used this excess for sewing a tunnel at the inside with 1,5cm wide button hole openings. For my dress, I reduced the tie width to two centimeters, sewed the tie ends and added a two centimeter wide underbust elastic in the middle to make the waist elasticated.
I am quite pleased with the finished dress. It is very comfortable and the fabric is swishing.
inspiration: Lanvin Resort 2018
pattern: Helmi dress, Named Clothing (bodice), Flora dress, ByHandLondon (skirt)
size: 8 skirt
fabric: changeable stretch synthetic, René Lézard
Have a look at all the others' Christmas dresses at Me-Made-Mittwoch and at the other makes of "Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank" and "Designin'December"!
Have a lovely time,

Samstag, 2. Dezember 2017

Christmas Dress-"Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank 6.2"

Hello, my lovelies,

another day of "from runway to my wardrobe" at wollixundstoffix.
I intend making a similar dress to this one at Lanvin Resort 2018:
Maybe I am not sewing the ruched collar but that with a ruffle at button band and collar stand:
My bodice pattern will be Helmi Dress by named clothing and I will use the Flora Dress skirt pattern.
The ruffle will be made of a spiraled strip, it will not be gathered.

So far my plans. What are you doing? Have a nice weekend!

Sonntag, 26. November 2017

Christmas Dress Sew Along 2017, Weihnachtskleid-Sew-Along 2017

Hello, my dear friends,

long time no see. Today is already the second meeting of the German Christmas dress sew along Weihnachtskleid SewAlong 2017 WKSA. "I am decided and have got the fabric already"

Monika and Yvonet are hosting the great sew along  "Vom Laufsteg in den Kleiderschrank" meaning "from runway into my wardrobe". which motivated me watching some runway shows.

I am inspired by this Lanvin dress:
Lanvin Resort 2018, Vogue Runway
The best bodice pattern would be the Camì Dress by paulinealice but the shoulders don't fit me at all.
The pattern fitting the best would be Robe Bleuet by Deer&Doe, I have bought the updated version, too. But it features princess seams.
I could use the Emery Dress pattern and transform it to a shirt version using the Bleuet elements. Which means quite some work. 
The Flora Dress by ByHandLondon is providing the loveliest to wear skirt and will probably be my choice.
Last year at our great southern German sewing bee Annäherung Süd I was able to buy some lovely stretch synthetic bordeaux fabric which will hopefully give a nice result.
Are you sewing a Christmas dress, too?

We will meet again in 10.12.2017 to show the progress and in 23.12.2017 presenting our dresses. But now have a look at all the other's plans at MeMadeMittwoch Blog!


P.S: my Christmas dresses 2011-2016:

my first self made dress
Schnitt/Pattern: Burda Style 128-082009 "Pariser Chic"Größe/Size: 36-38-40/42
Stoff/Fabric: woolen blend, elastic lining, invizible zip.


Pattern/Schnitt: Burda Style 121-112012 (gibt es als DL)
Size/Größe: 36
Fabric/Stoff: woolen gabardine

Pattern: Dakota Dress, Named Clothing, PDF
Size: 38 bust-38 waist- 40 hip.
Fabric: ponte di roma knit, bought at Garçonne, Freiburg.

Pattern/Schnitt: Robe Viviane von RDC (République du Chiffon)
Size/Größe: 38
Fabric/Stoff: floaty woolen flower print. Silk tafetta.

Pattern, Schnitt: Robe Cardamome, Deer+Doe
Size/Größe:        38 bust-40 waist-42 hip
Fabric/Stoff:      burgundy/black vichy by Deer+Doe

pattern: Vogue Marcy Tilton V8876
fabric: dark blue silk crepe, René Lézard Outlet
size: 10 bust-12 waist and hip
alterations: one size smaller, omitted pockets, added facings to the front yoke sewn like sewing a shirt.

Sonntag, 27. August 2017

Asaka Kimono, Named Clothing, #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 Août

Hello, my sewing friends!
Coucou, mes copines!
Our internet sewing community has brought me several sewing friends in real life. One of them is Mel of 500daysofsewing who is living in a neighbouring community. She pushed me to finally sew the kimono I had cut out since quite some time.
We met last Sunday at her great sewing studio to sew our Asaka kimonos. The pattern of Named Clothing features interesting two piece sleeves with a slit up to the forearm.
Last November, I had seen this gorgeous Liberty silk crêpe at The Fabric Store and had to buy it for my kimono project. It is by far the most expensive fabric purchase I ever made. Worth every penny! 
The print is exactly what I had looked for. The silk has got the most beautiful drape with just the perfect weight. I used a very fine needle (60) and polyester thread. The silk was easy to sew and to press.
I sewed size 38 according to my bust size.
Named Clothing's seam allowances are only 1cm. I cut 2cm seam allowances all along the front sleeve seam, sewed the seam and folded the seam allowance two times according to the slit hem, stitching one continuous edge seam.

I sewed the sleeves in by flat when I was irritated because I couldn't find any notch according to the sleeve front seam. All seams are french seams, using my quilt foot.
I didn't want to fuse any interfacing to my precious silk so I bought some silk organza which I basted with stitch length 5 within the seam allowances to the outer collar pair and the belt pieces. The silk Organza was very difficult to cut because of it's shifting nature.
Similar to the belt loops, I made a little hanger loop which I fixed when sewing on the collar. The belt loops, I sewed on after finishing the kimono to determine the position.
Pattern: Asaka Kimono, Named Clothing
Size: 38
Fabric: 3m Liberty of London Torrington Crepe de Chine - Maria Teresa / Berry 

I am so happy about my kimono. I guess that I will wear it every morning making breakfast!
This is my August lingerie make of #jecoudsmagarderobe capsule. Have a look at Clo's blog to see all the other's makes. Miriam who has sewn a wonderful swimsuit this month is collecting the Germans' contributions

Here you can admire gorgeous Asaka Kimonos made by:
Lizzy Jane, Amanda for a friend, Amanda for herself and Heather Loo.
Have fun,

Samstag, 29. Juli 2017

Kimono-leotard Jalie 2673, #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017 Juillet

Coucou, mes amies,

Hello, my sewing friends!

Have a look at my july make for our challenge #jecoudsmagarderobecapsule2017!

Last year, I had already sewn the Sophie swimsuit. 
Because I don't like very much visiting swimming pools (either it is too cold or there are too many visitors), I opted for brightening up my sports wear.

Once a week, I am having a PBT course where we are exercising with a fit ball. Most of the time, you are reclined at a mat. So I was looking for a pattern with a high neckline and chose Jalie 2673
The kimono style front wrap is allowing to enter into the leotard even with wide hips. Because I wanted to accentuate the band, I sewed it on left side at left side.
I hid the seam allowances by attaching by flat a navy blue fold over elastic with little zig zag stitches at each side. I skipped the sleeves and used the fold over elastic to finish the armholes.
My fear was not to be able to enter my buttocks into the leotard which is no problem. However it is a little bit difficult to enter the shoulders due to the firm blue elastic.
I lengthened the skirt by 5cm to hide my rear and finished the hem with a serged rolled hem. The instructions leave the hidden front edge unfinished but I made a flat serger seam.

For the briefs, I used my TNT panties pattern "The Smoothie" which is covering everything up.

I sewed the front pieces of the Watson bra for a built-in bra using a firm berrytone powernet and a 2cm plush underbust elastic. I fixed it at the side  and front-overlap seam allowances of the finished leotard. I fitted the straps and sewed them on the shoulder seam allowances. 

I am very happy with my new kimono leotard. I have already recieved some requests where I had bought it.

Pattern: Kimono dress leotard Jalie 2673
Size: T
Pattern built-in-bra: Watson bra, Clothhabit
Panties Pattern: The Smoothie
Fabric: Sensitive S007 rotblau diagonal,

You can have a look at the others' makes at Clo's. Miriam has collected the German participants. At Selmin's Tweed and Greet you can admire all the red makes for 12 Colours of Fashion.
Have fun!


P.S.: Some of you wanted to know what PBT is:

P.P.S.: I don't know why all the links were gone. They are working now!