Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows

...everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together.

Continuing on with the winter wardrobe theme, I picked up this bright yellow knitted (but I think polyester) fabric from the Fabric Cave about two months back. There was only about 1.5 metres it in and I was so desperate to use it to make a dress. After a bit of time fiddling around with various patterns, placing on fabric, tilting fabric, re-moving fabric (this must work!) I discovered it fit almost perfectly with my McCalls 9526.

60s swing dress style -would it work with knit?

I eliminated the zipper because the fabric is stretchy enough to just slip over my head. I also follow Gertie's instructions for ease and measure all the pattern pieces before I started cutting. Although it says it will fit my bust (which normally means I need to add a bit at the waist) I ended up taking off the seam allowances on all the pieces (5/8 inch all around). To add a little spice to the mixture I embroidered these little houses on.

 This was actually incredibly easy to make and brightens up these cold winter days like nothing else! Thanks again to my little sister for helping me take photos. It was bloody freezing outside and I had no shoes!

One, two, three...remove jacket!
Thanks to Bodie dog who wanted to play while we took photos.

What are you doing off there? woof woof woof!


  1. Stephanie Cousins3 August 2012 at 15:04

    Super cute dress, love the embroidery.  :)  The yellow looks lovely on you.

  2. Thanks! It's definetely a stand out colour in my wardrobe!

  3. That is so cool! I love the colour and the style and the little houses. Very cool!