I had a piece of crinkled linen left over from when I made my Tessuti Eva dress. It was expensive fabric and so lovely I have been waiting for the right pattern to come along to use it.
Enter Ottobre 02/2016 #15 Pieced linen dress which required crinkled linen and I had the right amount... big win! I didn't think I would get a dress out of the remnant piece but as this is cut into many pieces it worked really well.
I really like top stitching and used the same thread as I used for sewing the dress but with a triple stitch to look like a top stitch.
|The colour is out in this pic. The next pic is more accurate.|
It is hard to see the details in this photo but I love this dress... it also has pockets... pocket love!
Did you spot my necklace? I have always coveted this necklace and there is a tutorial on the Ottobre blog to make it, but I don't have any of the jewellery making equipment so wasn't inclined to try. However since entering the world of Etsy selling I discovered there are talented makers out there who will make custom orders for you. I contacted Anita of Echidna Arts and Cards and she made me a beautiful version in gold leather.
I have worn this dress quite a bit since I made it and love it enough that I am making another version from a linen print. I have reviewed the pattern here.
... and speaking of Etsy, I have recently started a destash section in my shop and have listed one remnant of supplex. It is not large enough to make a whole piece of clothing, but if you are after some supplex to use in a colour blocked piece, this could work for you... check it out here.
I will be adding to the destash section over time, so there may be something there to appeal to a fellow sewist so keep an eye out.
Ciao kittens... back soon with a cool tunic!