Saturday, 31 December 2016

Pia party dress

Remember last post, I thought that I didn't need any party dresses. Well turns out I did need an other one. My sister and I are going out at new years eve and apparently a cocktail dress was required. The dress I made last year was pretty but not really a cocktail dress. So of course I made something else. I had some black pleated fabric in my stash and went out and bought some matching black silk. The pattern that I used is the Pia dress from la maison victor. To be honest when I first saw that dress in the magazine I was a bit pissed. I really liked the design but I felt that it was designed to sell there fabric collection because where else would you find a pleated fabric like the one they used? Turns out at the fabric sales in Rotselaar. And in black so that was even better because that made it easy to find a matching fabric. The dress is a fast make, not even a zip needed. The fit from La maison patterns is as always good, I made size 36. So that makes two items for the december theme for the social sew

main fabric: 12€ from the fabric sales
second fabric: silk 10€ from the fabric sales
pattern: Pia from La Maison Victor

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Charlie skirt

Remember the bordeaux Pam blouse from earlier this year? That one was actually supposed to be part of an outfit. My aunt bought these two matching fabrics for me and my cousin. Of course it took me a year to start on the skirt. 
I couldn't decide what pattern to use, but eventually I settled for the charlie skirt from La Maison Victor. It is a nice A-line skirt with a pleat in the front and welt pockets. I made a size 38, I made the pleat a little bit deeper than what the patten called for. The fabric is a lovely wool from the fabric sales, but it is a thicker than most fabrics and I wanted to make sure the pleat stayed flat. 
I lined the skirt with a dark grey venezia lining. I just attached the lining to the facing that I made out of wool and I eliminated the pleat in the lining. Because of the thickness of the wool fabric I made the pocket out of lining fabric. The downside is that you can see the grey lining if the pocket gapes open. It would have been nicer if the lining was the same colour but they didn't have that in my local shop. All things considered I love the skirt. I like the way the skirt fits, A-line skirts are always flattering on my figure. The colour also goes great with the majority of my clothes. 

pattern: Charlie skirt, La Maison Victor
Fabric: the fabric sales, free
lining: venezia lining, local shop, 8€
zip: 2.65€

Monday, 19 December 2016

Silk Stella top

Glamour? Oh what to make... for Decembers Social Sew.
I'm not one to sew up a new dress for every holiday party. Even though I suggested this theme. I just don't have the time... And by the way do you remember what everyone wore last year? I don't. 

So this year I made a silk blouse to be worn with one of my RTW skirts. The Stella top is a pattern from the latest La Maison Victor magazine they used a satin fabric with 94% polyester and 6% elastane. I used a nicer (and cheaper) fabric with 96% silk and 4% elastane. The fabric is again from the fabric sales. They really do have a great selection of designer fabrics. 

I made a size 34 without any alterations. The blouse is supposed to be loose fitting and the patterns from La Maison Victor always fit me well. So I made the decision to start immediately with my nice fabric. I like the pattern a lot, but it is not one that I would use more than once. And the best thing is that it is something that can be finished in an afternoon. 

The nice thing with this blouse is that I could wear it more after the holidays, I'm thinking black jeans and a thick wool cardigan.  What are you wearing? Do you make something new for every occasion? 

Pattern: Stella top, La Maison Victor
Fabric: 96% silk 4% elastane from the fabric sales 30€