Another Renfrew

Just a quick post where I wanted to show you my newest Renfrew. This time with cowl neck. I bought the fabric in the sales section of Denver Fabrics (the store, which has nothing to do with the website of the same name). Anyway, it is a very nice and soft knit fabric.

Renfrew Cowl Neck

I just love this pattern. It is an absolute must-have!! And sooooo easy to make. If you are a little intimidated to sew with knit fabrics, you should buy this pattern and your fears will be gone. And Tasia from Sewaholic will have some kind of sew-along. Just go here and check it out.


Finally...the Taffy Blouse

So I finally got around to take some decent pictures of my take on the Taffy Blouse from Colette Patterns. I bought the fabric off the sales rack of Denver Fabrics. The actual store in Denver, not the online store. It seems to be some kind of polyester chiffon maybe. It wasn't hard to work with at all. And again, no alterations needed. I will wear it with a black cami underneath.

The focus is a little off in this picture, sorry about that. The bias tape is store bought. It is such a nice pattern. I will make more of this for sure.


Crepe Dress by Colette Patterns

I couldn't wait to finally get my hands on the Crepe dress pattern and make my own version. I had seen this dotted cotton lawn fabric online and knew instantly it would make a cute Crepe dress.

I call this dress the Confetti Crepe. The ties are from Cotton Voile.

I didn't have to make any alteration on the bodice muslin. I guess I just got lucky with my built :)

Because the Cotton Lawn was very sheer I fully lined the dress. The plan was to line the whole dress in the same white cotton lawn, but I had only enough for the bodice. So I lined the skirt with the same cotton voile as the ties are. 

I used these two tutorials for lining the Crepe dress: 

Thank you guys for posting these helpful tutorials!

And because I love the dress so much and had this awesome cotton seersucker around I made another one (within a week). As you can see I do like pink!

 Here is a back view. The perfect summer dress. Fast and easy to make. More to follow :)



Meghan Peasant by SisBoom

A couple weeks ago I made my first Meghan Peasant Dress. Here is a pic of the pattern.

Here is my version in a quilting cotton by Art Gallery. I just love the fabric. It is a perfect casual little summer dress.

 Meghan Peasant Dress Cotton Front

Here the back view. It is very easy and quick to put together. And the instructions are very well written. 
 Meghan Peasant Dress Back Cotton

For some to me absolutely unexplainable reasons I thought it would be awesome to make this pattern, which is written to be made in quilting cotton, with chiffon. Chiffon!!!! I underlined the bodice front and back with polyester lining. Which I also used as lining for the skirt part. The chiffon, as you can clearly see at the sleeves, is very sheer. I bought the polyester chiffon months ago at Walmart for $1/yard. The dress was a pain in the butt to make in this fabric, but I do really like the end result. I won't bother showing you the really unprofessional seam finishes. Since it's completely polyester I have to spray it with Static Guard, but that stuff really helps.

Meghan Peasant Dress Chiffon Front

 The back view. Both fabrics have this shimmer and it gives it a more dressy look, I think.

Meghan Peasant Dress Chiffon Back