Saturday, 2 June 2012

THE CHECKED SUMMER DRESS


I finally got around to make myself that new dress I've been thinking about! All in all, it took me about five to six hours once I got started.
It will be good for nursing as it can be buttoned up- or down, depends on how you take it.


But for now it is still serving as a maternity dress.

And I know somebody will ask; the answer is NO, I did not use a pattern. I have never used patterns so it might be that I don't even know how to :) I looked at some of my shirts and dresses and draw upon the fabric according to those. But we can look into the details some other time.

12 comments:

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

So pretty. And I'm impressed you didn't use a pattern, you must have a very mechanical mind!

Penny Dreadful Vintage

Minnie said...

That is gorgeous dress... without pattern ? wow!!! I am impressed!!

GinCherry said...

It sounds incredible - to sew without any patterns just to draw from hand. You're genius :)
And the dress is really pretty x

Sonja said...

Du var så fin igår och det var jätteroligt att träffa dig och E!

Allt gott och lycka.

Red Sonja said...

I love it! Very well made! XX

Lucia said...

What?? Gjorde du den klänningen utan mönster?! Otroligt! Sen en fråga, har du en aning om var jag kunde hitta en leopardmönstrad jacka? Någon sådan som man kan använda augusti-oktober, typ...

Áurea López said...

That´s fine!!!

Katja said...

Wonderfull! I always have trouble with the collar :( So this is amazing! ;)

College Girl Fashionista said...

Wow! I love this dress. I want one!

The Black Opal said...

Incredible! How did you do it with out a pattern?!

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Well hello there everybody, everytime I post about clothig Iäve made somebody asks about the pattern and as said before the thing is I have never used a pattern. Don't uou have to do all sorts of counting and stuff? But I draw my own kind of "patterns" first; draw the pieces of the item on a piece of paper when I plan how top sew and cut. And then I use a chalk to draw on the fabric. But I look at other pieces I have to see how they are done. For this one I studied some collars on shirts and dresses of mine to see how to do it best. But some things came along as I was sewing, like the sleeves.

Lucia : Hmm, har månne Trashy Diva ännu sin jacka kvar på siodan, den som jag också har? Mod Cloth hade i något skede en leopard jacka. Ananrs skulle jag bara browsa huuto (mjaah, finns knappast men kanske ) och ebay samt etsy! Jag har faktiskt en vintage kort leopard jacka som jag alrdig använt, funderar på att sälja den på bloggen. Men åste vänta tills jag fött så ja kan pröva den igen och se om jag skall hålla den eller ej :)

Katja : I know, I haven't made a collar properly before! But it wasn't so hard. I just studied another shirt and another dress closely and made a mixup of those.

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I love it! Very well made! ̉̉
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