Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Pyjama Dress


Since our last post, All Style & All Substance has moved from Spain to Toronto, dealt with reverse culture shock, and managed to produce her first jersey dress, no less. Slowly but surely, things are getting back to “normal”. (Whatever “normal” is at this point.)

The scrunch sleeves are what I love most about this dress – I was surprised at how easy they are to make. They create an illusion of broader shoulders – perfect for us dainty-shouldered ladies -- and the jersey makes it super comfortable.


Fabric: jersey found in my mother’s stash. 
Pattern: self-drafted.

About that. I worry that you're growing frustrated with me, Readers, because I know a big part of reading sewing blogs is taking inspiration from other bloggers (i.e., being able to reproduce their look by purchasing the same pattern). Now, self-drafted garments are not as easy to replicate.

That being said, the reason I’m drafting a lot at the moment is because:
A—Pattern-cutting is a skill I want to develop.
B—Commercial patterns require too many alterations for my particular figure. (Shoulders, bust, back width, torso length… the list of adjustments goes on forever. Why bother, when I’ve already got block patterns that fit me like a glove?)

Next on the sewing table? A peplum skirt!

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