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Faux Knit Dress

Slowly the temperatures are finally dropping and I can start thinking about wearing knitwear again :) I have knitted over the summer but the things I made were just too warm to wear even just for taking pictures. So I think I will drop them one by one on the blog in next coming weeks :) For the next summer I have taken measures into my own hands: I made a faux knit dress! Continue reading

Butterick B5748 Retro Dress

I’ve made another dress from a Butterickpattern that Marvin brought back with him from the US. You might remembered that a year ago Marvin stayed for three month in North Carolina and only at the end of his stay I found out that there was a huge sale at Butterick, every pattern could be bought for 2.99 $. I only ordered seven patterns, because it wasn’t clear whether the package would arrive in time. In the end it arrived the evening before Marvin left. One of them is the retro Butterick pattern B5748. I bought it mostly because I liked Andi’s many versions of it a lot (here, here and here are some of them). Continue reading

Butterick B6446 Wrap Dress

I made another dress from souvenir fabric bought during my trip to  Raleigh/NC. I bought the fabric at Joann Fabrics in Raleigh together with the flannel fabric I made a Belladone dress from. There are lots of peonies in different shades of pink printed on it. And I think it was not meant to be a fashion fabric but patchwork fabric. The cotton is medium weight and the fabric was 110 cm wide. As far as I remember it was on sale. Nevertheless I only bought 2 yards, because I had limited space in my suitcase. Continue reading

Butterick B6484

Here comes another dress made from a pattern that I ordered directly at Butterick, while Marvin was staying in the US for three months. I ordered the pattern 5 days before he was leaving and they arrived the evening before he left. You can read all about the dramatic story here if you wish ;) Soo this is the second pattern I made, it’s another Gretchen Hirsch and Butterick pattern and its name is B4684. I bought this pattern because I had seen it made from a border print by one of the participants of last year’s Outfit Along and it looked stunning. Continue reading

Mira II

Last weekend I finally sewed a dress that I initially planned to wear last spring ;) I ordered this super cute fabric at Snaply, a German onlineshop known for their innovative sewing gadgets. Apparently they also sell beautiful knit fabric. I ordered two meters of this springy bird fabric and paid 14.30 €/m. Sadly the darker colors bled out into the light beige during the pre-washing procedure. I tried to cut around the baddest stains, but I didn’t manage to avoid them all. Continue reading

Flannel Belladone Dress

When I visited Marvin in America in autumn of last year I bought some pieces of fabric, for my collection ;) I made a dress from the first piece and – SURPRISE_ I amde a dress from the second piece as well ;) To my defense: I didn’t plan that, it just happened! I Bought the fabric at Joann’s in Raleigh. This was the only fabric store I went to, when I was in the US. Because obviously Walmart does not count! Continue reading

Butterick B6380

Sooo, I found time to write a new blog post :) That’s good news! I decided to write about the dress I made recently. It is kind of an America-vacation-Souvenir-Dress as I purchased both the pattern and the fabric in America. And to spoil a little: it won’t stay the only dress of its kind, there are more to come! Because guess what: shopping for American fabrics and American patterns is surprisingly easy in America, ha! Continue reading

Halter-Neck Dress

As promised here’s another summer dress :) I didn’t plan to make this dress, this dress wanted to be made :) I had the fabric in my stash for quite a while, but I wasn’t too happy with the colors and I wanted to sew another halter-neck dress from the Great British Sewing Bee Book by Tessa Evelegh and one day the fabric and the pattern found together in my head. And I knew I wanted to give the thing a try right away! Continue reading

Summer Hiking Dress

I think it’s strange that there is no market for hiking dresses. Well, no, there actually is one, hiking dresses are rare and there are only a few on the market, but they definitely do exists. So let me rephrase: I think it’s strange that I never see anyone hiking in a dress. What is even stranger is that people keep staring at me when they see me hiking in a dress. As if I was the idiot! Ha! They don’t know what they’re missing! Hiking and dresses go so well together. Even Marvin envies me! Well, to be fair, wide pants work well too. But they are never as breezy as a nice little dress. And you certainly can’t move as freely in a pair of pants as you can in a dress. Continue reading

Matilda Dress

Finally I can show you the newest member of my shirt dress family! It has been finished and in my closet for a while now, I took the pictures in March, but the pattern has only been released this weekend so I waited patiently. I test sewed this dress in February and March for Megan Nielsen. It is called Matilda and it is a cute little shirt dress with lots of smart details. I got an email from the Megan Nielsen Team and all I had to do was click on a button, if I was okay with the conditions and wanted to test sew. No race, no application, no stress. Continue reading