‘Alexandra and her sister’ was a project that involved a simple skirt and ‘a less easy dress’. For Ale’s dress some pattern grading needed to be done. She had chosen a dress from ‘stof voor durf het zelvers‘ in a size that was not available…. I didn’t want to disappoint her and drew the extra size! This was probably the reason why I kept postponing the project.
The fabric Ale chose is sponsored by Klijntje! Thanks a lot! The fabric with these little harts, is very popular here. For the tie, I used some bias binding and the coordinating fabric for the bodice part matches rest perfectly… A treasure from a Belgian flee market! And last but nog least: Georgette is my thread sponsor again!
To be honest: I did struggle with this project a lot… Do you sometimes have that feeling, that you would rather just throw the whole unfinished garment? Well this was how I felt when I was sewing this dress… My machine didn’t want to cooperate, I only had the chance to work from 9pm till sunset and was just too tired…. I was so afraid that de dress would not fit well, but when Ale tried it on, it seemed to be perfect! What a relieve… Ale happy = me happy!
I was also rather happy that her sister (I keep forgetting her name) choose a more easy project. A gathered skirt with a waistband, the modern Maramures style. A pattern from ‘allemaal rokjes‘. The fabric was sponsored by Julija’s and I combined it with some ribbon I got a long time ago from a dear friend for my birthday. Thanks Freya! And the thread…. from Georgette again! How I love to work with this ecological alternative. Did you notice, I photographed this skirt on a traditional wicker work fence?Another way to show you that Moroseni live in harmony with nature so perfectly!
So happy together!
Multumesc! Cu placere!
Thank you! You’re welcome!