Showing posts with label Drape Drape 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Drape Drape 2. Show all posts

Friday, 6 February 2015

Royal Blue Isn't Only For Royal Family

This is my third garment that I have sewn from the Draped Draped book. The designs are really  something special, some of them with a very artistic, 'elaborate' look to them, one might struggle to find an occasion to wear them.


This is the lovely book:


I tend to use the patterns as a guidance and modify them to my liking or mix and match with my own patterns. I made this vest last summer with no changes though:

http://mycolourfultexture.blogspot.com/2014/04/sewing-from-drape-drape-2.html



The design from the Drape Drape 2 book, I've only used the skirt pattern and drafted my own close fitting top to go with it:



And finally this is my version:



Lovely royal blue medium weight cotton stretch fabric with ribbed neckline.






I made this purple tassel necklace to go with the dress:






I dyed my hair a couple days prior to the shoot. The red/ orange shade creates a nice contrast with the blue colour, doesn't it?

And lastly- what do you guys think about the dress?


Gosia xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Sewing from Drape Drape 2

I love books so much that I often treat myself with them^_^
And when my new Drape Drape 2 book arrived I couldn't wait to start sewing! I chose something simple to start- my first piece of clothing is a vest.

It's a lovely 3 piece draped vest with oversized pockets. It's very comfortable and the fabric I used (heavy weight cotton jersey) it's so soft and warm too.

Pictures from the book itself:






And here is my vest:



I'm standing on top of the roof  where the lighting is great to take pictures. But although the sun was shining so brightly that evening it was quite windy and I was very cold.. Just putting a brave face, am acting as if it was hot cause the vest looks much better with bare arms^_^