Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ultimate Batwings

At the end of the last 15:60 day I was tired, hungry and thirsty, but... very content! I really wasn't sure if I'd make it after spending 5 hours on the Chevron top. It was 3 PM and I still had to do the cutting, go to the store because I didn't have enough fabric and on top of that the pattern instructions were written in Japanese... But I didn't cave, my last project had to be this dress. Keep calm and sew on. In the end I finished it at 8 PM, spending only 4 hours working on it including cutting.



It's Dress no. 7 from Drape Drape 2. The one that was the inspiration for my folded miniskirt, after spotting it on Karin. The ever generous Tj sent me the pattern after making her fantastic version. I was so excited to finally have this pattern! I had this knit fabric, a remnant which said 200x155 cm, the exact amount needed for the pattern. Except that it was 2 meters wide instead of long. Argh! More reason to dislike that fabric store. So that meant I had to go out to get more fabric, and I had to cut the front piece in two. The sewing was pretty straightforward, and I was impressed with my serger being able to handle four layers of this medium weight knit.



It's still a bit too warm to wear this dress but I already know it'll be one of my favourites. I love wearing mini skirts in winter. And it's totally my style, a bit quirky but not just plain weird. I have to agree with Tj, it's a bit of a waste of fabric. But look at those batwings! They might even be big enough to fly. And if that doesn't work out, at least your skirt won't get pulled up if you reach for something.

And so this challenge has come to an end! It was fun to completely focus on sewing for two months. I was finally able to get most of the ideas floating in my head out there in reality, and reduce my stash at the same time. I'm also glad it's over though, it has left my sewing mojo at a very low level after this marathon. Plus I'm afraid I have become a bit of a hermit spending all my free time sewing and blogging. I may even have lost my mind a little...


(15:60 #15!)

15 comments:

  1. Oooooh nice! You're the first person to actually sew something out of something I've sent them XD Also when I hover my mouse ove the pics the pointed turns into a little hand with a finger. So I gave your dog a little scratch behind the ear with that XD

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  2. your calm in the face of calamity has certainly paid off!

    (love. your last pic.)

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  3. I love this!! You should sell it on Etsy so I can buy it because I'm IN LOVE with it!

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    1. Hehe, I just wrote about how I don't like to sew for anyone other than me :) But it's really not that hard to make, so you could try it yourself!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabulous batwing wonder, and it's totally perfect paired with the yellow tights! You are rocking this look like whoa - so very well done!

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  5. This dress is awesome! Love how you combined it with the tights!
    I am your newest follower, by the way.

    seelovemake.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this dress! I literally just got the Drape drape books 1 and 2 yesterday. I had no idea they came with patterns! I just didn't know which one to start with but now you've convinced me to go with this one. Love the batwings and great photos :-)

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    1. Thanks! And have fun with the dress, I'm curious to see what fabric you'll use!

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