I’m not even going to pretend to be able to say ‘Hello’ in Greek. I still couldn’t, even after spending 2 weeks there some time ago.
In preparation for my Greece trip, I have sewn a grand total of….ONE garment to wear there. Boo. I had aimed for three, but alas, life has been crazy and busy. Oh well, one is better than none.
I had originally wanted to make a Grecian inspired dress – a white, one shouldered, fluid-y, maxi-length concoction. But the more I think about it, the more cliche it is to wear that in the country especially as a tourist. So instead I used a pattern with an asymmetrical design. I still used white as the base colour, and it was not until after I’ve finished the dress that I realised the print has an oriental feel to it. So, East meets West it is.
Pattern:Vogue 8898, I used elements from all views: View A length + View B shoulder tie + View C hole-in-waist design (sans sash as I used a belt)
Size made:Size Y (x-small to med included). I made x-small
Pattern pieces:3 (I cut the pattern for sash but didn’t use it. Four pieces if include sash)
Fabric used:Polyester knit (92% polyester, 8% spandex), 147cm width, 1.5m length, made in China, bought fromSpotlight
New Techniques used:Interfaced sash opening (like a buttonhole) and handsewn
Modifications:Moved sash opening 3cm towards midline; Moved armhole from shoulder to side seam; Shortened length 5cm at lower hem; Topstitched drape-y side seam.
We also went to Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Nafplio, Mycenae, Corinth, Marathonas and Santorini in Greece. I wish I had made something to wear to each city!