I have nearly forgotten to write about the third and last project I made for my NZ trip last month. It’s nearly a month ago now and a lot has been occupying my mind and time. In addition, this global virus pandemic is causing stress and worry for everyone. I’ll be happy to put that aside for a moment and just talk about sewing here.
I recently purchased some soft, colourful cotton sateen from Ellie Whittaker Studio. Ellie is a fellow Queenslander and of course I want to support local as much as possible! Her designs are fun and cheerful and are printed onto high quality fabrics, including swim lycra! Anyway this fabric I bought is called “Frizzle” (sold out) and I just managed to buy some while they were available. I wanted to choose a pattern that would show off the fabric, and Butterick 6318 seemed to be suitable.
- Pattern: Butterick 6318, a 1961 vintage reproduction pattern, rated “Easy”. I made View B with contrast waist tie.
- Size made: Included was Size A5 (6-14), I made size 6.
- Pattern pieces: 7 pieces.
- Fabric used:
- Dress fabric: Ellie Whittaker “Frizzle” cotton sateen [100% cotton, 145cm width, 3m length, unknown country of origin, purchased from elliewhittaker.com
- Waist tie: Scrap fabric from my stash, unknown composition (probably polyester), 140cm width, 1m length, unknown country of origin, purchased from Spotlight, I think.
- New Techniques used:
- Not completely new but it’s been a while since I’ve inserted a lapped zipper.
- Shortened dress hem by 12cm.
- I matched the bodice and skirt side seams – the pattern instructs you to MISMATCH them on purpose. After I matched them, it decreases the gathers at the front and increases the gathers at the back, but it’s not noticeable.
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
And how could I NOT pair them with my python sandals?
Until next time (project)! Thanks for visiting. Stay safe everyone!