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A trio of dresses

Fabric Lover

A trio of dresses
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:37:39 AM »
Hi, I’ve been away from here for a while, but I’m back! I have been sewing though, seem to have had a summer stuck on making dresses! They are my favourite thing to make especially for the summer.

First was a Closet Case Charlie Kaftan, this was my first ever Indie pattern and I love it.
Second was Vogue 1500 https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1500 The shoes are the wrong ones for this, don’t know what I was thinking!!

A little less sure about this one although I love the pattern. The main fabric was a linen which I washed a dried 3 times as recommended on a website ( which I now can’t find! 😩). It reduced so much that I only had just over a metre! So I found a leftover piece from another project to complete a dress.

And finally this dress was made for the Goodwood Revival event I attended with Lachica and our DH’s. We went with the 60s , they were marking the 60th anniversary of the Mini. The photo was taken in front of one of the Beatles minis. I’d bought the yellow boots and handbag on EBay. I think it’s time for some separates! 😁
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

b15erk

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 09:40:14 AM »
Beautiful frocks @Fabric Lover !

Love them all.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Fabric Lover

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 10:01:13 AM »
Thank you so much Jessie!
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

snoozi soozi

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 11:25:30 AM »
They all look great, you look gorgeous in them. I lurve the Goodwood one  ;)

Fabric Lover

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 16:24:57 PM »
Oh shucks (blushing deeply), ☺️ @snoozi soozi  thank you so much.
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

Fabric Lover

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 16:46:51 PM »
This was the website I mentioned earlier which recommended washing and drying linen 3 times to reduce wrinkles. It seems to work too. http://www.powersewing.com/blog/?post_id=49

It’s possible I heard about it here.
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

UttaRetch

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 20:54:30 PM »
Love the 60's yellow dress.
What goes around comes around.

Fabric Lover

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2019, 21:43:40 PM »
Thanks @UttaRetch !
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

Lilian

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 22:42:43 PM »
They're all gorgeous and suit you so well  :) :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

Fabric Lover

Re: A trio of dresses
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 23:01:41 PM »
Thanks very much, @Lilian
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)