Wednesday, May 1, 2013
So I've fallen behind in the Historical Sew fortnightly; it has become less enjoyable to sew beautiful historic garments that I cannot currently fit (or that are in maternity styles of the past which I do not care for!). I will still participate, just not for each theme. Therefore I have decided to some more modern sewing, aiming at garments that I will actually wear, and not just stuff in my closet (not just maternity clothes). As such I have decided to join in Zoe's Me Made May challenge.
Usually when I sew non historical garments I make my up own designs, often I feel that this leaves me looking like an extra from a sci-fi film. I think this is due to the combination of my love of avante garde cuts and my loathing of trimmings. I once made a brown handkerchief hem wrap dress to wear with a beige kimono style sweater I had; people said they liked my "Star Wars" outfit, not good.
To remedy this I have been sewing from my huge stash of commercial patterns. Today as it it is supposed to be warm (81 degrees Fahrenheit or 27 degrees Celsius) I will be wearing a gray linen/cotton dress that I made from a vintage pattern, Butterick 5281.
I altered it for width to ensure future belly coverage and so I could leave out the zipper. I also plan to dip dye the hem a mulberry color, once I get some dye.
My accessories are all rtw, brown and white striped canvas flats, a loose weave purple ikat scarf and a brown leather belt.
And here it is! On the floor and slightly blurry, sorry I couldn't get a decent shot on myself with my phone's camera!
Posted by AnonaMiss at 6:10 PM