ITEM #1 - Ivory Silk Clutch
Fabric: Silk Duponi
Pattern: Vogue 8527
Last year I splurged on a gorgeous silk gown to wear to my work Christmas party. It is made from ivory chiffon or georgette (I must learn the difference) and sparsely decorated with pewter, gold and peachy coloured leaves. I borrowed a friend’s clutch as my accessory department was drastically lacking in that area (still is) but promised myself I’d make one at first chance. Three months later here it is. Made from ivory silk duponi using Vogue 8527. Just a little piece of gorgeous-ness for my ever increasing accessory department.
The Christmas frock accessorised with my friend's leather clutch.
ITEM #2 – Summery Dress
Fabric: Cotton Voile
Pattern: Burda 8836
Last year was my first attempt at grown-up sewing. Prior to that, I'd done little more than basic kid's stuff and crafty things. To help me along my journey, my sister gave me this fun and colourful cotton voile for Christmas. I decided to try and sew a fun summery dress, seeing as though I seemed to spend quite a bit of time admiring these on others.
I did struggle a bit with this dress. I could follow the instructions easily enough, it was fitting issues that would haunt me. The bodice size I chose was way too big resulting in something that resembled a tent and provided no coverage whatsoever. Fortunately, I had the chance to visit my more experienced sister a few weeks ago. She added a ton of darts and managed to salvage it.