Hello, dear sewing beauties! I have promised a month ago that I will publish a summary post for each month of 2018, so here is the update on my May 2018 projects – What I’ve been up to!
I truly, honestly hope that May is the last month this year when I am too busy to make a free sewing tutorial. I miss sharing new tutorials with you guys. 🙂
It’s the confession time! What have I been sewing this past month?
Projects 1 – Only the groom is missing
Every single person I have shown this project to asked me if I am getting married. I am not, but I most certainly fell in love with this white fabric.
I dreamt of having a beautiful, puffy white skirt, but I don’t have the real 50’s petticoat to fix it for me (yet). Therefore, I decided to pack on as much material as possible into the gathered skirt. I made two panels, one front and one back and each was 3 times as wide as my waist.
I had an old, linen dress which had a very nice neckline. I saved the dress for years in case one day I will learn how to sew because I really wanted to reproduce that shape.
The day finally arrived and I was able to incorporate one of my favorite necklines into one of my (new) favorite dresses. The sleeves were a bit tricky because the initial plan was tying the bodice up with a bow made from the same material. The bow was supposed to rest on my shoulders.
However, in the middle of the work, I was gripped by a fancy to make it an off-shoulder dress. I still need to fix the fit of the bow, so that it is able to hold up the bodice… Live and learn.
Project 2 – First ever refashion project!
After waiting in my closet for 10 YEARS this vintage blouse finally got the remake it deserved! You can read more about it here.
Project 3 – Vintage is the new sexy
Ladies and gentlemen! We’ve reached the memorable point when Marlena, for the first time in the history of My Curly Projects, did not take pictures wearing her own creations.
Why..? Because she made a set of sheer, organza high-waist shorts and a matching bralette. For sleeping. Not necessarily alone, shh. Just saying 🙂
Unfortunately, the bralette pattern needs to be modified. It doesn’t fit me that well yet. I’m working on it. 🙂
The shorts, however…! Giiiirl, they are my favorite thing now! I’m going to make more versions of those. (Hopefully)
Project 4 – The summer is here!!!
We’ve been waiting for warmer weather so long here in Norway, that I just assumed we will have another summer when 15 degrees outside calls for a celebration.
Boy, was I wrong! May came and the summer weather descended upon us without any warning at all. I had many projects cued up, but none of them were summery. I simply didn’t want to spend time on something I would wear maybe one time this year.
One hurried, joyful visit to the fabric store later and this cute little dress was born.
It is a very simple, seersucker dress. It has a gathered skirt, buttons on the center front and a low back.
It was my first time using bias bound seams and aaaahhh that was so fun!!! No lining needed! Such a joy for a lazy girl!
I used white bias tape and covered the neckline with white lace.
The effect is an extreeeeemely comfortable, cute dress. I received many compliments about it. Even complete strangers stop me on the street to compliment that dress. It’s a joy to wear on a hot, summer day!
Fun fact: as a non-native English speaker (I bet you couldn’t tell, right? Just kidding!) I was confused by the name “seersucker”. WHY? This fabric doesn’t suck at all, it’s amazing! Turns out the name comes from Persian “sheer” and “shakar” – milk and sugar. That explains everything and makes me feel much better about the name. The milky-sweet association works way better for me. 🙂
That’s it for this month my lovelies. Did you like any of the projects? Do let me know in the comments below.