As promised here's some pics of me in the colour block Peony. Insert moody shots...
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Sunday, 3 February 2013
So I've had this marvellous piece of twill (that's some denim hiding underneath) for a couple of weeks and have been itching to colour block with!
Prepare for gasps...I did a muslin! I've made a Peony before but had sizing issues, for some crazy reason I always insist on cutting at least 2 sizes too big. This time I was true to myself and my real size. The muslin worked out beautifully. I had shortened the Peony as I am going for more of a foxy evening wear look rather than a cutesy tea dress.
I'm loving the colour block clothes around at the moment, I took some inspiration from this yellow dress I saw in a magazine. I initially thought of trying another Burda Jamie Shift but, sorry Jamie, I still hate you *growls*. So opted for the Peony.
Since making her I've spotted the same colour in Topshop! Get me I'm "on trend"!
I love this muslin it's a little too short, so I lengthened the colour block Peony an inch to still keep the short length. Making the muslin made me feel all superior and smug when I remembered the facing was too big for the colour block and it needed extra large gathers on the skirt. Ha, in your face sewing errors-that-would-have-been-without-a-muslin!
The colour block is a twill that I got from a market. Things I have learnt about twill
- finish seams as soon as they are cut, this is one fraying mother!
- pressing - what the...how the heck.. if I figure this one out I'll let you know! Perhaps I have a super naff iron!
- Hemming - hmm, I went for a slip stitch. Twill does not like hems!
- It's kinda a bit stretchy!
Here she is, what a beaut! I love the weight of the fabric and the fit is great, yey!