Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I am trying to remember why I am making a summer dress....

Weather Forecast Winterthur - next 5 days

weather forecast for Tuesday is Heavy Showers Heavy ShowersMax: 19°C
Min: 7°C
weather forecast for Wednesday is Heavy Showers Heavy ShowersMax: 12°C
Min: 6°C
weather forecast for Thursday is Rain Showers Rain ShowersMax: 14°C
Min: 8°C
weather forecast for Friday is Heavy Showers Heavy ShowersMax: 10°C
Min: 9°C
weather forecast for Saturday is Heavy Showers Heavy Showers

Monday, May 20, 2013

The remaining 3rd skirt
I have been kept busy the last few days....

But all good things come to an end, and work could finally be resumed to get the 3rd old skirt ready for summer.

This one will be done differently (the 2 previous ones were changed by basically sewing them onto a normal t-shirt) - in this case I will use some leftover cotton fabric for the top.

Although I did make a toile first (which I rarely do), I still managed to make the front piece too large - so I had to find another solution...but I was happy with the result.

Some fabric needs to be removed in the back,  around the armholes, it is still too wide.

Now I just need to get some more material before I can finish it off...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Why buy a new dress?
As summer is getting closer there is that little voice in your head - "are you sure you do not need a new summer dress"?
This year was no different but then I started to think about what I already have...and I thought about 3 skirts that I made a few years ago that are still nice but are not really worn a lot. Maybe they could be changed in some way?

Question was - how? It seemed that the easiest thing to do would be to place the waist higher and add a top. This way I would get a nice, empire-style dress - but what would I use as top? A T-shirt. So I did.

Now 2 of the skirts have become dresses, and the only thing left is to do the third one - however this time I actually have a beige cotton fabric so I plan to make a "real" top out of it, to which the skirt can be sewn - just have to find a good pattern to use. 

And if I decide that the dresses are not as good as I thought they would be - well, I did not cut the extra fabric off so the if the skirt is removed it is just a normal T-shirt again...