Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lisette Attache Dress

lisette attache dress (simplicity 1666) by replicate then deviate front view

This is the perfect dress! I LOVE it! I was so excited the day I saw this post introducing the lisette attache dress (simplicity 1666) that I checked all of my local stores for the pattern the day I saw it. I also checked Joann another time and on my third trip, I asked the ladies at the cutting counter (there was no one else waiting in line) and they got one for me out of the back room. Totally made my day month! I snatched up this gorgeous floral cotten sateen (one of the lisette fabrics though I didn't see it in this post). I've been ready for spring for about five months now. :) I used my seam roll for the first time in pressing this dress and put in my first lapped zipper (which went in great the first time!).

lisette attache dress by replicate then deviate side view

The only modification I made to the pattern is I added pockets (using the pocket pattern piece from the Colette Crepe pattern. side note- I sewed up a practice bodice of the Crepe and decided I want to modify the cap sleeve so it's more of a tiny sleeve (ie goes all the way around the arm scythe but have no idea how to do it. Any tips/hints would be appreciated!)

lisette attache dress by replicate then deviate back view

I'm already plotting a navy linen version, a polka dot version, and maybe a color blocked version.

And a few pictures with my princess, b/c I look less awkward and she's super adorable.

trying out the princess pose

with my princess

with my princess

with my princess

Linked here.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head

rain cape by replicate then deviate

rain cape by replicate then deviate

rain cape by replicate then deviate

I used Fig Tree Threads Raindrops pattern, though you could make a cape with sleeves with Jessica of Me Sew Crazy's tutorial. This was my first time sewing with cotton laminate (this one, actually) and I didn't have any trouble except for not loving the smell of it (which has since mostly worn off). I used a fairly new needle and my walking foot, just in case. The cape is fully lined with this polka dot fabric Ansley picked. This was also my first time using a fabric button kit. It was totally easy; I don't know why I waited so long to try it. I'm gonna stock up on them when if I have extra JoAnn coupons.

(Ansley is wearing the cape over her very worn and loved and wrinkled Snow White Dress).

Linking up with Melly Sews (and Stacy of Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!)'s Sew in Tune series.