School has ended, it is ridiculously hot here, and we are heading to Pune very soon!! I really can’t wait, neither can N and M.
I cut the paper pattern for this a long time ago. I mean a seriously long time ago. Then I never did anything about it. When I retrieved it recently I realised that the length and possibly the dress in general was going to be way to short and perhaps even tight for N. But what can one do when one has spent so much time cutting paper patterns, right? I had to make it! Of all the things tracing and cutting paper pattern is something I wish I could have someone else do for me. But, there was no way that I was going to waste all the enormous effort that had gone into doing my least favourite task. So. Length was added, cloth was cut, and voila we have a dress!
But, I can’t believe how well it still fits her. Or rather I should say, I am happy she can wear it for a few months at least, because it is a bit fitting around the chest and she may not be comfortable in it for too long. Although I am lucky because N is right now mostly growing vertically. (Yeah, she still fits into the 18-24m tee shirts, only they are really really short:-). So, anyway, that is the long story of this elegant dress.It’s one of those patterns where you wonder how everything is going to come together in the end, but it does, and of course like with all Oliver+S patterns I want to get down to making exactly another dress in the same pattern right after I am done with one. Well, maybe this time in a larger size? The fabric is beautiful khadi cotton. The colour reminds me of mangoes, and it is a good season to sew in this colour! The fabric for tabs in the front, the yoke and hem facing is from old leftovers.
And here is N enjoying the sun!On a different note, I got so many “likes” for the bag that I made (of the real variety from the people I have met, not the facebook one:-), that I have been thinking that I should make more of this. You know, make things for me, which might um…include clothes? Let’s see, it’s a thought.
And while I have been vaguely thinking of this, I happened to read this post. I chanced upon this really randomly a couple of months ago, and she writes, sews and draws beautifully. But more importantly, it was this post that really made a lot of sense in this world of sewing, because there is such a intrinsic relation between “body” and “clothes.” Take a look when you get a chance.
And with this, my friends, I will say bye for now. More from Pune!