Yesterday, my lovely friend (of the runnergirlinthekitchen blog fame), accompanied me to Commercial Street. I knew I wanted to go there one last time before I left Bangalore but was increasingly thinking that this plan was not going to work out. Taking N with me doesn’t quite work out; she wants almost every single fabric in the shop. But my mom was here and with her permission to leave Ms. N with her I took off.
And what fun we had! These are my findings, and I am very very pleased with them.
The green fabric which is heavy silk is to make a dress for N, something along the lines of this. I might wait until Diwali next year to make it because it’s brocade, and summers will be too hot to wear it. I have no idea as yet what to make with the pink and black. Maybe something for myself? The trims are from another favourite shop in the area, and I just love the organza ribbons with polka dots.
And here is another thing I want to show. A dress I made weeks ago and have not been able to get a single good photo of. Yes, its a summer dress, when we are heading into the cold cold winter of Delhi!
I know there is no good reason to be making this right now. But something about the fabric (cotton muslin), and the frilly sleeves just appealed to me so much that I had to try it out.
The pattern is again from one of my current favourites: kidsのふだんぎ (happy homemade, vol. 2, made in size 110cms.
N likes it, very much, and I am glad I made it despite the fact that it does not make any sense to be making this right now. We are trying to get as much wear out of it right now, because once in Delhi N is not going to be able to wear it until March. When it might be too short.
Here is a full length photo-And another one.I am sorry for the crumpled look of the dress in this photo, but the model refused to let me take photos right after she wore it, and the fabric crumples easily.
I am also a little unhappy about how it sags a bit in the front, but am not quite sure what to do differently next time. Maybe a fabric with more stability? Interfacing needed? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Okay, must get back to the project at hand which absolutely has to be finished in the next few days.