First of all, can I thank everybody who gave me advice regarding air-threading sergers! It seems they are as wonderful as they appeared to me, so Santa is going to have a rather costly Christmas this year. Thankfully my sister mentioned she wanted to start sewing, I I know someone who might want a used serger. 🙂
As I mentioned before I had an exceptionally unmotivated blogging summer this year. So it will come as no surprise that I made quite a few garments that I never blogged about. Now I’m back in the blogging mood, I never seem able to get together photos that I’m happy to publish (and given my well documented low standards in photography you might imagine how bad the photos are that I do have… 😉 ) . But this time my dad took the pictures (Hello Dad! 🙂 ), so you’ll find the picture composition much improved.
I thought I’ll show you the last dress that I made this summer and that I only got around to wearing once before it turned too cool for sleeveless dresses:
I used the bodice of Burdastyle 2/2014 #101:
Obviously I left the sleeves off! None of that “construction a new armscythe” wizardry here at Said&Done, I just did not attach any sleeves. Seems to have worked out rather nicely – in fact another version of this dress with 3/4 sleeves is hanging half-finished in my sewing room because I’m not really happy with the shape of the raglan shoulder where the sleeve meets the bodice.
I quite like the dress worn with a wide belt. The skirt is just slightly gathered, I didn’t even use a pattern piece for this. I was a little short on fabric, so I added the blue band at the hem. I think this was rather a lucky accident, as I think it adds to the look rather than looking like “short on fabric”.
And what for heaven’s sake was I thinking here??!!
Well, I went to the fabric market on the weekend, so my stash has been replenished. Prepare for some more – ehm – “interesting” photos.