16.1.15

As in my mind

Some weeks ago I was attending a dentist visit with my youngest, and while waiting I was flipping through a magazine. When my eyes fell on the picture above, I knew all of a sudden how L's birthday dress would be. And this idea was there to stay; the egg hàd to come out soon after.
At first I was thinking about the fabric. It had to be cotton and stepped or at least have some embossment. As our fabric shop only sells polyester lining fabrics, I considered to buy and use this coverlet of Ikea. Finally I decided to make the stepped cotton fabric myself, and was able to choose color, thread and topstitch.
A relatively thin fiberfill layer was added between lining and outer fabric. I first cut the pattern pieces, as used before and found in this book, and then topstitched horizontal in the color of the fabric and on 60° with yellow thread.


The circular skirt I turned inside out to avoid a seam at the bottom of the skirt. After finishing the body piece, I measured it's bottom line to be sure about the size of the circle I had to cut out of the skirt. How to make the cap sleeves I found as well on Griet's blog.


For the accent edging I chose yellow and a salmon pink in the color of L's cheeks. As you can see I wanted to avoid a shoulder seam in the yellow part of the edge.


About the topstitching a final note: my head wasn't able to finish this laborious job. I decided to decrease the number of yellow lines of the skirt. And I was happy about that: the handmade look of the fabric is more obvious now and I like the change of embossment, something you might not see at once, but only when you look closely. This kind of perception on different scales is my cup of tea.

14 comments:

With love - by Eva said...

Ik vind jouw versie nog duizend keer mooier dan die in het voorbeeld! Die stiklijntjes! Die kraag met de kleurwissel! Dat modelletje!

Jozefien said...

Wauw! Wat een toppertje, dit. Heel apart en wondermooi!

Twee emmerkes water said...

heel mooi! zo netjes afgewerkt ook allemaal ;)

Mieke Jansen said...

Super super super schoon! Heel inspirerend!

Nat said...

Wow, sprakeloos! Zo prachtig!!

Marleen (Petrol and Mint) said...

Knap! En dat stiksel... daar zou ik het geduld niet voor hebben...

Oon said...

Prachtig! Zo helemaal jij!

anna said...

This dress is so gorgeous. I'm itching to try my own version of this.the colours are the best too.

vervlogen dagen said...

Ik ben er stil van:)! Prachtig. Ik denk dat er toch een quiltster in je schuilt. Wat fijn dat er weer iets uit je handen komt! En gefeliciteerd met Lot, lucky girl!

vervlogen dagen said...

En veel mooier dan het origineel!

vervlogen dagen said...

En ik lees net je andere post: verdorie: blijven bloggen, jij! Ik herinner me no dat iemand mij aanspoorde om het te blijven doen! Het exposure vs. privacy vraagstuk, houdt mij ook nog altijd bezig.

Lepäävä esteetikko said...

Fun, happy dress!

vlijtig said...

Prachtig, Hetty!

Liza Veenendaal said...

Ooh wat heb je dat mooi gemaakt zeg! Wauw!

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