Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blue and Black Lycra Dress

This is a pattern from Patrones magazine. I didn't have to change a thing, the result was very becoming and confortable. It combines blue and black patterned lycra with black cotton-lycra in waist and neck. The lycra was extremely difficult to sew with my machine, because it is so slipery, so I had to sew it with tissue paper aplied on it, and then remove it after soaking it wet. I'm wearing it here with my favourite sandals, black Bandolinos, like Barbie's.

Friday, June 17, 2011

1958 Simplicity Pattern

I am really proud with this dress because it took a long time to find an apropiate fabric and pattern. I was really inspired before watching Mad Men, but the TV show only encoured me more to make this vintage dress. I found the printed pattern in ebay (from Canada), and I must say it was perfect and easy to follow, in spite of some complicated parts. The fabric is a thick cotton with some elastan in it, which makes it more confortable to wear, and the pattern is just lovely. I only wish I had a thinner waist, because I don't really feel like wearing a girdle, in spite of the new materials or the celebs revealing them under perfect shaped bodies...(
Here I'm wearing it with high Nine West black sandals, really confortable to walk with despite the very high heels.