Self-drafted in September


September was a busy month – a trip to Palestine, amongst other things, kept me away from my sewing machine.
But this dress was one good sewing achievement this month. It is a self-drafted pattern based on a mix of features rubbed off of existing garments I own.

To say I’m happy with this dress would be an understatement – I love when you make something that reminds you why you started to make your own clothes in the first place. And the fabric – I’m not actually sure how to describe it! It hangs well, it is a synthetic mix of sorts but it is comfortable and breathable to wear – and it is a lovely shade of deep orange, oh and there are TEAPOTS all over it. I bought it a few months ago at the Marché des Abattoirs in Anderlecht.

I love the shape of this dress – it is kind of everything I could want, it feels dressed up and dressed down at the same time, it’s comfy and loose fitting yet there is a lot of ‘structure’ going on, with the front bodice waist yoke panel, the peplum bit and the split flappy sleeves. And did I mention the teapots already?

I also have to mention this amazing Coletterie ‘How to sew a baby hem’ tutorial. Without being too dramatic, learning this technique was one of this month’s highlights for me. Looking forward to a future full of fearless



Now for an avalanche of photos of me prancing around in the street…











  1. 1st October 2014 / 5:57 am

    Love it – amazing drafting! Definitely something to be proud of! The sleeves are gorgeous. Plus TEAPOTS! You win at fabric selection 🙂

    • 1st October 2014 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks, Jo! TEAPOTS for the win! 🙂 Need to get me some more fabric like this!

  2. 2nd October 2014 / 7:22 am

    Amazing!! Teapots for the win indeed!

  3. 3rd October 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Beautiful! Love the fabric and the pattern fits you like a glove!

  4. 14th October 2014 / 6:01 am

    Wow! This is just gorgeous (especially the peplum!) And that fabric…

  5. 15th October 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Thank you! I like the peplum a lot – sometimes I feel like a lampshade though!

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