23 March 2015

Dooo it yourself beach attire


More sewing yesterday. This time, for me! I made some REALLY simple dresses (well one is a T shirt). I made up the patterns but they are basic shapes that anyone can make easily. This dress doesn't even have straps, just a drawstring. I wanted to quickly make some summery dresses that I can wear on the beach and such so I wasn't too fussed about the finish ; )
I have lost the thing that attached my camera to the tripod, so please excuse dodgy photos of me, just wanted to give you the idea of what they look like.


I used neon thread on this one, for a bit of an experiment.




I bought a big roll of this super (like cashmere!) feel cotton brushed jersey which has a bit of a stretch to it. I experimented making a pattern that is one piece, so basically cut a hole for the neck and sew up the sides. I added some crochet trim and a pocket to give it a bit of detail. This T shirt is SO comfy, I don't want to take it off, so I might make a batch of these to live in!


I made it quite long, because I like me a long T shirt.


I also made this dress which just slips over my head so no need for any fastenings...nice for beach and camping days...


So all in all I'm fairly pleased with the outcome, at least they are just about wearable ; )

14 comments:

  1. Would you ever consider posting a rough drawing of the patterns? You whip these clothes out and they seem to fit so well the first go around!!! Or perhaps provide me with some tips as to how to create a pattern that fits so nicely!

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    1. Oh thank you!! I don't have any sort of patterns but I do try things on as I go, or see how stretchy the fabric is by wrapping it around me. I quite often find a bit of clothing that fits me (of a similar fabric type) and work from that, say a vest top or dress, you can add a skirt or sleeves then, knowing that the body part fits. If you have an old dress you could un pick it, then use the bits as a template? x

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  2. So lovely! You are such a talented lady. Your blog never fails to inspire me. :)

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  3. Love your little camping dress, so cute & comfy! :)

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  4. Terrific fabrics and I love the lines (or lack thereof!) of each item-the t-shirt is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  5. Great job! I really like that white shirt. Looks comfortably!

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  6. Your clothes look so lovely and comfy! I have so many pieces of clothing that make me feel uncomfortable. I need to commission some things from you, I think! ;-)

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  7. I really like the idea of crochet trim!

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  8. You are so clever and the dresses are cute but I love the t-shirt!!! Of course you are so tiny that everything looks good on you!!!

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  9. I love the idea of just whipping up 3 new things for my wardrobe! I need to get back into sewing - you've inspired me!

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  10. Love the fabrics so much. You're so talented---I'm a bit envious of your sewing skills. One day I'll get around to learning...I just don't know where to start.

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  11. They all look lovely ! Love the trim......I guess I could put cotton lace on.....is the white t shirt cotton easy to find ?

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  12. I agree with Judy... I would love make about 4 of those t-shirts and wear them everyday. I'm a t-shirt and jeans kinda girl. :-)

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  13. I flipping love that tee! the sleeves and the length.. :) and the dresses too x

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