Thursday, 13 March 2014

FO: World map dress

Hello all, long time no speak.

I have a finished object for you today. My World Map dress. It's a mix of the Pastille bodice and a circle skirt. I love the bodice of the Pastille, as the little cap sleeves are all part of the main bodice.

I finished this about 5 weeks ago and it was a relatively quick make as the pattern pieces were all ones I'd used before. Plus I couldn't be bothered to finish the seams off with anything more than a zig-zag stitch so that made it extra quick too.

I finished the hem off with horse-hair braid, which I really love on this skirt as the cotton is quite lightweight so it gives the skirt a little shape.

I also did a lapped zipper. I'm quite happy with the matching pattern across the zip - especially as it was completely unintentional!

The cotton is from Barry's Fabric Warehouse (where else - it's amazing!).

That's about all I have to tell you about this make really.

In other sewing news, I have a Hollyburn skirt waiting to be hemmed (with horse-hair braid again - I love that stuff).

I also have half an Elizalex dress made, but I had a bit of a stupid turn while cutting out the pattern and managed to cut out the skirt pieces upside down on my fabric (duh). So I've had to convert the skirt pieces to a normal pencil skirt (my trusty Gertie pencil skirt pattern). I've yet to sew the skirt to the bodice but hopefully I'll get it done at some point this month.


  1. This looks so good on you, I'm pleased I got to see it in real life. Wish we'd snapped a few pics of you wearing it though ;o)

  2. Welcome back lady!! Now don't disappear on us again. Can't keep waiting for shopping trips to hear what you've been up to :-) Though they are excellent fun

  3. Thanks guys! I love the fabric too. The kids at school thought it was great as well. I think they think I'm a little bit bonkers but it makes them smile so it's worth it!