Neck tie

La Sylphide blouse – with birds !

Papercut La Sylphide Blouse.

front side

I really like this pattern, it’s so lovely and girly with the necktie and peplum!

back side

I was originally making this for the monosewn month at TMS in July last year. It got cut out and then put on the “I’m not sure” pile. Mainly because I had cut out the necktie and sleeves with black and white polka dots cause I ran out of the black and white birds fabric.

I started making it up again in March this year and rage quit cause it was AWFUL with the black and white polka dots… way too much going on.

back

And thats when I changed it to plain black poplin. Also changed the sleeves to cap sleeves because I reckon it’s WAY too much with the gathered sleeves!! I used the sleeve pattern from the Deer and Doe Reglisse. I love cap sleeves!

Although I look really unimpressed about something in the below photo.. fascinating..

front ties

So I made the La Sylphide in red rayon last year for Indie Pattern Month and it turned out REALLY well.. even with the gathered sleeves 😛 But of course it’s uber short, so I’m gonna cut this up into a blouse version because I have only worn it once and that fabric DESERVES to be worn.

Perfect for work too 😀

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Alice in Reglisse

So this Halloween my man and I decided to go as Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter. What better dress to make than the Deer and Doe Reglisse?!

eeeeeeeeeee it’s SO cute right?!

front skirt

I didn’t want a plain blue dress and I found this gingham at the Fabric-a-Brac a couple of weeks ago in Wellington – total WIN!

Oh, and of course the pale blue contrast cause pure gingham was gonna be WAAAY too much.

Side

I may have also not finished the hem (pictures were taken on 31st October) and wore it to the party like this. Dress is currently still not finished.

I also have trouble with the elastic twisting and folding inside the waistband. Usually when I use elastic I make a line of stay-stitching type stuff (I don’t know what this is called..) down the length of the elastic (stretched out obviously) so that it doesn’t twist but I got lazy, SO LAZY!

 Front2

Did I mention that this amazing dress has a neck tie?! So good!

Neck tie, cap sleeves and elastic waistband, can’t go wrong right?

Front bodice

I made size 42 and it fits really well. Could have possibly used less elastic but my shoulders are SO much wider than my waist that I wouldn’t have been able to get it past them – awkward.

Also have some sun spots on these photos – my bad. It was a really sunny day.

Back

Full circle skirt – look at all the fabric! I added some to the bottom to balance out the top and cause it would have uber short.. Starting to get a little self-conscience about the short skirts especially at work.. hmm old age perhaps?

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All of the blue.

Front with Apron 2

To make it more Alice in Wonderland like I made a matching apron with little pockets, awwwwmygawwwd pockets, BOOM!

Front with apron

I didn’t have any bias binding and could not be bothered to make any (also don’t have a little gadgety thing). So the neckline has just been overlocked and pressed flat. A lot. It did not want to stay flat. Bias binding would have been good.

Back - collar

The gingham was SO see-through that I had to line it with something, luckily I was cutting the fabric out at my sister’s place who had some yellow poplin I could use, THANKS SIS!

It makes it look so cute!

 Inside

I love this dress, it is so awesomely cute.. however not my usual style so I don’t actually know if I will wear it again but it is super comfy so will definitely be making this pattern up again.

Teeheehee there’s a little shop toy of my nephew’s in the corner of the photo.