LyllosMig

Growing in sewing


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Coco Puffs

Forgive me for my long absence. I have been much more interested in the creating and sewing parts than that of sharing my makes. I am in the midst of sewing my summer wardrobe (I have already made three bathing suits) and thought I better update the blog with what I have made during winter/spring before I show you those things.

I’m starting out with this Coco I made way back in early fall. I wore it for my nephews birthday party in October and after losing some weight since then it doesn’t fit that great anymore. So it’s kind of old news by now but I still like it a lot so maybe I will get around to taking it in some day.

The pattern is Coco from Tilly and the Buttons; the dress variation with a cowl neckline. This is a really fast and satisfying pattern to make. I have made it up three times now I think and the last time it took 1-2 hours from start to finish. I love how comfy and retro it is too.

I didn’t really know about Ponte de Roma fabric before I bought this pattern and went to Stoff & Stil to find some. After a while I found a bolt of this blue loveliness and it said “Ponte de Roma” on the tag. When I got home and looked at the receipt it was called something else (can’t remember what now) and you can’t find it on their website if you search for Ponte. Strange.

I also got a grey version of the same kind of fabric that I had planned to make a long-sleeved Coco top out of but it randomly resulted in this instead.

In this picture you can see my mistake of putting in the cowl neck wrong, I couldn’t really tell the back from the front I guess and so I ended up with a seam in the front. Luckily, the fabric hides it pretty well.

I love these boots and if anyone is wondering they are from Green Laces.

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The Y Dress

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Last summer I ordered the book Stylish Dress Book – Wear With Freedom by Yoshiko Tsukiori. The book includes 26 patterns for tops and dresses and is inspiring with the simple yet elegant patterns. The first half of the book is just pictures of (sad?) but pretty japanese girls wearing the clothes. The second half contains instructions including helpful drawings. I found the instructions to be quite easy to follow. The sizes go from 6 to 16 but they seem to run on the small side.

The first time I looked in the book I knew I wanted to make the Y dress (the pattern go from A to Z). I found both the fabrics at Stoff och Stil sometime this fall and finally got around to sewing the dress about a month ago. It was a pretty easy sew and only took a few hours. I really like how it turned out, it’s great layered for fall and winter and will also be cool in the spring and summer.

Has anyone else sewn something from this book? I’d love to see pictures and read about your experience!

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Hat and gloves: Knitted by my sister

Boots: Dirty Laundry