Sunday, February 2, 2014

Grey is no longer Glum! A Colour Blocked Angie!


I LOVE  sewing for myself! I can get a look I want and it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg/I don't have to order online and hope it fits! I want to encourage EVERYONE to sew something for themselves this month! Whether it is a purse or a dress or a shirt,whatever you want, take some time to create something you love, for you! (and we have PLENTY of pattern options in SHOP if you are looking for a pattern!)


I am SOOOOO excited about this dress!!!! I, of course, HAD to make a new dress for the the Shades of Me sewing series. I love the versatility of the Angie and knew just what I wanted to do with it!
I conveniently had JUST (and I mean literally JUST) enough of the grey floral and chambray left in my stash. I picked the white eyelet on the top to tie in with the white in the floral. 

With the Sisboom Angie pattern and just chopped the top to colour block it and then added added the band on the bottom of the skirt. If you are adding a bottom band subtract the band width you want from the length of your skirt piece. I made my band 6 inches. I also lined the bodice using THIS tutorial!

So there you go, grey is no longer glum!



For the colour blocking it is much easier than you think, just chop the pattern how you want the colour blocking to be and don't forget to add in some seam allowance when you cut the fabric!


I love the simplicity of the Angie pattern, it is easy to modify and so easy for on and off as there are no zippers or buttons to fuss with, just some elastic in the back.  Plus the pattern has pockets - and who doesn't just LOVE pockets!


Now who else is going to sew for themselves this month?  

8 comments:

Danice said...

So cute and smart! Great pattern modifications and fabrics chosen. You really did a wonderful job on the dress :)

Vaida said...

Gorgeous! Love colour combo - and the dress looks great on you! Makes me want to sew one for myself asap :)

Rebecca said...

I love this so much! Going to get the pattern myself. :)

Shanna said...

I love it!!!!! You did a fantastic job

Kara Orr said...

So cute!

Nita said...

I just bought a new sewing machine and my goal for this spring is to make myself a summer dress. I am so inspired by your colour blocked dress. Found it on the Sis Boom facebook page. Signing up to follow your blog :) lovely to meet you!

Now a question if it's okay...can I make a dress out of quilting cotton? Will a dress made out of quilting cotton wrinkle badly when sitting down in it? I don't mind ironing out of the wash, but hate dresses that are a mass of wrinkles just from sitting...

Erin Biggers said...

The gray actually brings out hte color in your eyes. It's such a pretty dress.

Zealous Girl said...

Do you use a casing for your elastic when you line the Angie?