Monday, May 12, 2014

SEWFAB SEWING! The Laurel... another version!

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So.... As you know I LOVE sewing for myself! Therefore, I could not help it, I had to make myself another Greenstyle Laurel! I mean, let's be real, the pattern was already printed and ready to go in my size... 

As you can see I skipped the cowl neck this time, and I'll be talking about what I did for that in a wee bit, after the #sewfabsale details ! Tomorrow, May 13th 11:59 EST, is when the sale ends!  

It's the Spring 2014 Sew Fab Pattern Sale!

  Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage
The Laurel Dress or Tunic by Greenstyle Creations, The Satchel Bag by Handmade Therapy, The Lexi Knit Dress and Top by MODKID, The Piko Top by EYMM, The Bowling Shirt from Scientific Seamstress (unisex), The Seraphic Pant by Figgy's (unisex), The Tulip Pinafore by Too Sweets Patterns, The Big Tote Bag by Things for Boys, The Doll and Carrier by Patchwork Posse, Poppy and Pip Penguins by Betz White, Leather Accent Foldover Pouch by LBG Studio, The Norah Dress and Tunic by Mouse House Creations, Crayon Art Folio by Gingercake, The Tennis Skort (12M-12Y) by Heidi & Finn, The Ruffled Bustle Top by Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Long Beach Board Shorts (unisex) by Terra's Treasures, The Cupcake Top (unisex) by Sewing Mama RaeAnna, The Saffron Twirl Dress from Paisley Roots Designs, The Sweet Tea Shorties by Molly Blossom Designs.

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If you are going to skip the cowl neck I suggest adding an inch ish to the neckline - which is as simple as tracing the original pattern and adding a new neckline a bit up as you can see below! PS. How long has it been since you have seen this old school printer paper??

Then you simply add a binding to the neckline. I made my own binding strip by cutting a strip of fabric 1.5" high by the width of the fabric - which is much MUCH longer than needed for a xs size... but better safe than sorry I always say! 

The Laurel is meant for knit fabric, though I did think about doing the skirt in woven and I *think* it would work out well! There are a few sleeve length options, from short as I did here to elbow to long sleeve.

Again I chose the pleated back option, and I'm thinking it must look pretty good because I had my husband taking pictures for me and he kept insisting he didn't have any "good" ones of the backside! haha. 

I also did the a bit above knee length option, I love it! And as you can tell by my lack of colour, it has been a long and cold winter where I live!

(fabric from Girl Charlee)

pps. Do you have a favourite pair of footwear that surprised you? Because I'll be honest, my husband insisted I NEEDED to buy these boots on a shopping trip years ago, and so I did, because when the husband says you need to own a pair or boots/shoes - you BUY! These boots I was not in love with at the time have turned into my favourite go with all sorts pair of summer boots! 

1 comment:

Lisa @ PiePie Designs said...

Cute dress! It looks great on you!