Lisette for Simplicity : Portfolio Tunic (out of print) similar to the Lisette Cappuccino Dress
Chambray Union Dot
A favourite part of Me Made May is pulling out all the clothing that I’ve made in the last while that I never ended up posting here yet. With all the busy-ness of my days, so many garments just get put into my wardrobe rotation without getting shared with you here. I’d love to be better at that, hopefully this month of posts will act as a boot camp to get my blogging muscles in shape for the rest of the year.
One of the amazing things about Liberty fabric how it transforms depending on your distance from the print. Up close the prints are filled with intricate details, elaborate scenes and hilarious subjects, but when you step back they take on a totally different and sophisticated feel. Douglas Stripe is one of the more subtle examples of this with the soft pastel striping the moves through the tiny fields of flowers.
After seeing so many woven Lindens popping up online, I couldn’t help bit want to try one out myself. I’ve had this coral metallic stripe fabric in my stash for years now. I’m hoping that the new Anna Maria Horner Loominus collection is similar to this. These types of yarn dyes are so fun to make clothing with.
I realize now that I haven’t yet posted the two Liberty dresses that I made from this Vogue 8901 pattern. You’ll see them both before Me Made May is over. They are so pretty and I love the skirt so much that when I wanted to make a Midi Skirt, I decided to steal the skirt from this dress pattern and add my own waistband.
It doesn’t get much easier than The Staple Dress, so fabric choice makes all the difference here. I prefer this simple style with a lightweight fabric like my first one in voile or Liberty Tana Lawn. I also saw a sweet version that Adrienne made last week using the new Cotton + Steel Rayon and it was amazing.
With just two main pieces and some bias trim this whips up very quickly. For me, the shirring is a must to add shape but adding a belt is another easy option.
The pattern has ‘optional’ side seam pockets but pockets are essential in my world.
I’m a sucker for a great stripe or plaid. This gorgeous utilitarian railroad stripe from Sultan’s Fine Fabrics is a dream fabric. I wish you could feel it. The antique vibe of the fabric went perfectly with The Dress Shirt pattern. While I was sewing this up, I felt like I was making a vintage work dress.