Thursday, March 6, 2008
my winter dresses
This is my most recently constructed jumper. It's from a pattern I've used before but when I used it the first time I gathered the skirt instead of using the pleats. It turns out the pleats are far more flattering and I like the fit much better.
I made this dress before Christmas. The cotton is heavyweight so it works well for wintertime. I was unaware of how heavy it was when I ordered it off the internet. It would not have worked well for a quilt but it was great for a winter dress.
This jumper I made about a month ago. I got the fabric from a thrift store for $3. The pattern is extremely simple. However, I didn't have enough fabric for the facings so I used some broadcloth I had lying around instead, and I had to do without the pockets and the ties. Still, it is very comfy and warm.
This dress I made after the blue one above. I wasn't sure I liked the cuffs on the blue one so for this I used elastic in the sleeves instead. I'd rather use the cuffs. They're not as snug and don't slide up the arms as easily.
All told, a nice winter wardrobe when added to my skirts, mock turtlenecks, sweaters and sweatshirts. The addition of a flannel half slip and leggings or longjohns and warm socks is about all I needed.
Now I just need to work on some more summer dresses.