terça-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2015

DRAPE, DRAPE

The kids went back to school today so I finally have a couple of minutes to blog. We had a wonderful holiday as the weather in Portugal has been absolutely great these last few weeks. We went to the beach almost daily and I got to sew a little bit after the kids were in bed.

I’ve made a couple of tunics, dresses and shorts for Teresa and Ines but today I want to share with you a super simple, fast and easy dress I made for myself. I am so excited!

Pattern: View 13 from the book Drape, Drape by Hisako Sato.

I saw this book for the first time a year and a half ago at a bookstore in Copenhagen and immediately feel in love with it! But I didn’t buy it right away as I thought sewing for me and sewing with knits was a bigger challenge than I could handle… But a few months ago I started doing both things and I am loving it. So when my friend Carla told me our local bookstore had this book in Portuguese (it’s the Brazilian version but it is quite easy to understand) I was thrilled! I think Carla was as excited as I was and decided to surprise me and sent me a copy. Thank you so much!

I love every single pattern in the book (though I am not sure some of them will go with my body type…) but I picked the one that seemed the easiest to start with: a very, very lose racer back dress. Because I am still not and expert with knits I made a small change to the original pattern: instead of finishing the collar and armholes with a bit of matching knit bias tape, I used my serger to make some simple and super fast hems. I kind of like it this way too though I think I will try to use bias tape next time as the dress looks a little bit sturdier with it.


Fabric: Gray knit form my local store (Feira dos Tecidos). There is not much to say about this fabric… It works quite nicely for this dress and I love the color!


So I hope you are willing to see more grown-up clothes as I am willing to sew a lot more for me in 2015! Happy New Year!

32 comentários:

  1. Whoo hoo! Hope to see more of grown up sewing :) The tunic looks very comfy! Not too sure I would be comfortable wearing it like the model in the book though!

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    1. You're right Jenya! I think my version is slightly more conservative though... ;) I hope to wear it in the summer time with a skinny top underneath too.

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  2. Esta mesmo giro!!! Adoro este tipo de vestidos. Acho bem que cosas mais para ti este ano... Queremos ver!

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    1. Obrigada Rita! Vou costurar mais para mim de certeza. Tirar fotografias é que vai ser complicado... Mas desta vez a Teresinha fez um bom trabalho!

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  3. Está o máximo!!!! E fica-te super super bem! Que bela maneira de começar o ano aqui no blog.

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  4. It looks fantastic ! I'm really looking forward to seeing what else you make from this book.

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    1. Thank you Marisa! I feel like sewing every single project from this book!

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  5. Oh! Sewing for you! That's my resolution for 2015. My daughter is starting to have a better wardrobe than me. I love interesting drapes, and this book looks intriguing. Lovely top, and Im interested to see more. Must get over my fear of knits !

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    1. I saw the dresses you made for yourself Victoria and they are all gorgeous. Please show us more! And don't fear knits!

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  6. Este livro também já está na minha lista ;-) fica-te super bem, tens mesmo que fazer mais peças maravilhosas para ti e depois mostrar-nos é claro! ;-)

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    1. Muito obrigada Patricia! Compra o livro que vale mesmo a pena!

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  7. Yay, sewing for you! Love it. I want more!

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    1. Thanks Annika! I might have a complete wardrobe by the time we meet in Paris...

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  8. YES, we want to see more!! Love this dress. You look great in it!!

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    1. Thanks Mie! I might need some lessons from you though...

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    1. Thanks Justine! As I told Mie, I might need some lessons from you too!

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  10. Muito giro! Fiquei cheia de vontade de comprar esse livro. Também ando a querer costurar para mim, mas arranjo sempre mais projectos para os miúdos! Parabéns, ficou o máximo!

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    1. Muito obrigada Diana! Este livro (e todos os outros da colecção) é mesmo bom. Compre que vai gostar!

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  11. Ui, ficou tão giro!
    Adoro este estilo boémio-chic e em ti fica o máximo :)

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    1. Obrigada Ana Sofia! Normalmente visto-me mais de t-shirt e jeans mas gosto tanto de ver estas coisas mais estranhas nas minhas amigas que resolvi exprimentar. É tão confortável!

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    1. Thanks Olga! I wish I was as tall as you are...

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  13. Very chic! I love sewing with knits, although I've never seen anything like this...I love it! Here's to some grown up sewing in 2015!

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    1. Thanks Monica! If we are making clothes for ourselfs we should make them look unique, right?

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  14. Love it! I have Drape Drape 2. I'm itching to sew something from the book. Annoyingly the models get away with not wearing a bra, or maybe it's because they don't have to move. But in reality not many of us can get away with that look. Like you I would have to wear something underneath.

    Have you seen Nina's gorgeous yellow drape dress? It works amazingly with her back tattoo.
    http://fliegfederfrei.com/2014/08/26/drape-drape/

    You ladies are certainly getting me excited about making clothes for myself.

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  15. There is no way I would wear this tunic the way that girl is wearing it. Not even in hot summer days! But I like it with a skinny tee underneath too. And yes, I saw the yellow dress Nina made. Stunning! I can't wait to see what you will be sewing from these books!

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  16. Very nice Marta!. I think you nailed it. I find very interesting the draping and you look great. I'm thinking on sew for my self during 2015 too. Looking forward to seeing you creations and Happy New Year!

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  17. Ficou mesmo bem! Muito cool! As fotos estão o máximo!

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  18. Acabo de descobrir teu blog, ja fico por aqui. Fantastico este vestido!

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