sexta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2016


Do I need a fancy mini dress? Living outside of the city and having two small children I guess I don’t. But I couldn't resist Olu's challenge to be part of Made It Fashion Week...
I had to give this new Made It pattern a try and I had the perfect fabric on my stash to sew it so “no” wasn’t the right answer…
And now I have a fabulous new mini dress! (To wear from the kitchen to the living room and from the living room to the kitchen, as a good friend of mine says when she thinks about her social live after having kids…)

Anyway, today it is party time and I am rocking it! Thank you Olu for inviting me to Made It Fashion Week. It is the most glamorous party I’ve been in the past 10 years… So let’s party!!

PATTERN: Drop Dress and Top by Made it Patterns. I picked the Top version but, since I am quite short (1.65m), it works nicely as a mini dress… And I love it! The pattern pieces are truly unique but the construction is so simple. Looking at the pictures on Olu’s shop I thought it would be a more complicated pattern to sew but instead it was incredibly fast and rewarding.  Since my fabric is on the fancy side, I made a small change to the original pattern for a less casual look: I changed the neckband for a neck facing. I was a bit afraid of doing it, as I have very little experience sewing for myself, but I am really pleased with the final result.
(I might need to practice my hand stitching, as you can see on this close-up photo...)

FABRIC: Grey Rayon Rib Knit from The Sweet Mercerie. I felt in love with this fabric the moment I saw it! So I bought it… Then it arrived on the mail and I got really afraid of cutting and sewing it. It is quite a drapery and thin fabric. I knew my sewing skills might not be enough for it… But it looked so perfect for this pattern I finally gave it a try. And you know what? I am glad I did! I am really pleased with my new mini dress and I think the fabric has the perfect drape for this pattern. Plus, since the pattern is so easy to sew, it was a great way to start sewing with a more challenging fabric. I am really tented to make another one in black... And I might need one in navy blue too...
Do you also feel like a fast and easy sewing with a cool and edgy final result? Head over to Made It shop and get your Drop Dress and Top during Made It Fashion Week with 20% discount using the code "MFW2016".  And don't forget to check out Olu's blog for the links to all other participants blogposts. It is a bunch of super talented ladies in some amazingly cool tops and dresses. You will love it!

But that's not all! Made It Patterns is offering 2 yards of fabric to the 2th person who purchases a Drop Dress and Top pattern today. Go for it and good luck!

6 comentários:

  1. Ahhhh! I want your Drop Top Marte. I'm just going to have to get me some of that fabric. I love it. This style really suits you, you chose the perfect fabric.

    Thank you so much for being part of Madeit fashion Week.


  2. This looks great in a rib knit. I've loved seeing all the different version during Fashion Week.

  3. Oooh this rib knit looks fabulous! I love it and it drapes really well and now you will look fabulous walking from the kitchen to the living room and back again! Thanks so much for taking part in the fashion week :-)

  4. I am glad you decided to cut into this fabric. It looks fab! you are now without any doubt the coolest mum between the kitchen and the living room :)


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