April & May: What have I been sewing?

After Spring Break workshops were over back in April, I had time to sew a bit more for myself. I found a fabric that I had used couple of years ago. It's a linen viscose blend and I had previously made the Charlie Caftan. This time I made my favourite Myosotis Dress. Unfortunately, I don't like the dress in this fabric as much as the first one. I am still not sure why, if it is really the weight & drape of the fabric, including how the ruffles look; or perhaps something else. On our Instagram account, I recorded a video with a lot more detail. Check it out here.




Next up was another Hoya Blouse. I haven't made one in a while, I think. And all the previous versions unfortunately don't fit anymore. I used a Rayon Crepe and it was wonderful to work with and it drapes beautifully. I made a few more this year as they go great to culottes and high-waisted trousers.



Since February, I have been meaning to make more leggings, and I did. I used two Viscose Jersey: one in plain black from the shop and one in leopard print from my stash. Making the leggings from our Intro to Activewear working in Viscose Jersey is so comfortable and soft. I really want to wear them every day :) I never thought I would make leggings and want to make more. It was one of the last ready-to-wear garments I still bought but they never lasted more than half a year. So let's see how long these last.




I also made another pair in the Black & Grey melange activewear fabric which we carry. But since I didn't have time yet to exercise, I didn't get a chance yet to wear it. So I hope to share a picture soon.


Our new class, Intro to Dressmaking, was been super popular since last month. With the temperatures picking up, I switched from long to short PJ bottoms and made a new pair. I used a cotton lawn I bought a few years ago in Germany.




It has a softer and more luxurious touch to it than the cotton lawns available online. But I also would love to make a pair in the Classic Polka Dot Cotton Lawn ... or maybe the Confetti print ... hmm, I cannot decide.




During the last SEWcial, I started another Paola Dress from La Bavarese. This time, I changed the sleeves without the rouched sleeve head and also shortened them. I also lenghtened the bottom tier, and reduced with width of the ruffle. While I wasn't a great fan of the sleeve head, I think the length of the dress and the sleeve, balanced the dress really well and with my changes, I am not so sure I like it as much as the original pattern. Funny, how this can happen, you think you know better and you proof yourself wrong. Did this ever happen to you?


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