Monday, 5 June 2017

M7092 ~ Using up the remnants!


I have made this pattern 3 times for my Mum! Once as an evening dress, once as a day dress (here) and once as a top. So I was thinking that it was about time I gave this pattern a try myself.

M7092 is a great little pattern. And once you've done those bodice pleats and insert, it flies together thereafter. I made this in one afternoon on a cold April day when it was hailing outside and I was home alone.
The photos were taken in May long after the hail had gone and the flowers were in beautiful bloom! It's taken me so long to get this post together, that even the flowers have gone over now too πŸ˜”



I mentioned in a previous post that this has a lot of layers on the front bodice. I reduced that by one layer(!) this time by not having the bodice double thickness. Ok I still had to give it a facing but it reduced the bulk slightly where all the pleats are. And it does help. My overlocker didn't like the bulkiness before but it stitched over this time absolutely fine πŸ˜€


I would love this made up as a dress. I think it would look much nicer than just a top, but I didn't have enough fabric even if I had thought about it before hand. Which I didn't! The fabric was already a remnant piece as was the turquoise used for the bodice insert. For once I struck lucky that I had complimenting fabrics in the stash. That never usually happens to me.



The trousers are not the same ones as on a recent post (honest!) but are again the Elle Pant from Style Arc. The other pair are a light weight cheaper denim in aqua. Those were my trial pair (wearable toile if you like) as it was the first time I had cut the pattern in stretch denim. This time I used a much better quality slub stretch denim in Petrol from Empress Mills. I love the denims from here and the customer service is just so personal and friendly. And the variety of colour choice for the denim is just awesome. I now have several of the other colours too!



I seem to go through phases with colours. At the start of the year it was burgundy/wine. Now, it seems to be turquoise. I've just made a blouse for my Mum in turquoisey colours too!

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read πŸ˜€

Happy Sewing!
Dawn

8 comments:

  1. Both look great! I really need to try Style Arc patterns-I haven't used them yet. Is that a little castle in your garden? Cute!

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    1. Thank you! And yes it is. Its a water feature Neil bought me for christmas donkeys years ago.

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  2. Both pieces look great on you. And that beautiful blue/turquoise color is pretty on you as well.

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    1. Thank you Tomasa. Its my favourite colour at the moment

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  3. I love your new top - what a great use of bits and pieces - I have to use all my bits and pieces too! I have wondered about the bulk in the bodice, and am not surprised you decided to modify it - either that, or a very light underbodice fabric. Looks lovely. I think aqua is a sort of summer colour, burgundy cool weather colour, so maybe the season influences your choices.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. Its clearly my favourite colour right now!

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  4. I love both blouse and pants. Beautiful πŸ’™

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