I had big plans for an autumn Tessuti Sophie dress but mmm I made a spring version. The leaves are starting to turn gorgeous colours here in Canberra, so why not make um a dress for spring?
Marrimeko from the stash
I really wanted another Sophie dress but I was keen to shop my stash, this Marrimeko fabric has been lurking for a while. I got it in Melbourne, the Marrimeko shop had just opened.
Back when I lived in Darwin (and before I became obsessed with sewing) I used to buy clothes from a very talented lady who used heaps of Marrimeko. It was perfect for the Darwin climate, where really anything other than 100% cotton is unwearable.
Now I’m a sewist I still have a hankering for the amazing large-scale Marrimeko designs, though it would be wonderful if they came with a little more drape. The Melbourne Marrimeko shop sells ready to wear in lovely fabric but the fabric they sell is essentially for the home decorator.
Always easier the second time. This was a quick make. The most time-consuming part was making sure the tree was upright. Pattern matching mattered. I did better on the front than the back where I was running low on options.
Sleeveless Sophie in Sydney
Fine for a Sydney autumn, not quite so crash hot for Canberra. Especially today, an early winter?! I don’t think this dress will be getting another run anytime soon.
Anyone else indulging in seasonally inappropriate sewing?
See also hot pink linen Sophie dress.
I thought I’d give Me Made May a go for the first time this year, so:
I, Barbara of Barbara Jane made sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear one handmade item each day for the duration of May 2015.
Are you participating in MMM this year?
Reading how other people go, it sounds like a good way to work out what gaps you have in your MM wardrobe as well as a bit of fun to encourage you to make the most of your MM wardrobe and to re-fashion and repair. I’m getting more and more into re-fashioning and really enjoying that. Good luck if you are joining in.