Back from a lovely Fiji break. I did lots of pre-holiday sewing and got to take quite a few photos of the new makes in action. First up the Flutter dress/tunic. This one is a winner!
The fabric is a double muslin ( I didn’t know what double muslin was. It’s interesting, quite fine and light, but 2 layers of ….well…. muslin :)).
It’s quite narrow , only 110 cm wide, so you can see the selvedge with Naomi Ito’s name at the centre back seam. I don’t mind it at all, she is an artist after all, and an artist signs their work.
A really quick make. I finished the neck and sleeves with self-bias, under-stitching, folding it to the wrong side. It’s a nice clean finish.
I’m a bit in love with the buttery soft Nani Iro double muslin, it feels so lovely to wear.
And here’s one I made earlier, for my daughter, in a drapey silk-cotton. This flutter dress is finished with ready made polka dot bias, because……. well polka dots…. as well as easier than making the bias myself with the silk-cotton. Lovely as it is, it is a bit slippery and slidey.
Not much hanger appeal, much better in real-life, especially real-life with pug. Here M has styled it for winter, complete with matching pup. #puglyfe
I really like this dress, the flutter sleeves are fun and I like the low v-back. It’s a quick make, perfect to show off pretty fabric. I can see at least another version before the summer down under is over. Have you got any summer/winter sewing plans yet?