So, I think my new favourite crafting pursuit is making clothes for myself. Or, to be more specific, making DRESSES for myself.
And, my new favourite book is ‘The Stylish Dress Book’ by Yoshiko Tsukiori. I LOVE it!!! Maybe I should do a proper review of it at some point, so I won’t rave on about it too much here – if I can help it.
It was really challenging to pick a place to start when I got the book, as I pretty-much wanted to make EVERYTHING in it, STRAIGHT AWAY. In the end, though, I decided to start with ‘Pattern E’ (which I think is my very favourite).
Apart from positioning the bust darts (which I really don’t get, by the way, and any tips on this would be gratefully received), I LOVED the entire process of making the dress. And luckily, as it took me some time to complete, I LOVED the finished dress!!! I think you can see how much I love it, through the uncharacteristic amount of posing I’m doing in these photos (which I’m now a tad embarrassed about, I have to say).....
The style of this dress makes it so versatile! I wear mine at night – for going out for dinner, or drinkies. The fabric has a bit of a shine to it, so it might look a bit too ‘dressy’ for daytimes. But, with different fabrics, it would look great as a cute sundress, or as a heavier winter dress (over a roll-neck and some thick tights). SO many possibilities – and I’m sure I’ll be exploring them all! I’ll DEFINITELY be using this pattern again!!!
If you’ve made anything from this book (or any of the others in the series), I’d love to have a look.....