Friday, November 19, 2010

Sew-a-thon swag part 2

Fixated. I've been so fixated with finishing up the cardigan, it's eating up my very scant blog-reading and posting time.

Anyhow, this is the other garment I managed to zip through the sewing machines all those weeks ago now. So long ago, I'll be needing another soon.

It's my summer linen frock, made of Italian linen from the stash. But if I recall I picked up this gem from Tesutti three years ago, saving it up for the perfect pattern marriage. The fabric colour is navy with a slight charcoal grey tint to it.

I used a Citronille pattern called "Suzanne", which almost didn't happen. Ack! I thought I cut the correct size, sewed and ironed, tried it on. The frigging thing was swimming huge. I wanted to throw that dress into the nearest bin to burn. Thankfully, the craft camp ladies provided ideas and support to rescue it from disaster.

To make a long story short, that frock has lots of modifications from the original pattern. Not that I could read it anyway, my handy frog wasn't around. But that shouldn't stop anyone from trying Citronille patterns. So go forth and sew!

I'm going back to the couch and knit some more sleeve rows. It's late Friday evening here right now, so I'm turning off the computer, get a cup of tea and put my feet up.

Hope everyone has a good weekend! Cheerio!


Cass said...

Looks great Jade

Kristine said...

Jade, it looks stunning!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Jade! I'd say that perfect marriage was well worth waiting for!

Belinda said...

looks fabulous! I actually like it better with the button detail.

sophie said...

Awesome Jade and the best colour ever.