Sunday, 13 July 2014

Recycled staple dress

Today I'd like to share my first item of the perfect pattern parcel #3. I'm trying to make my own summer wardrobe this year and first up is the staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes. After measuring I decided to make a muslin first (size medium) out of some old white cribsheets. I made the version with the straight hem, skipped the pockets and did an alteration to the shirring. By lack of elastic thread I sewed a biastape to the wrong side of the dress and inserted some normal elastic. The dress turned out to be a perfect fit! I love it so much I decided the muslin is very wearable too, it just needed a different colour so I dyed it grey. I'm convinced this dress will be worn a lot. It's very comfortable, perfect for chasing after my boys on warm summer days and at the same time quite fashionable. Love it!

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3

staple dress, a pattern by April Rhodes, perfect pattern parcel #3


8 comments:

  1. Nice summerdress indeed! And a good idea with the biais on the wrong side.

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  2. The Staple dress is perfect for summer. I wear mine all the time. Yours is stunning.

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  3. Very nice! I have in mind to make a light chambray dress, but it am still thinking about which pattern to use! I like your's!

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  4. En o wauw, ik had nog niet gezien dat het gerecykleerd was, top!

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    1. Ik zou je graag een mailtje sturen, maar ik vind niet direct je mailadres; stuur je me zelf een mailtje op boomie(at)hotmail(punt)be ? Bedankt!

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    2. Hoi boomie, ik heb je gemaild hoor :)

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  5. Wauw zeg!!! Sjiek, echt waar!

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