With all of this Falafel sewing lately, The Bee was feeling left out. I LOVE that she still wants me to make her clothing. Truthfully, though, it takes so much more fabric, that it isn’t always financially viable.
I was lucky to get 3 yards of this buttery Robert Kaufman fabric from someone on the Buy Nothing Project. I can’t tell you how much I love all these resources for free fabric. Seriously, so appreciative. I make it a point to check out my local Freecycle, Craigslist (free section), or Buy Nothing Project for fabric, all the time. I have found some pretty amazing stuff and met some lovely people.
Then, I went to the library and found a book with patterns in it for adult clothing. Double Yay!
It is called the Colette sewing handbook by Sarai Mitnick.
I traced and cut out the Truffle Dress as requested by my teen.
She is a size 0, but this pattern ran slightly large in certain areas, so I took it in while I was sewing, and accidentally took too much. I fixed it by adding a triangle of red in the back. I actually love that pop of color!
This is a very fitted dress with darts and everything. I even tried my best to pattern match. It was tricky to do with that diagonal piece, but I really put in some effort there. It would have sewn up so much quicker with a solid color.
T is for Truffle Dress and Teen!