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 adores it! You can tell because she volunteered to be photographed in the snow without a coat. BTW: we did this photoshoot the other day when there was snow on the ground, briefly.
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!
I also added a sash to add another pop of red in the front to literally tie it together.
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.
I have been really trying to sew with what I have in my stash or use free fabric. I love that she has a new sassy little dress that cost nothing but time. I even had the vintage metal zipper already.
I am learning new things to sew for her in hopes to sew a formal dress for her big dance at the end of the year.
It is my pleasure to sew for her as much as she wants, because I know how time goes.
T is for Truffle Dress and Teen!