Friday, September 1, 2017

Sleeved Pearlie Dress



For almost six weeks, I did not sew... We were on two holiday's got a new kitchen and assembled a new room for our middle daughter. Earlier this week I finally had time and space to sew again, but I just felt like watching tv. I  had totally lost my sewing groove. I know that sewing is actually my way to relax, but because I was out of it for long, I needed a kick start. This project was just what I needed. An assignment with a deadline, a new pattern, a hack, and beautiful fabric.



Project Run and Play is having a mini season with previous winners and ofcourse they have a themed link up. The theme this time is "Inspired by Art Gallery". I love Art Gallery designs and I love that they have wide knit fabrics. I bought the fabric for this dress a year ago together with this other Art Gallery fabric. I bought it with selfish sewing in mind, but as usual I changed my plans.



For me Art Gallery fabric equals quality fabric and timeless designs. This particular fabric has a very nice combination of on one hand simple lines and on the other complex color elements. The Pearlie dress* from the new Peach designs seemed a perfect match for the fabric. The pattern is an easy to sew but stylish dress and by hacking it into a long sleeved dress I created an extra element to play with the lines of the fabric.



The dress has two fit options ( relaxed or tight fit). I made the tight fitting for my narrow chested nine year old, and the fit is perfect. Not having to blend is a very rare event. The pattern only comes with short sleeves, but this long sleeved hack is easily implemented. I did a long sleeved hack before on a dress for me, so I knew it would work.



The Pearlie dress is part of One Thimble 16*. Another lovely issue for which I actually contributed a teeny tiny piece by hacking a romper into a costume, but that is a blog post for another time. For now I am happy to get my sewing groove back.


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12 comments:

  1. Good job getting your sewing groove back! The dress turned out great, and I love how it looks with long sleeves.

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  2. Wow, jij zes weken naailoos? Dat kan ik me niet voorstellen. Wat ik me wel kan voorstellen, is dat er nu aan de lopende band prachtige dingen tevoorschijn getoverd worden.

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    1. Het liep toevallig zo,had natuurlijk mooi mijn machines kunnen laten controleren... maar daar had ik niet aan gedacht natuurlijk ;)

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  3. prachtige jurk. Ik ben dol op dat kleur

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    1. Ik vreesde dat het op mezelf wat te flets zou worden, maar zo is het echt super!

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  4. De kleuren, de lijntjes en jouw dochter: het plaatje klopt perfect. De sewing groove is zeker terug :-)

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  5. Vrouw, echt, zes weken of wat ;). Ik kan me niet herinneren dat ik ooit al zo lang niet naaide - tijdens het verlof (twee weken) wordt hier ook niet genaaid, dat wel, maar zes weken #schaterlach.
    Nu, het belangrijkste is dat je een fijne tijd had!

    Mooi, deze jurk. Ik heb het niet zo voor rekbare dingen, maar dit vind ik een erg mooi jurkje!

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    1. Hier ene passie voor rekbaar he ;) Het was ook echt te lang, het was niet gepland en gebeurde eigenlijk zomaar, maar ik merkte dat ik echt helemaal kriebelig was geworden zonder relax!

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  6. What a gorgeous dress! I love how you changed the direction of the stripes on the pocket. And the long sleeve hack is pure genius too!

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