for some reason, lately i’ve been getting or doing things in double. first there were the Tweedledum and Tweedledee dresses i made, back to back. afterwards, though i didn’t make two pairs at once, but i made a twin of my fave pair of boyfriend jeans. and now, these.
can you guess which ones i made and which ones i bought? 😀
the correct answer are the dresses. (did you get that right?)
the rib knit shirts were from H&M, i liked them so much i decided to get 2 of the same model!
as for the dresses, i first made the pink one using a super cheap tube jersey fabric, thinking that it would just be a prototype, so even if it fails i wouldn’t be too sorry about it. it’s 100% cotton, and it looks like interlock jersey, so it’s slightly thick.
i wanted to make a simple dress with these rib knit dresses as inspirations.
i wasn’t planning on using any pattern, but then i happened to come across this lovely & easy top pattern from Ottobre design woman 5/2016 magazine, pattern no. 5 (Vintage Lines), thanks to my colleague L who lent it to me!
instead of cutting the front part on fold, i made it into 2 separate parts so that i could add the slit at the bottom. i added about 70 cm length from the waistline and sewed close the center front seam until about 22 cm from the raw edged bottom. the rest was done according to the original pattern.
it worked out so well, i just had to make another one! the so-called prototype dress became a real dress that i can wear to the outside world.
the green jersey was of the same price as the pink one, also a tube jersey, and also 100% cotton, but it looks more like rib knit & is a lot thinner than the pink one. i started cutting the fabric at around 3 pm, and was done with the very last stitch at a bit after 5 pm.
of course i was too lazy to change the overlocker threads to another colour, so i used the same for both dresses: white. so what, right? 😀
i really liked how they both turned out. sometimes i’m just too lazy to think of what to wear for work, or what to mix and match… with these dresses i just need to grab them from the closet and wear them like that (though i guess i have to use tights underneath for the pink one, as it’s quite transparent due to the light colour!).
i think i have proven that everything good comes in twos. maybe one day they will change to be threes if i feel like repeating myself again, ha!
and have you noticed how i’ve been embracing solid coloured fabrics these days? i hope i will continue to surprise you. 😉
PS. please excuse my tired face, i just had a long week of work and was having a pretty bad migraine when i took the pics.