Saturday, December 29, 2012

And now,back to Lisette!

I was so excited when Liesl Gibson released the Lisette patterns.
I went a little nuts and sewed up a mini wardrobe of Portfolio   dress's,tunics,tops and trousers.

And then life got in the way.

I was recently sent some very pretty voile from two sweet friends and with the two pieces I was able to make myself a new Portfolio dress.
In the past I sewed the size 12. This was great for the tunic but I found in the dress I was splitting the back seam pulling it up to feed Matilda.
I made this up in a size 14 and it is perfect. Plenty of ease through the body and the voile falls so nicely that it is not tenty at all.
As I am waiting on some felt to finish up Lidia's shark costume I decided to make up another Portfolio top.
This time I made a size 10 to wear as a fitted top.
I used a lovely grey stretch poplin and added a wee tab&button and quick embroidery.
I used a coral coloured thread as I find it works nicely with pink or orange and the beautiful MOP button was a gift from a dear friend.
I really really like the fit of the size 14 Portfolio in voile and think I will make a few more for summer.


xxx N

20 comments:

  1. Sooooo beautiful!
    Both the dress and the tunic are amazing!
    The voile dress looks perfect on you (soft and great colors) and the coral stitching makes the tunic unique!
    Hurray for self-sewing! (and perfect sunny days to wear it)

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    1. Thank you Ana Sofia.
      This is a lovely tunic to sew in voile,absolutely no fitting issues as it drapes so nicely.
      xx N

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  2. Beautiful dress and top. I missed previously that it was voile, I bet it feels so dreamy!

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  3. Thank you Brittney,it is so cool to wear but one still feels smartly dresses.
    xx N

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  4. The dress looks lovely on. What a great pattern for you!

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  5. Thank you Rachel.
    I keep sewing these as there is little fitting.
    I must branch out and make a few more but that will require a muslin first.
    xx N

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  6. Ooh this makes me want this pattern even more than before! That's just stunning, well both the dress and top are. What beautiful voile and I love the way you have placed the colours.

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  7. Its a lovely pattern Jane,I won't say it is quick(I do the neck a little differently then the instructions)but is it a good sew for a very wearable item.
    Thank you so much for noticing the colour placement! I fiddled with that for ages to get it right.
    xx N

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  8. Your signature dress! Love it - looks gorgeous on you

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    1. Thank you Justine,I do love this dress!
      xx N

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  9. You made a great choice in using voile for this pattern, it should be the recommended fabric for it! I love your version and can picture you with the pattern pieces trying to get the placement just right :-)
    Loved catching up with all the Christmas couture!
    Hope 2013 is good to you and the family. x Angela

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    1. Angela,I think you are right!
      It falls so beautifully in a soft fabric.
      I have some lovely coffee coloured silk that I am very tempted to make up as an evening Portfolio.
      Thank you so much and a very happy new year to you,
      xx N

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  10. That voile is perfection! I love the colors on you.:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy.
      I normally wear black but I would buy a roll of this if I could!
      xx N

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  11. Amazing! And look at your gorgeous hair!

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    1. Thank you Peta!
      I am probably too old for long hair now.
      xx N

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  12. And OMG it actually let me post a comment!!!

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  13. Wow, that voile is just stunning, and I also immediately noticed the way you laid it out - just perfect! And it looks gorgeous on you too, breezy and light for a summer day/evening. Lovely lovely lovely.

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  14. Thank you Inder,it is so nice to hear from you!
    I did fuss and bother with it but I think it was worth it.
    Thank you
    xx N

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