Monday, March 14, 2011

More Sewing for Mummy!

Ooooh,I am enjoying myself,sewing for me!(my twins are getting just a little worried)!

I finished up another Lisette pattern today,my second,this time a Portfolio dress.
I used some more of my denim(43 metres to go) and made a wearable toile/muslin.

After a lot of  thought and reading the forums,I went with the 12(I wear an AUS 10/12). It was a super fit from the hips down but I did take 3/4'' extra off the seam allowance form mid sleeve tapering back to the hips.

Now,I am sure if you are tall and willowy,the fullness would be lovely.
As I am short and cuddly,some shape was required or it looked a little maternity(wash my mouth out)!

It is lovely to wear,it skims the body beautifully and one just feels so smart!
Anyone for Cibo's?

Constructing the dress,I reversed the instructions for the cuffs and neckline. I sewed the inside first and turned and topstitched from the outside.
Apart from that,I followed the instructions to the letter and they are good instructions!
Definitely more oliver+S then standard Simplicity.

This is my first Lisette pattern,but there will be many more!


  1. It is so fab! I am so tempted to get this pattern!

  2. Do Millie,it has masses of boob room and is so easy to adjust,by the side seams.

    Thank you Jan,I love it too!(sorry too happy to be humble)!

  3. This looks great on you Nicole! If only I could figure out how to fit clothes for myself, I'd give this one a try.

  4. I did most of the fittings on Mare-Antionette,Sandi,but Jed helped me with the final fitting.
    The only problem was when I tried to take the dress off with the pins in it and he decide to help me by yanking it off fast,like a bandaid,and he ripped half a dozen pins through my flesh!
    Thank you for your compliment!

  5. This is terrific! I love it in denim! When I find time I will have to make one for myself just like this! Can't wait to see one in linen! Will the smallest size fit the twins?

  6. Very nice. I'm sending a photo of this dress to Twin A as well!
    Oh, and nice boots too.

  7. I hope the small size will fit E&Z,the Sunday Brunch is a bit small! I would love to make the Lisette jacket for them ......

    You are most welcome to use the photos Deb,I am extremely flattered. I love my boots

    Thank you both!

  8. Hey you! Love love love it! I just decided my sewing HAS to get started again! Thanks for the inspiration. I've ordered all the patterns and waiting for them to arrive in the u.k. Meanwhile I'm going to make a non-Liesl tunic for . . . MOI!!!! Yippee for mummy sewing! x

  9. Hey yourself,you uber cool artist you!
    I have missed you!
    Thanks for your comments,I am sure you will have us drooling with what you make!