This will be a short post with more photos than words 😉
This is my third Papercut La Sylphide. I wear my Owl La Sylphide ALL THE TIME, it’s one of my all time favourite makes. My second La Sylphide I hardly ever wear. I did something weird to the button placket, I think I cut if slightly off grain, so it doesn’t sit right. I’m also not sure that the lighter colour combined with diagonals suit me…so I needed to make another and when I saw this silk twill at Fabric-a-Brac I knew exactly what it was destined for.
This time around the fabric was way too narrow even for the reduced skirt width that I left marked from my Owl version so I had to piece on the corners. I cut these, as usual, from the selvedge, so that I could leave them unfinished to reduce seam bulk.
I feel like I’ve written ^^that ^^ in almost every blog post recently 🙂
But it’s a good trick and no one has ever pointed out my pieced on skirt-triangles in the 4 or 5 dresses I’ve done this too 😉
There’s not much else to say, I really want to make another, I just have to wait for the right fabric to pop up again. It’s nice and swishy, maybe a bit too swishy sometimes for the Wellington wind, but mostly I just LOVE the colour.
Was a bit windy…
Harriet says, “Sew more! MOAR!”
Pattern – Papercut Patterns La Sylphide dress, straight size S
Skirt lengthened approx 16cms, full width of skirt pattern piece used.
Fabrics – Silk Twill found at Fabric-a-Brac, $15.00 total, bought 2nd May 2015
The lengths we go to for photos…
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The colour is perfect and so is the length. Excellent buttons too BTW :).
Merry Christmas Mel xx
I love it!
Great colour and great pattern on you, it seems made for you. Love the cat!
Wonderful choice of fabric and pattern! And Harriet is just too precious! She also has excellent taste in fabric, as cats seem to do. 😉
I like it! Love the fabric! Harriet is so cute!
lovely colours, made a beautiful dress ;o)
That fabric is just the cutest and it works just so well with that pattern.
This is gorgeous Mel! Beautiful colours and it looks so flowy and soft.