Have you ever had that feeling that you are the only person in the entire sewing universe that doesn’t own a particular fabric?
I give you the Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co. Les Fleurs Rayon Challis, Birch Floral in Navy:
Last year it felt like EVERYONE had this fabric and the more I saw it the more I wanted it too.
So I caved.
I don’t blame anyone, this challis is so silky and drapey. And as far as I was concerned there was only one pattern in my stash that was perfect for it.
I’ll give you a hint:
I cut this one out in April but it took me a little while to finish.
2018 was The Year of Distracted Sewing. I started many projects and kept getting drawn into more new projects, putting the most recent one aside for a few months at a time. I think an early winter shelved this dress until I finally found some focus in the second half of the year.
I’m not suggesting I’ve stopped getting distracted in 2019, oh no, I’m still all over the place with my sewing decisions but so far this year I have at least been finishing things! 😉
The Papercut La Syphide was a great choice for this pretty flowing fabric and I really love the colour combo on me. In fact this is one of my favourite makes of all time and I love wearing it.
I took these photos in Spring just as our Kowhai tree was reaching peak flower.
I love this tree, even if it does make a huge mess. we’re so lucky to have such a large, mature tree in our backyard.
Here’s a close up of the bell-shaped flowers.
Here’s to new beginnings!
Pattern –Papercut Patterns La Sylphide dress, straight size S
Skirt lengthened approx 16cms, side seams taken in 1.5cm at the waist
Next time I’ll try an XS
Fabric – Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co. Les Fleurs Rayon Challis, Birch Floral in Navy
Other notions – Interfacing, thread, buttons from Pete’s Emporium
Previous versions of this pattern –
- The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat…
- Refracted La Sylphide
- Silk Twill La Sylphide
- “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending on how far beyond zebra you go.”