No I haven’t found that pattern yet.
But lets talk about something different.
Why should the mindfulness colouring in trend be limited to paper?
Fabric can be coloured in too!
I had a lot of fun with this dress.
And who says it over? Boring meeting? I can whip out my textas and zen out some more. There’s plenty more to do..
This dress started as a toile. The fabric has been in my stash for some time.
I wasn’t too concerned about the selvedge showing on the centre back seam, because this was a toile.
Does it really matter if part of the text printed on the selvedge “Designed by Sissi Edholm & Lisa Ullenius 2005 IKEA of Sweden AB” shows on the slit?? (It was deep stash. 2005 makes it almost vintage!)
Then I tried it on, and really liked the dress as well as really liking the pattern (the pattern was subsequently used for the teal party frock).
This would be a great hot weather dress I thought. Specially in linen, which is exactly what this fabric is. Pity about the selvedge.
So I lined and finished it. And then did a bit of colouring in.
Pattern: BurdaStyle 07/2011 #131
Size: 36-44. I made a 44.
Fabric: Linen outer from IKEA (deep stash) and a lining from cotton batiste with a light sparkly coating from Ferrier Fashion Fabrics– it feels lovely against my skin.
The black and white linen got some extra colour round the waist thanks to textas.
These were not special fabric pens. I did a trial run with a scrap and washed it. None of the colours I wanted to use ran, except purple, and maybe red just a teensy nit. The red did bleed a bit after the first wash too.
Bleach might turn out to be my new best friend.
Changes I made:
I moved the zip and the walking slit to the back and fully lined the dress rather than just faced the neck line.
I double and triple checked that the pieces went together in the right way. So either they are marked incorrectly, or the model in the fashion shoot has amazingly broad shoulders.
This is a great pattern. I need to make another version! I do have the traced off pattern filed away where it should. Now, back to looking for the other one…