I’ve being repeating patterns again.
I made another Tessuti Patterns Bella dress.
This version is sleeveless and made up in a gloriously happy silk from The Fabric Store.
And of course it has pockets.
It was hard to capture the fabric colour with these photos taken in late evening light but it’s a gloriously happy yellow with grey/mauve in a silhouette print.
I lined it with a very light weight white silk habotai.
Silk on silk. It feels like I’m wearing butterfly wings.
I love how a different fabric makes such a difference to how a pattern turns out.
I’ve made this dress pattern in wool crepe, a lightweight ponte, a polyester knit, novelty sweater knit, linen and now a lightweight silk. All of them different and lovely in their own way.
Back to this idea of repeating patterns. An excellent post by Sewing Artistry on why we sew has got me thinking. I love the way she puts it: “The very idea that I can take an abstract thought and convert it into something that I can touch, see and wear, but that becomes a useful part of my life is incredibly satisfying.”
The pattern I use is only such a small part of this process, and I really shouldn’t feel I need to apologize should I?
What do you think? Of course just because I shouldn’t be apologizing doesn’t mean that it’s interesting to read about another version of the same pattern!