Retro Hope dress

Piping and a large print on a donkey grey background seems to have taken my third Hope dress into retro style. And I like it! This is Style Arc’s Hope woven dress at knee length. With a thin waist tie attached to the side seams. The pattern description says the dress is in two lengthsContinue reading “Retro Hope dress”

Style Arc Hope Woven Dresses: the midi versions

Style Arc’s Hope Woven Dress pattern is hugely popular. Several Instagram sewists (I’m looking at you @rou2an1_made and @johassler) have made more than 10 versions. Yes. More than 10! There’s even a hashtag for multiple sewing of this pattern: #hopedressspringseternal. And it is deservedly popular. This style seems to look great on everyone, every bodyContinue reading “Style Arc Hope Woven Dresses: the midi versions”

Style Arc Adeline dress #2 and #3

I’m on a red dress roll. Must be Christmas! This fabric was a souvenir from Barcelona. I fell in love with the colours and I love border prints. As a bonus it’s an overprinted jacquard. Almost certainly made from synthetic fibres but interesting and unusual. The base is white (as you can see above) andContinue reading “Style Arc Adeline dress #2 and #3”

Style Arc’s Adeline African wax print dress

I really, really love this dress and I am wearing it, again, right now as I press publish on this post. I’m surprised to have arrived at the end of summer without having made at least one more version. Four Lodos and then distraction in the form of lovely yellow roses fabric might be theContinue reading “Style Arc’s Adeline African wax print dress”

The last summer dress and drape-y overtop

It feels like autumn is coming, but I have one last summer outfit to show you. It’s perfect for hot days. Perhaps I’ll get to wear it one more time, before winter?? Yeah, I know, who do I think I’m kidding?! It was 31°C today but I think that’s the last of it. It’s aContinue reading “The last summer dress and drape-y overtop”

The ongoing search for a cardigan/wrap

This is the RTW cardigan I need to clone. It came from a low end chain store, it’s basic, it’s boring in colour, and now it’s also pilled and a little stained. It’s also just the right length and shape for me. I tried to replicate it back in 2010, unsuccessfully. I can’t bear toContinue reading “The ongoing search for a cardigan/wrap”