It's been a lot of dresses and creations along the way but I have been at this since April 2012!
Let the creating continue!
For this month I made a simple classy design dress but used some second hand velvet I got from my days at Reverse Garbage. For my first time working with velvet it worked very well because it was stretchy so instead of putting in a zip I just left the seam as is and it just slips on over your head! Yay stretchy fabric!
The velvet is very unforgiving material to work with though; any mistake I made was agony to unpick as it would ruin the material so there was no room for mistakes. Luckily the design only called for a couple of pieces so it was relatively simple but I don't know if I could do anything trickier!
Materials: Black velvet from Reverse Garbage ($6), interfacing donated by Pat, sewing pattern from Sumner Park St Vinnies (50c)
Cost to make: $6.50
April Fire-Engine Culotte Dress/Jumpsuit
Culottte dresses are usually "women's trousers, usually knee-length or calf-length, cut full to resemble a skirt". The term originally comes from the french term which literally meant breeches.
I really liked the design because it's a flared pant which suits me better for jumpsuits. It is always hard to find a good one! The top part is pretty old school but it is comfortable and light and also fun and casual!
Materials: Red flat sheet from Ipswich St Vinnies ($3.50), sewing pattern from Bridgeman Downs Church Garage Sale (25c), interfacing donated by Pat, zip from an old outifit (free),
Cost to make: $3.75