When the first edition of La Maison Victor came out this was the first project I started on: the Harlequin dress
I usually like dresses that have a tight fit better than a loose fit. That's why I added an invisible zipper in the back, and darts in the front and back panel. The darts in the back are nearly invisible, but I decided to keep the darts in the front with pleads, to give an extra touch to the dress. Happy with the result!
The first edition of La Maison Victor is still my favorite. By now I have made five items from this first magazine. See below my version of the Venue Top.
It is a silk fabric, which makes it a little harder to put together. Really happy with the end result though. It is quite wide but if I tuck it in my jeans it's perfect.
How did I put this together?
First I started cutting the pattern pieces.
Then, adding interfacing at the parts where the buttons and button holes will be placed. Usually, the instructions of La Maison Victor are pretty clear, but at this part I didn't understand the part of the invisible button row. I bought their instruction video and that worked out perfect.
Some pinning and ironing.
Creating the button holes
Which six to pick??
Attaching the sleeves, et voila, a blouse has been created.
Detail of the pleads in the back.
Have a great day!
This is the fabric that I eventually chose.
Yesterday I cut the pattern parts, and started on the body. It seems a bit small...I wonder if I will be able to make it fit.
Have a nice day!
Today I am starting sewing lessons again at the Naaicafe (sewing café) in Rotterdam. Each Tuesday evening I'll be working together with two of my creative friends on new sewing challenges. This is the project for tonight: The June dress from the third edition of La Maison Victor.
Which fabric do you suggest to use for the dress?
This weekend we had an extra two days off! Yay lucky us.
So on Thursday and Friday we paid a visit to Gent, a fabulous Belgian city, with lots of history and sites to visit.
And Gent even has its own medieval castle, in the middle of the city centre!
Of course we did a little shopping too. Gent has a Phildar store! I was able to control myself and not buy loads of yarn. Instead I bought this crochet magazine with summer essentials.
I added some more to my To Do list ;)
I think it would be fabulous to crochet my own dress!
And a scarf is always handy, for a chilly summer evening.
If you happen to be visiting the Netherlands or Belgium, make sure to pay Gent a visit. Two or three days should do. We really enjoyed ourselves and are already planning another trip later this year.
Have you seen this month's La Maison Victor by any chance?
As always, lots of nice patterns, with easy instructions. But this time it is even more special, as I am in it :D
Each edition they share some of the creations of readers on the final pages. Including a 'winner of the week'. Which is 'moi' this time.
I created the little girls dress a few weeks ago for a friend of mine. You can read all about it here.
As a surprise I received the latest edition of La Maison Victor. Of course I already put a lot of items on my never ending To Do list. I want to start with this lovely chic summer dress.
I will probably shorten it a bit, to a length above the knee.
I also like this long maxi skirt. Lovely for a stroll in the sun on the beach.
And the last item that caught my eye is this simple, but beautiful dress with pleads in the front.
What have you been making lately?
Have a nice creative weekend!
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.