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 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.
Last week I created a new dress with this lovely stretch fabric
It is a dress I have made before in a different jersey fabric. As it has a good fit I wanted to make it again. And luckily, I was able to recover the pattern parts from my pile of patterns, sketches and magazines.
I put the pattern parts on the fabric and started cutting.
I can see the beginning of a dress here!
I created the front and back panel, and sewed them together.
So easy, I just have to attach the sleeves.
I am so happy with this dress and the pattern. I want to make lots more of this one. It's an easy pattern, which can be completed in just a couple of hours. Also I really like the 'wrap' in the front. That makes the dress a lot more interesting.
I already started on another dress again (different pattern). Here's a sneak peek of what will be posted soon.
Have a great weekend!
This weekend I went to the Kunsthal (Hal of Art) in Rotterdam, to see the exposition on Jean Paul Gaultier. It is a real treat. The exposition is very extensive with lots of fashion items of JPG on display. And no spoilers here, but the way they are displayed on the mannequins is very innovative. A real recommendation if you are in town between now and May 12. Here's a sneak peak of what to expect.
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.