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salme kimono dress in silk

And the next one, I’ll have to see that I post all my summer sewing before summer is actually over…
I’ve discovered Salme Patterns for me and have so far made two of their patterns. The kimono dress was a test for something I’ve had in mind for months. I came across this interesting blue silk and cotton mix fabric on the remnant table in my favourite local fabric shop for 4€/m and had to snatch it up of course.

I don’t much like elastic waists so I just taped the two pattern parts together and cut one long shape and made a belt in the same fabric. It looks pretty strange without the belt I have to say!

I found the pattern to fit well. Salme patterns have less ease than other patterns though, so I would recommend going up a size when between sizes. I didn’t even look at the instructions so I can’t say anything about them. I changed the neckline and cut it lower.

I’m not all that sure about the fabric…I’m forever telling myself to stick to solids and then I come across a pretty pattern and can’t resist. It is a nice change in pattern for me though and I’m finding silk or silk/cotton mixes much easier to work with than I anticipated. And silk is always heavenly to wear of course!


dye fun

Before posting the last series of pictures from our Amsterdam trip I have to sneak in this little post about batik.
Obviously dye and batik is back, I’ve been seeing lots of batik scarves everywhere and this dip dye pillow ist just gorgeous. So of course my first thought wasn’t ‘where can I buy this?’ but ‘how can I make this?’
I vaguely remembered batik from school and the colours weren’t expensive and it really was much simpler than I’d thought.

Besides making a silk scarf that I love I’ll give you a little sneak peek of something else I’m working on: