Friday, 21 November 2008

Happy dependence

After a month of complete dependence on my sewing teacher I can finally wear something that I, Claudia, made from the Stylish dress book. Well, almost! It's more a co-production with my teacher because after a "oh my dear, you look like a Supreme Court judge!" he decided that it was crucial to reshape the dress completely. Just like that he takes a chalk and draws directly on the fabric. In 5 seconds, it's a completely new dress. I'm not an expert in Japanese sewing books but as he (or she since he refers himself as "aunty"!) would say of the patterns in the book: "Beautiful outfits...too bad you are not 4 years old."!!! So before I use my fancy Nina Iro fabric I will make a trial version with something less expensive but I should not worry, it will look good anyway, since I will be with my teacher! Yes, I know, I'm dependent ;)

Note: One thing that I don't like with Blogger is that sometimes I can't reply to some comments. So this message is for Isa.

Mes cours de couture sont au Comité Social Centre-Sud (dans le village). Les machines sont industrielles (personnellement, j'adore) et le centre n'a pas beaucoup de budget (et ne demande pas beaucoup n'ont plus 60$ pour une session...une joke!!!) mais le prof est tellement merveilleux! Il est un vrai de vrai comme ont dit ;)

21 comments:

veronica darling said...

Well done! It's an excellent dress! Would look great with bright tights, I'd go red!

The more you make dresses the more your brain works out what's going on and it'll become easier and easier... although I rarely stray from the vintage patterns I collect!!! xoxo

Isa said...

Très jolie robe! Dans le livre Adult Couture Dress and Smock Blouse (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17477871) les modèles sont plus cintrés (j'en ai réalisé deux qui tombent pile poil et ne font pas poche de patate). Je peux te demander où tu prends tes cours de couture? Perso je vais à Effiloché sur St-Hubert. Bonne couture!

Isa said...

Oups, sorry for writing my comment in French! I wrote it spontaneously, I guess!

Chickpea said...

claudia, did you get my comment on the last post? maybe it was on Flickr. I had a lot of problems with the sac-de-patates look myself.
juju

annayama said...

stunning dress. when will we see it on you?? don't tease, we are probably all waiting with baited breath for the BIG reveal!!

Ali said...

Aunty is clearly a genius (as are you)!

Juju's sac-de-patates comment really made me laugh. The same fear is keeping me from my japanese dress book.

Ulla V. said...

Wauw!! Whistle...whistle....!! BEAUTIFUL dress, Claudia. I know you will look adorable in that dress (too).

I'm so happy that I almost understood all of your french comment. French lessons in High School are not forgotten ;0)

Have a wonderful day :0)

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Good work and great dress! I'm so jealous you have found such a loving aunt ;)

Liz said...

I think it looks amazing - much too stylish for a judge's robe! "Aunty" sounds amazing - how lucky you were to find his class.

Isa said...

Thanks for the answer, Claudia!

Stephanie said...

Way to go Clo, as always beautiful work. Has wee Brian's coat grown a bit? I sure hope so, it really is cold brrrr!!

Erin said...

Clo -

I like your dress. Very stylish and I love the square collar. Thanks for your good thoughts and well wishes. Tell Brian I said thanks as well.

I had my first treatment today and there was no reaction to the therapy - so we are hoping that tomorrow won't be a problem. I might develop chills, fevers, bone and joint pains. Wish me luck!

I wish I had bought some of your acorns. They were adorable!!

Erin

P.S. I've seen Tessa once. My mom brought her to the Hospital and I went downstairs to see her. :)

iknitipurl said...

Pretty dress.

And I even understood a little bit of the French you left. Guess my French 1 class is working after all! :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful dress! Your sewing instructor is a great resource!

futuregirl said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I think it's wonderful that you have someone so skilled to learn from. Someday you might be the one doing the teaching! :)

two hippos said...

Fabulous dress, oh to have such a wonderful teacher. Fitting a dress for yourdelf is just so difficult, I could sertainly do with an aunty!

Ballee said...

Great dress, and it must be a great teacher too!

ella said...

Claudia, that is gorgeous. Nice collaboration. your teacher sounds like a hoot.

painted fish studio said...

great dress! congratulations!

Jackie said...

I saw your dress on flickr. Your sewing skills amaze me!
That is a lovely, drapey, dress! Your "auntie" must be so proud!

lauren said...

i am really liking your blog and oh, how i wish i could sew! you are quite food at it, it seems!
and i also hate how you cannot respond to comments on our blogs! i always want to!