Friday, 23 April 2010

Are you looking for a simple and cute sewing project for the summer? Something that you can make in a few hours while drinking a nice lemonade in a mason jar (or a warm cup of tea since it is still cold in Montreal). Well, you should try Burda 7517. The pattern is basically a front and a back (plus some other little pieces of fabric but it is just a detail), basic sewing skills and a zipper.

I fell in love with the fabric when I saw it at the store (vintage cottage style). However, the other day, I saw a homeless person that had one of those cheap plastic checks bags. Do you know what I'm takling about? It costs 1$, very big, perfect to carry empty bottles of soft drink!!! So, as a joke, my sewing teacher got me one of those bag! And I love it! Perfect for my fabric stash!
Oh, the vintage "mother of pearl" belt buckle is another present from my sewing teacher :)

14 comments:

two hippos said...

a fabulous dress! The fabrics fun too, perfect for a pimms in the garden or a cup of tea on the terrace.

Barbara said...

Claudia, it's such a beautiful dress! I love the photos of it as well!

CrystaL* said...

Oh this is such a wonderful dress! I came to your site from Very Purple Person blog http://verypurpleperson.com/links
and I'm glad I did!

I love your work and I can tell you are passionate at what you do :)
I'll be keeping my eye on your blog that's for sure.

CrystaL* said...

Oh and I wanted to ask you, you mentioned that your sewing teach bought you a bag. Are you in school?
The reason I ask is I am looking to join a sewing community in Montreal and well I have had no luck in finding one as of yet.
If you have any information or could point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!

crystal (at) thehouseofhearts.com

jessica said...

I love this dress! And that is just about the perfect fabric for it! I'm definitely going to try to make it myself!

indigorchid said...

This is so adorable! Great job, and now I want to make one too!

Lizinka said...

Wow, sometimes the blog world amazes me - I decided I wanted to start sewing again after many years. One of my blogs that listed a simple reversible bag pattern from verypurpleperson. I made the bag, and was looking for a skirt or dress to make next, and having no luck. Then I was perusing Flickr and came across your lovely bedroom photo, which brought me here, where I found this great dress, and a new blog to love! Thank you! :)

cindy said...

i love your dress and the fabric! the belt is a wonderful touch. we have two of those bags for laundry. blue for whites and red for colors. they never wear out!

Julia said...

love it claudia! i want to try this one. it looks wonderful on you!!

jackie said...

very sweet!

sinnlighet said...

Hi,
I just want to tell you that I like your blog, it's incredibly inspiring.
I would also like to leave a footprint after me & Sweden, and will welcome you to my blog.

Agneta

Anonymous said...

You dress is lovely. I can't seem to find this dress pattern with your link. Can you possibly email it to me? Thanks!
wenmink@gmail.com

Di said...

The dress is fantastic! I have managed to miss all of your posts since April somehow! I am enjoying catching up!

Ella said...

this is totally adorable and so you.