Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Well, now that I study handicrafts at the university, I have to do stuff I normally don't do. Like sewing. I think I've only made one or two garments since the compulsory ones in highschool, and even those were a very simple skirt and a very ugly dress. So when I heard we'd have to plan and sew a dress (or a skirt + a blouse) and even draw the patterns ourselves, I felt very unsure of my own skills. And actually still feel. But this is the result, anyway.
I was quite surprised that it turned out this well. I totally exceeded my expectations. And I was quite proud of it at first. But then my teacher found a thousand flaws in it. And as the perfectionist I am (or at least on some level), it kind of changed my opinion about the whole dress after that. But perhaps, if I'll let it hang in my wardrobe long enough, I'll start liking it again?
Anyway. It's quite a simple model, the only details being the pockets and the snowflakes and the vintage buttons as decorations.
Pattern: Windom Peak Snowflake
Yarn: Novita Tico Tico
And if you wonder where the beautiful background is, it's in Espoo, at Villa Elfvik.
(By the way, this time I was the poor model. It was freeeeeezing outside that day!)