Hmmm, so you can tell I'm getting a bit jaded with my usual photo spots lately? Just jazzing it up around my own home at the present... and trying to inject a bit more fun into this daily fashion post thing! I'm impressed with how fashion bloggers manage to do it and maintain interest...
For today's Self-Stitched September effort; a purple sheath dress, made using Burda 8511, with my fitted-to-me custom fitting modifications. And altered zip placement. And incorporation of a full lining. And a different neckline and hemline. Just minor modifications... Lol, I read once about someone who had bought a whole new sheath dress pattern, just because they liked the slightly different cut of the neckline to the one on the dress patterns they already had...?! why you would get a whole new pattern just for this is ... well, it's unnecessary of course.
And the retro-swirly tights, first seen here. With a major modification (hehe, new pattern not necessary for this!)... I chopped the feet off, and hemmed at ankle length instead. I decided they'd be a little more useful and kinda more interesting to wear this way. I had a lot of requests on Burdastyle to publish a pattern for these; well, a leggings pattern graded to suit everybody is beyond my amateurish capabilities, but I thought I'd do a little tutorial soon on how to draft one's own leggings pattern to fit yourself at some stage... after this month is up. This isn't a difficult procedure and is a quick and easy project. I promise. Stay tuned.
Dress; Burda 8511, minor modifications, purple/blue raw silk
Leggings; self drafted, printed jersey knit
Shoes; Perrini, had forever