Friday, August 10, 2012

A Violette in Mitsi


A few months ago, I bought half a metre of the Liberty of London fabric Mitsi at Fabrique Romantique. I had the perfect model in mind for it - a dress with a short bodice, high gathered skirt, and short sleeves - but couldn't immediately find a pattern which represented that model. Eventually, I bought Citronille's Violette. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but I could turn it into my dream model with some simple adaptations (shorter bodice, higher skirt, shorter sleeves, basically ;-)). Plus, after spotting this dress, I fell in love with the original pattern also.

The first version I made was a complete failure: the dress was too wide, and the neck opening way too small.     I had to disassemble the thing almost entirely, and start over again. Luckily, the second attempt was much better.

 

Norah showed her hidden talents as a stylist, by suggesting to blow bubbles during our little 'shoot'. Great idea, sweety!














11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tunic dress - that LOL fabric is gorgeous. Well done, your daughter is a cutie!

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  2. This is beautiful in Liberty. Burdastyle have a pattern that might be what you are looking for, though maybe too big - www.burdastyle.com, click on pattern store, kids patterns, second page (I can't get the link to post!)

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Angela! I had looked on the Burdastyle website (even the German version, which has way more patterns than the English one), but didn't find a similar pattern. Which was a pity, because the Burda patterns are much cheaper than Citronille's ;-)

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  3. Gr8! This Mitsy is always a success!

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  4. J'ai découvert votre blog via celui des JCA et j'adore ce que vous faites!

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  5. So sweet! I'm glad you had enough motivation to start over and try again! I think I would have been tempted to forget it! The fabric print is so pretty, too.

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  6. what beautiful fabric! And of course, the model is pretty darn cute as well:) Love those Citronelle patterns - one of these days I will give in and buy one!

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  7. Thank you for all the lovely comments :-)

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  8. This on looks like the Daisy Pattern from Citronille !

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  9. Como conseguir o molde destes lindos vestidos?Tenho uma neta de dois anos e ficaria feliz em obter esses moldes.Bjs

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    1. Hi again, Onedi! I put your question into Google Translate, and if I understand correctly, you're asking where to buy the pattern for this dress? I bought it via http://www.citronille.fr/produit.php?id_collection=7 (the instructions are in French, but with clear digrams). Good luck!

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