Paris creations and a give-away
Remember my trip to Paris with 13 other sewing bloggers? Well today, all of us are blogging about a creation made with materials provided by our lovely sponsors.
The assignment was to use a fabric and a pattern from our trip, but I didn’t really find any that I desperately wanted to combine in 1 garment. So instead, I made 1 garment from a sponsored pattern, and another garment from a sponsored fabric.
The pattern I used was the Rowan Tee from Titchy Threads. I don’t have a ton of pictures of the t-shirt I made, because you’ll see it return in a week or two, when it will be part of a set of outfits I made for a great blog series. I used a cheap striped knit I bought in the Montmartre fabric district. I soon realized why it was so cheap: it feels very synthetic, and the meter I payed for turned out to be 75 cm when I arrived home. Such a difference with the quality striped jersey I got from Lillestoff a few months ago…
The pattern, on the other hand, is great! The instructions are clear and complete, and the t-shirt looks great and has plenty of room for growth. I made the most basic version, but make sure to check out Laura’s shop to see all the other options this pattern comes with! Near the end of this post, there is also a give-away of 1 Titchy Threads pattern of choice.
But first: the dress I made from the sponsored fabric. The French fabrics shop Cousette generously gave each of use a meter of Liberty of London Mitsi in Nougat. Needless to say, I was very happy with it! Mitsi is one of my favorie Liberty prints (I used the blue version here), and the superb quality of Liberty is well known. Thank you, Cousette!
I decided to use the fabric to make a test version of the next new pattern I’m working on. The design is actually one of a dress I blogged about years ago. The picture on the left is one of Norah wearing it when she was two; the pic on the right was shot last week, when Ava wore it for the first time.
While the version from a few years ago was a hack of a peasant dress, the new one in Mitsi is made from a pattern I drew from scratch. I’m happy with this first version, although the neck line is a bit wide.
The bias binding in the neck is made from Cotton Couture Solid Gold, aka my favorite mustard fabric. The bias binding extends into two ribbons which close the dress in the back.
Ava loves the dress. You’d think a 21 month old toddler doesn’t care what to wear, but Ava sure does. She often gets clothes out of her closet and brings it to me to put it, and there are also a few garments she refuses to wear.
On to the give-away. Please use the Rafflecopter widget below if you’d like to win one Titchy Threads pattern of choice.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Make sure to check out the other Paris Sew Social creations today – each of them includes a different pattern give-away! Simply click on the pictures below: