Along avec Anna

Rabbit dress

Pattern : La sylphide, Papercut Patterns
Size : XXS
Fabric : Viscose Hop Hop Hop, Annaka Bazaar
Alterations: Different sleeves
 
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Today I take you to park Jarry, another park in the north of Montreal. In winter, there are hockey pick up games, ice skate for free in the snow, cross country ski other winter activities. I really liked this small area of pine trees, and I finally found pinecones!

A few months ago, Annaka Bazaar (French online shop) released a very nice viscose fabric with little bows on it called Pierrot. I took too much time to order it and when I finally wanted to, it was sold out. Last month, a new fabric arrived in their collection: the viscose hop hop hop. Same colour or almost, with little rabbits, I find it very similar and even maybe cutter so I took it. If you like a viscose there don’t wait too much to order it because once it’s sold out It’s not coming back!

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It’s a fine and fluid viscose fabric, which is very soft. I bought a special needle for wool/silk fabric to make it. The fabric is not easy to sew as it is moving a lot so I recommend you to buy amidon to stabilize it before you start to sew some areas.

To go with this fabric I didn’t have any pattern ideas at first. I needed something which would fit perfectly with a fluid fabric like this, so I had a look in my patterns and remembered Ada Spragg’s dress. I decided to do again La sylphide from Papercut pattern.

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To go with this fabric I didn’t have any pattern ideas at first. I needed something which would fit perfectly with a fluid fabric like this, so I had a look in my patterns and remembered Ada Spragg’s dress. I decided to do again La sylphide from Papercut pattern.

Not many difficulties this time either as I’ve already made here. I went for the same size as it fit just fine last time. In my opinion, the bow collar looks better in this viscose fabric than in chambray. If you need help during the construction of this dress and if the explanations are not clear enough, I recommend you to go have a look at Lladybird sew along which is very well made. I didn’t have enough fabric to make sleeves like last time, but I wanted something to cover my shoulders so I went for Georgina’s sleeves (pattern from Republique du Chiffon, my version here) and adapted them to this pattern.

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Throughout making the dress I thought I had a problem around the button placket right up until the end. Pleats were quite large around there but not really on the side of the dress, which wasn’t really nice. I continued to make it anyway and I decided to take of the interfacing that I put on the button placket of the skirt. This way, the weight was less around it and more all around the skirt. In the end, after making the buttonholes and sew the buttons, I realised that the skirt was pleating everywhere now. So I don’t think interfacing is a good idea when you sew a very thin and smooth fabric like this, or maybe mine was too thick. I recommend you to use amidon to make the buttonholes but that’s it I guess. The buttons were from my stash; a friend gave them to me a few weeks ago. I used round and flower shape buttons.

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So what do you think of this version? Which one do you like the most? Have you ever had fear like this in the middle of making a dress that eventually disappeared and it all worked out? Have a nice Sunday!

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Dress : Homemade, La sylphide

Bracelet : Homemade

Cardigan : Uniqlo/ Coat : Simmons/ Shoes : Modcloth/ Bag : Ruche

Comments

  • 10 November 2014
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    Cette robe est vraiment adorable et correspond tellement à ton style, c’est une réussite 🙂 Tu as bien fait d’utiliser ce tissu qui met si bien en avant la légèreté de ce modèle. J’aime beaucoup !

  • 10 November 2014
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    Waouh! Je ne connaissais pas ce patron, mais j’adore ta robe! Je vais regarder ça de plus près… Merci!

  • 10 November 2014
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    Quel courage de faire ça avec de la viscose ^^ le rendu est très très joli et te va a ravir.
    Et merci d’avoir répondu à la grande question qu’on se posait avec ma maman : est ce que le motif est un animal ou pas (héhé)

  • 10 November 2014
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    Très jolie robe aux lapins blancs, avec un petit côté Alice aux pays des merveilles 😉

  • 10 November 2014
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    Très jolie! Et j’adore le tissu choisi.

  • 10 November 2014
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    Elle est parfaite, juste sublime! Une fois de plus les photos sont très jolies et l’association patron/tissu est parfaitement trouvée!

  • 10 November 2014
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    Très très jolie robe, qui met bien en valeur le tissu!
    Et la mise en scène est super mignonne, et la tenue complète parfaite, une vraie réussite!

  • 10 November 2014
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    elle est bien jolie!!

  • 11 November 2014
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    Elle est très jolie cette robe et très réussie .
    Le tissu lapin est très chouette . Je le trouve légèrement régressif sans tomber dans le motif trop enfantin … Il faut y regarder à 2 fois pour voir qu’il s’agit de lapins.

  • 12 November 2014
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    Elle est superbe. Je trouve qu’effectivement ce tissu lui donne un meilleur tombé que le chambray, cependant je préfère les manches longues. Mais on fait avec ce que l’on a et ton adaptation est très bien. Ce doit être parce que je suis une grande frileuse alors les manches courtes glagla !!

  • 12 November 2014
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    Très joli tissu et j’aime beaucoup ce modèle de robe un peu rétro, bravo pour la couture et ces jolies photos d’automne !

  • 13 November 2014
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    Je suis contente d’avoir cette conclusion après toutes ses sueurs froides ! Mais je t’avais dit qu’elle serait parfaite 🙂
    Elle fait penser à la réglisse un peu du coup dans le tissu fluide. En tout cas moi j’adore !

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