Sigma - Papercut Patterns
Hello Everyone! I’m back!
This week my article is about another very wintery dress (it’s February so it has to be right), the Sigma dress from the New Zealand company Papercut Patterns. I saw this dress online a few times and I really liked it and then two versions made me decide to plan this project: the lovely dress from Anne a few months ago and then Céline’s a few weeks ago. But as I had bought the Sylphide dress pattern already I didn’t really want to buy another one just yet; don’t get me wrong I love this company so much – I love the style of their patterns and I love the packaging. Sadly, if I buy the paper version (and that’s what I try to do when I can) I need to wait a few weeks to receive it and the cost is quite expensive. And then one of my friends asked me to sew a dress for her niece for Christmas and as a thank you she bought this pattern for me! I’m so grateful!
When I went to the Globetex shop around Christmas (Yes I bought a lot of fabric from there as you all guessed!) I found this amazing wool (navy – don’t be mad at me please). It was the first time I would make a dress in a wool fabric as last year lets be honest, I didn’t really respect the seasons in my sewing projects (hum hum – but don’t forget that work places are kept well heated here in Quebec so that’s my excuse). So anyway, I found this wool fabric which is a very good quality and navy. So I have to clear something up for you now; 1) for my defense, Globetex has a LOT of amazing fabrics but I haven’t found any original colours or prints and 2) this was bought BEFORE my New Year’s resolutions!! Ah-Ah!
This time I chose the long sleeve version with a gathered skirt on the side (V2) as it’s the one that caught my eye. Before I started anything sewing related – I washed my fabric!!!! I’ll try to do it every time now as I’m so worried that the fabric will shrink if I don’t. I lined the body and skirt for two reasons: 1) for a better fit and 2) so it will not itch too much! I used a light cotton as a lining (sorry I have no pictures of it – too cold!). I took the pockets off as the fabric and the lining was too thick and it was making kind of a bump on each side – not pretty.
The explanations were very clear so I didn’t have any problems when sewing this dress. This was the same with the fit. I chose the same size as my Sylphide and it worked out well. As I said earlier, if the delivery price/pattern was a bit cheaper then I would buy the entire collection (I know they exist on PDF but it’s not the same sometimes).
I saw this picture on Pinterest a few weeks ago and I was like – OH My God – this is SO pretty! I love lace in general but when used as a subtle detail like this I couldn’t resist! So I found some lace that my mum had given to me and added it onto the sleeves – I love it.
All in all I really like this dress even if I feel like the wool makes it quite fancy which was something I wasn’t expecting. I’ll try to make a more casual one later on but for now this one is good to go out in or to wear for work. We took these pictures by the park next to our flat as it was 0 degrees outside so perfect weather for pictures! I think the snow looks so beautiful in these pictures as well. So, do you like this dress? Have a nice week everyone!
Dress : Sigma, Papercut Patterns
Size : XXS
Fabric : Wool from Globetex (MTL)
Alterations : No pockets.