Monday, December 30, 2013

Sew Ver(it)y Green

I have to say, I'm not sure if I am a very good Sewcialist. I don't have a facebook page, I still haven't quite gotten the hang of hanging around on Twitter, and my i*phone is so old that it doesn't support Instagram (it takes almost a minute to load Twitter, which may be part of the problem)... And anyway, I kinda like the old-fashioned blogging stuff. ;) But anyway. This Sewcialist thing is rather fun. Especially since we're sewing a rainbow!
I was a bit late for #redoctober (my Looks Like Christmas dress was an early December make), but I managed to sew #greendecember in time! I actually had three projects planned, but the other two didn't quite turn out like I wanted. They may be refashioned/altered at some point...

Anyway, on to my Ver(it)y Green December dress!
The facts: 
Pattern: Verity Dress by Moxie Patterns
Fabric: 2m of green wooly sweater knit fabric from the Maybachufer fabric market.
Notions: none
Time to complete: a couple of hours, plus another hour for hemming.
Techniques used: The seams are overlocked, the sleeves and hem are turned under and hand-stitched.
Alterations: I took a couple of centimeters out of the back bodice, midriff band and skirt, tapering to nothing at theneckline. After trying it on, I realized that the fabric was pretty heavy, especially since the skirt is nice and full, and the weight was dragging the fabric down a lot. Like, the midriff band sat on my hips. So I eliminated it, and since I didn't want to do the bust gathers again, I made them into box pleats instead. The midriff seam still sits a bit low for my taste, but it's alright, I guess. I cut the neckline higher than in the pattern, since I figured that the lower neckline was my mistake last time with the split collar. This one sits nicely and I may add a couple of big green buttons that Maider gifted me a while ago.
First worn: To a Christmas party with my friends.
Thoughts: I love the fabric, it's so cozy and warm and a perfect shade of blue-ish green! I also really like the split collar and full semicircle skirt. :)
How's your holiday going? I had a lovely and relaxing Christmas with my family, and now some friends from Berlin are visiting us here in the country to celebrate New Year's with Raclette and Fondue. Yum.

9 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful Green December! I had raclette for Christmas too :)

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  2. Looks cozy! I don't have a Facebook for my blog either, if it makes you feel better. Just the personal one, which I try to avoid spamming up with my blog posts and any Instagram photos that are more sewing-specific.

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  3. This is really pretty! I love the collar... I just got Facebook and am trying not to rip my hair out as I figure out how to get it to work!

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  4. What a lovely color of green, looks very fetching om you

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  5. I also don't have facebook and twitter, but actually I don't mind because my hands are full with sewing and blogging :) I really like your green December make and always admire that you make so many alterations. That's great. Fondue and Raclette! I hadn't had these in ages. But that reminds me I have a Raclette, but when using it you have to sit in the garden because for some reason it is smoking like crazy :P Have a Happy New Year!

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  6. Nice go with your second Verity! I never have the patience to rework a pattern but that is one of my goals for this year: be patient, work on skills acquisition. You are the queen of re-using patterns so I should take a leaf from your book :)

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  7. I agree, I like blogging. I have so far managed to avoid facebook and twitter pretty much completely. I think if I tried to be on every social media thing available I would go crazy!
    The collar on this version came out super cute!

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  8. This shade of green suits you so well! I haven't got onto twitter or instagram yet either (blush) I think the blog is enough for now :)

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  9. This looks so lovely! That color is so pretty on you, and I love how you made the sleeves a different color. I hate it when the fabric is so heavy that it pulls down the top of the dress. :( I've had that happen a couple of times when I've made knit dresses with fuller skirts. You did exactly what I would've done by removing the midriff band. I've also shortened the bodice and midriff lengths to compensate for the stretch.

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