So on we go with the little catch up trip.
We stopped around the change of the years. Just before the Christmas holidays at home I ordered the mentioned new fabric. Beware it'll get very colourful.
This one, but in red for me
and this one for my boyfriend.
I probably will never hold such fabrics in my stash.
You've might already guessed the occasion for colours like that... a 70s party was ahead.
My boyfriends mum had her 60th birthday 60s/70s themed and wanted her guests to come in costume. And you know what it's like...
"Hey your girlfriend is a dressmaker, surely she can quickly whip up some great costume for you...."
Erm... not really. Especially as the 70s are not really my favourite fashion era. At least not the 1970s *lol*
Another first time was making mens' fashion.
While still in school we had the opportunity to create a slim fit dress shirt pattern with our boyfriend's/husband's/brother's, etc. measurements via CAD and have it plotted if wished.
So I went to try it right in the eye-cancer-creating fabric. The fitting then showed that my boyfriend rather needs a regular fit pattern, as he has quite protruding lower ribs. Also he has rather broad shoulders for his clothes size.
I altered the back a best as I could, still the shirt ended up a bit tight around the shoulders and upper arms.
My boyfriend liked it anyway and even accompanied me to buy matching flower buttons in neon pink and yellow (and was a bit shocked, how much buttons can cost ^^).
For my dress I searched the web for 70s pattern images and came across this one:
The red dress seemed really fitting for my fabric and the pattern was perfect for my taste- not too short and a higher neckline.
I adapted the Burda "Danielle" dress pattern by lowering the empire waist line, lengthening the sleeve and raising the neckline. Also I bought a white wide belt, just as the image shows.
The dress is fully lined in light green (as the satin was rather shine through and thin) and is closed with a blue invisible zipper. Both came from my stash again.
Here's the result:
and in action
I hope you don't have burning eyes now ;)
Thanks for reading, see you soon