I really love this month's make. I usually have a very strong idea of what fabric I want to work with and then I find a pattern, but this time, it was reversed. I had the 05-2015 Ottobre sewing magazine in my library, and I really was digging the Twig Dress (#1). I had seen it on Ann (a fellow fabricista) and so I knew how cute it could be, but I really wasn't sure from what fabric I should make it.
As is usual for me, though, I did my daily digging at the Fabric Mart site (I am addicted!), and in the new arrivals was this glorious medium weight Halston printed knit fabric with a nail print. I really dig abstract prints, and I like that from far away it looks like ice or broken glass, but upon close inspection, you can see that it is a digital print of many nails spilled on a surface. The minty blue-green, grey, and white coloring was also very appealing to me, so I told Fabric Mart to send me some of that to make the Twig Dress!
Above, on the left, is the Twig Dress. As you can see it is quite short on the model, who is my height, btw. I did have to lengthen mine by 2.5 inches, and I took up the barest amount on the hem. I do know I could wear it with leggings to school, but I often want to wear tights or bare legs, so I prefer to lengthen it for versatility.
I hadn't realized I had used the other sleeve length rather than the 3/4 length one on the Twig Dress (there were two lengths), but I am glad I did. I lengthened that one by 5/8" and after hemming, the length of the longer sleeve is hitting exactly where it should.
While looking for more information on this print, I spied this photo on Pinterest. Look! It appears to be the same fabric done up in a similar way. (Well, mine is more a-line, but still! Always exciting!)
BTW, the v-neck is not really a v-neck. I didn't add the dart like they suggested in order to create the v, and though I toyed with the idea, I actually think I like it better a bit more rounded. I am not the only one, most of the Twig dresses I have seen on the internet have also been of a rounded neckline and not of the v-variety!
Okay, that's it for this month. I have to say once I got the pattern traced, the rest of it came together pretty quickly. The fabric was very easy to sew and the instructions, while sparse, had just enough info for me to sew it up in a matter of hours. If you are just starting out, these instructions may not be enough, but for advanced beginners and up, this is a delightful, quick, and easy sew.
~Dina, My Superfluities.