Thursday, November 24, 2011

Grey Dress and better Minoru Pics

I have a few pics to share today, the first is a dress that I made yonks ago but hadn't photographed until yesterday, and also is some better pictures of my Minoru jacket, as the previous ones didn't show the colour very faithfully.

This dress is New Look pattern 6726. I've made it up before, but this time went for the normal straps rather than the buttoned ones (as the buttons are painful when carrying a bag!). For this dress I used some fabric that I got from Tessuti called "Peppercorn" (unfortunately I can't find it on their site). The fabric was some kind of blend, and is lusciously soft, I wish there was a way for you to stroke it through the computer screen, it's so lovely.

As I'd spent ages fitting the dress last time and had marked those changes onto the pattern pieces I didn't bother fitting at all along the way when making this dress. I figured the brown version fits me great still so I'll be ok. Turns out there's a bit of a fitting issue along the princess seams in the bust which aren't obvious in the dark brown fabric but are glaringly obvious in the grey.

Nevermind, the dress is still more than wearable, and most of all has the super awesome pockets that I love so much from the first version. (I do like this dress, despite my expression in the above picture suggesting otherwise!)

And the second thing I wanted to show you today, the better photos of my Minoru Jacket. Nothing against Laura, who took the first photos, and did a great job under the terrible conditions (after dark, inside with average light and using my crappy camera). Now I have some daylight photos where you can see the jacket a little better.

Front and Hood (less comically large when my hair is tied back):


Ready for the rain:

Don't you love the oversized collar:

And more importantly, I can't believe I forgot to show a picture of the lining last time!!

If you want to make a Minoru yourself, make sure you head over to the sewaholic shop, as the pattern is now in stock!


  1. Ooooh, lovely makes all round! The colour of your Minoru is incredible!

  2. Love that jacket! I totally emphasize with your lighting dilemma, I barely see daylight at the moment as it is dark by the time i get home from work. These pics are fab though!

  3. I love your jacket! Did you seal the seams to keep it watertight?

  4. Your Jacket is very beautiful and i like the colour, i have to do it someday.

    Have a nice Day


  5. You did a really beautiful job on that jacket and it looks pretty complicated to me. Love the color too.

  6. Alison: no I didn't seal the seams at all, which hasn't seemed to be a problem. Because it's raglan sleeved there aren't really any "exposed" seams on the shoulders. The only place I maybe wish i had was along the collar by the hood. The seam up the centre of the hood stayed water tight despite being on the top of my head though

  7. Ooooou! Nice linning! Thanks for posting a pic of it for us. :o) Your coat definitely makes me want to try the Minoru myself! Gorgeous.

  8. I like your dress and the jacket. Tasia's patterns are very smart in their design.



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