Wednesday, 21 January 2015

#pineapplesaresohotrightnow

Call it Summer madness - #pineapples. Here's the top/skirt pineapple combo I made last year.
 
Then Darn Cheap Fabrics put up pics of their pineapple print fabrics on IG. All I'm saying is their phone purchasing service is quick, just like their mailing service.

Here's a simple romper - made in one day. McCalls 6362.
This pattern is designed for wovens and since this fabric has very little stretch, I made it without a zipper in the back but used lace elastic at the neckline and armholes. I'm rethinking this and about to add a zipper at the centre front neckline - in black of course.
I've used this as a go-to piece when the weather is hot/steamy and I'm lazying around the house. Well I don't lazy too much when I can sew instead.

You know how they say 'what you do on the first day of the year, you'll do all year?" Well I cut and made this dress on NY Day - Vogue 8949.
I'm aiming to blend into the garden.
I originally used this dress pattern for my December Minerva Make and it's such a great fit and my current fitted go-to dress for Summer - 'now with sleeves'. Yes. It's fully lined. 
The day I wore it is was great to wear but I felt a bit meh, so I added the zipper to the front right seam for a 'bit of interest' and raised the hem to just above the knees.
I keep the zip closed for work. 
Now I'm thinking of applying a longer zipper in the front skirt seam for an evening version. 

Uhm ... I have enough of this print left to make another dress but this fabric is fairly firm (linen) so I'll have to pattern dive and find something with interest.

21 comments:

beajay said...

You really are having a run on pineapples at the moment. Love them. Great idea with the zip. Very special.

Margo Bergman said...

You certainly found some great pineapple prints. Cute dress! You got me thinking about what I did on NY's day. I think I went for a long run... Good but I wish I had done some sewing too!

Allison C said...

Who even knew there was not one but at least three different pineapple prints out there! They all look great - and surprisingly different to each other. Maybe I should track one down for my Sydney trip!

Sharon said...

You are definitely having a lot of fun with pineapples and your latest dress is very smart and the zip addition cheeky.

SewJillian said...

The linen is perfect for this dress! I've been struggling to decide what to make with mine because of it's hand. I am definitely going with a dress too.

Sam said...

You are picking some great pineapple fabrics! That dress looks lovely. Worryingly, on New Year's Day I think I stayed indoors, watched rubbish television and ate rubbish food. NOT what I intend to be doing all year!

Elizabeth said...

The peplum looks so good on the first dress. Who knew, pineapples? How hospitable!

Rhonda Buss said...

Love the addition of the zipper :)

Gail said...

Mrs Golden Circle! I love the peplum dress.

poppykettle said...

Pineapples! I love Gail's comment... Mrs Golden Circle indeed ;)

Velosewer said...

I'm liking the zip idea more and more.

Velosewer said...

Going for a long run sounds good to me Margo.

Velosewer said...

I may have one for you.

Velosewer said...

:)

Velosewer said...

I've made the remnant into another fitted dress Jillian and it's unlined. It still holds its own because the fabric is so firm.

Velosewer said...

With your skills Sam, I think you'll still have a brilliant year ahead.

Velosewer said...

They are fun.

Velosewer said...

Thankfully the seam was the perfect spot for the zipper.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Gail.

Velosewer said...

Cheers ;)

Amy T said...

oooh flirty zipper! I love the print. I can't wait to see what else you make from the fabric

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