Monday, 17 August 2015

Brynna and Liberty

Brynna has been on my wishlist and when White Tree Fabrics brought in Sew Liberated patterns, I was more than happy to match this dress with Liberty fabric strawberry thief print.

Brynna has softness and waistline structure that is forgiving. The collar screamed piping to me so I used navy satin bias binding for the collar. I’ll be pairing Brynna with blue accessories for either work or weekend wear.

Liberty fabric
White Tree Fabrics has lots of Liberty prints and this print intrigued me because it wasn’t the small floral type so there is some work in matching the print for most patterns.

Brynna has lots of gathers so pairing this with Strawberry Thief print made matching seams less stressful.

What did I adjust?
The shoulder seams as usual. So the shoulder seams are 1.5cm forward.
I took off 5cm off the hem length.

The other aspect I realised on the test version is the pockets are very wide and deep for me. This was an easy fix. I folded out 4cm from the pocket width and 3cm off the pocket depth.

The neckline is wide enough to not need a closure. I tried to use the tie loop on the test dress but couldn’t figure out how it worked so I left it out for this version.

Elastic, elastic, elastic
The sleeves have hat elastic in the hem. I could have used clear swimwear elastic but I had hat elastic in my stash that I bought from the supermarket, out of curiosity.
The waistband has 2cm non-roll elastic and 1cm elastic.

Seams
On the bodice and sleeves, I’ve used French seams. The rest of the seams are overlocked.

Will I wear this style dress in future?
Oh yes.
This is such an easy style dress to wear. The print colours are darker that the traditional Liberty prints and fit into my existing array of jackets, shoes and boots.
The fabric washes well, irons nicely and if the fabric creases, you can’t really notice it. So this print is a win in my books.

Thank you White Tree Fabrics for supplying this pattern and fabric.

My next Sew Liberated pattern project: Simple Skinny Jeans. I’ve been reading everyone else’s review of this pattern and I’m ready to give this jeans pattern a ‘burl Shirl’.

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