I finally finished an (at-times-challenging) Lena Wrap Dress hack; the Lena Just Wrap!
No, not for my wedding. Not yet, anyway.
I’ve been invited to two weddings this year so I’m looking forward to making some party dresses! I think I will revisit the silhouette I passed over in favour of a floor length gown for the wedding I attended last summer, and so either Butterick 6129 or Butterick 5748 are on my list for one of the weddings. Continue reading “Wedding Invites”
There are few real surprises in life once you’re an adult (or certainly few nice ones!) so it made my day yesterday to receive a free gift of two metres of fabric from Adam Ross Fabrics! Continue reading “A True Surprise!”
I’m in need of some very soft, drapey tulle fabric but every online retailer I’ve bought samples from so far has sent me much crisper, scratchy net instead. It’s for a long skirt with a romantic feel.
Does anyone know of a good retailer I can contact? Ideally one who has a choice of colours but I would consider dying some if I can only find white/off-white.
Did you know ‘Lena’ means ‘firewood’ in Swedish? And ‘brothel-keeper’ in Latin? No? Why ever not?! 😛
However, in the sewing world, the Lena is a faux wrap dress made in jersey fabric(s), with two sleeve lengths and optional lace overlay. Developed by Simple Sew, the Lena has been on my ‘to sew’ list for a while as I buy plenty of RTW wrap dresses as I love the style of them. I obtained the pattern free with Issue 35 of Love Sewing magazine so I’ve had it for a while.
Just a quick entry to show you the finished anchor jersey t-shirt I made….
Considering my RTW wardrobe consists of a lot of stretch jersey, it isn’t a fabric I have much of. I love jersey tops because they’re comfy, they are pretty universal, and (best of all) they don’t require ironing!