- Name: Joy (from Inside Out)
- Pattern: Anna dress from By Hand London
- Fabric: Lemon colour plain cotton poplin from Minerva Crafts.
Yes, I made another one. Another plain yellow dress. You might remember other yellow dresses; Nala, Jane Porter, Lumiere and Tweety. This one was a bit of a purpose. On Instagram, I revealed to you which colours I’m using for my bridesmaid’s dresses. Pink, green, blue and purple. To get all the pastel colours, I’m the yellow one – because that’s my favourite colour. So when I purchased these fabric, and me being selfish, I had to have one for myself.
There was no doubt which pattern I was going to use for this bright wonderful lemon colour fabric. The Anna dress has been a solid one with it’s beautifully shaped bodice. I have never used the V-neckline so I figured I have a go at it. I do like it, but not as much as I like the boat neckline.
Instead of the panelled skirt, I wanted to make a full gathered skirt. It’s easier to make and gives it a more 50’s vibe, which I love. It’s hard to make beautiful dresses at the end of April and the weather says f*ck you I’m going to snow on your parade. I wear dresses almost daily so right now I’m wearing it with tights, but I wish that Trondheim will turn over to spring soon. Wearing a dress on its own is so much more liberating.
Since I actually don’t have anything more to say, because it’s a pattern I’ve made before I’m just going to show you me in my new beautiful Joy dress.
I manage to complete all the four bridesmaids dresses before Easter so they could try it on. Thanks to Buddha, they all fit! I’m not going to show them just yet, but I’ll show you the hem. This was my best attempt at photographing the garments on my own and with very difficult natural light.
I haven’t had the chance to use any of these stitches from my machine yet, and this was a perfect opportunity! The top left is apples, top right is butterflies, bottom left is dogs and bottom right is cars. My hem is stars!
On another note, I am participating in #mmmay17 this year again. If you want to join in on the fun and meet other makers around the world as well you can read more about it on Zoe’s blog. It has been eight years since she has started hosting this event. This will be my third year pledging, here is this years pledge:
I, Sophie of www.sopbac.com and @sopbac_ on Instagram, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear at least one handmade garment each day and have done a perfect muslin of my wedding dress for the duration of May 2017.
I hope that you would follow my pledge on Instagram for May (and further of course), and I’m sorry in advance for all the mirror selfies about to happen over there. You can also read about my 2016 pledge here.