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The weather is starting to get a bit warmer in Tokyo and the sakura is blooming! So pretty… Spring is my favourite season of the year!
Well it is still not warm enough to go out without a jacket, but one can already start dreaming of warmer weather, right?
This is the Brigitte dress pattern from Republique du Chiffon. I previously made the Bernadette jacket, the top from the Anne-Marie set, and also Robe Melanie from the book Un Ete Couture from RDC and am always impressed with the fact that the patterns are relatively simple to make but give professional-looking results! From looking at the picture on the envelope of this pattern, I thought it would be quite difficult, but except for making the fabric-covered buttons (you can opt to use regular buttons too:-) and the button loops, it was quite a breeze to make this.
So excited about this make that I am putting up a picture of me trying to twirl the skirt, instead of the normal stiff pictures:-)
The fabric is also quite cool! it is Cotton & Steel cotton lawn, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it! I love printed fabrics but I rarely see them in cotton lawn so I had to get some! I didn’t even know I was going to make Brigitte with it at the time, but it is a good match, no? What’s great about it is that it doesn’t wrinkle much – I am wearing this for the second time in this picture (without ironing before that) – not bad!
Okay, back to the usual stiff pose…^_^;
There isn’t much else to say about the pattern itself, as mentioned above it was a straight-forward make. What I like most about the pattern is the waist with the gathers. Since I have a rectangular body shape, it is nice to have a little waist definition created by the waistband with gathers above and below it, and I prefer this to putting an elastic inside. I made a size 36, and the only modification (other than adding the usual 2 cm length to the bodice and 1 cm length to the skirt) is to not add the sleeve bands. I saw Merci Patron’s lovely version made leaving off the sleeve bands and decided to follow suit – glad I did as I like it this way much better and it would fit better under cardigans this way anyway:-)
The front has 10 buttons! It was a bit fiddly making the button loops and fabric-covered buttons but I love the result!
The little gathers in various places make for such simple but pretty detailing…
Have you had any “love at first sight” fabrics recently?
Thanks for reading and have a nice weekend!
生地はCotton & Steelのコットンローンで、生地屋さんのネットショップで一目惚れして衝動買いしたものです^^