Thursday, January 19, 2012

Madeleine skirt


I finally tackled my first pattern from Victory Patterns and I'm so happy with it!
I made the Madeleine skirt, but shortened it a lot, since tea lenght doesn't look too good on a short girl like me.


This skirt was my entry for this week at the Sew Weekly and I'm so happy it was featured on the front page! The theme of the week is "buttons"and, if you didn't already, go check the contributors' creations out, because there some truly inspiring garments, as always.
If you want to know more about my skirt, you can read it here.


49 comments:

  1. The skirt is great! But I alos love that shirt. Did you sew that? And if so, is it a pattern from Burda Magazine?

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    1. Thank you!
      The blouse was RTW, I bought it in the sales, it was huge on me, but it costed so little. I refashioned it using the same bodice pattern as my "Apple of My Eye" blouse. Unfortunately it's a pattern from "La Mia Boutique" magazine, but it's the best fitting pattern I've found so far for my torso.

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  2. So sweet! Nice job. I also love the blouse you're wearing too. Did you make that as well?

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    1. Thank you! For the blouse, see the reply above. Unfortunately I didn't document the refashioning of the blouse, d'oh!

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  3. Questa gonna è bellissima, mi piace un sacco! E ancora congratulazioni per la front page :)

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  4. How lovely, the shorter length is perfect on you! And congrats on being featured on the front page!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marie!
      Yes, I think tea lenght would have looked disastrous on me.

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  5. I wasn't initially a fan of that pattern- I think the length threw me off. But I I love your version! The shorter length is really nice. It's such a unique skirt.

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    1. Thanks! You're not the first to tell me they revalued the pattern and I'm so happy about it!

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  6. Weeehhh!! Che carina!! *____* Complimentoni!
    e anche la camicetta è carinissima insieme :)

    Anch'io ho finito la gonna "zuccosa"! :)

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    1. Graziee! ^_^
      Corro a vedere la tua, sono curiosissima!

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  7. Skirt is lovely... Wasn't too convinced about the pattern originally but having second thoughts now :) Read your contribution on the sew weekly and I have a tip for you re topstitching with regular thread... Check out this post by sewaholic... http://sewaholic.net/what-is-triple-stitch/

    Hope it helps and congratulations once again

    Sarah

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    1. Thank you! I saw that post a few days ago and I immediately thought "if only I had read it sooner"! It will be useful for the next time. Thanks for linking it!

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  8. Love it! very nice and vintage-y looking

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I love the vintage feel of Victory Patterns, it's very great for a modern look and not too litteral.

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  9. Oh wow, it's beautiful! I want this whole outfit.

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  10. Oh! Ma... ma e' splendida!!! O_O Sono siceramente sconvolta, sei bravissima!! (ora ti corteggero' all'infinito per farmene una, hihi!)
    Un bacione!
    Ale

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    1. Ale, grazie mille!! E grazie per essere passata di qui.
      Chissà, in futuro... ;-)

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  11. Just saw this featured on the Sew Weekly - it's gorgeous! Such cute styling and I love the lighting in your photos too!!

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    1. Thank you so much!
      These photos were like childbirth, the autofocus on my camera was acting out that day and I spent little less than an hour bare armed in the freezing cold. At least, I'm very satified of the result!

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  12. per le custodie ho seguito questo tutorial
    http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/2011/05/iphone-pouch-tutorial.html
    e quando l'interno è ancora staccato dal resto ho cucito sulla parte anteriore un capo del nastro e ho fatto due taglietti al centro dell'interno posteriore in modo che funzionasse da passante. Ci ho infilato dentro il nastro e poi ho finito la custodia.
    In pratica quando il cell è dentro, tirando il capo del nastro si solleva dalla base ..
    è molto più semplice di quanto non lo sia spiegarlo a parole :)

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    1. Eureka, ho capito! Grazie mille per la spiegazione. è veramente geniale come soluzione, credo che te la copierò!

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  13. Yes! I'm so excited to see this. I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it, and have been dying to see someone make it up. Your version is lovely. The shorter length is way better too :)

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  14. I love what you done with it, great work!

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  15. Yours is the first garment from Victory I've seen sewn up - definitely convinced now that I want to give them a try. Fantastic job!

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad I convinced you!

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  16. I'm nearly finished the "Ava" dress and the "Madeline" was next one my list so its lovely to see one made up. You've done a great job it looks fantastic, i like the shorter length :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I'm very curious to see the Ava pattern made, cause I'm about to cut it myself!

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  17. Beautiful. I just bought the Anouk and can't wait to get it started!

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  18. YAY! Beautiful! And, as always, your photos are so beautiful. You know I imagine you to live in a little cottage in the woods, right?

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    1. Thank you! It's my parents' home, it's on the top of a hill, they have the woods on two sides and the view of the Alps on the other two. You need to take the car to go everywhere, but the scenery is so amazing.

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    2. Oh man, that's even better than I imagined! I am very envious! x

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  19. Love the seams on that skirt. It reminds me of something Bavarian . I l always learn of new pattern designers from you.

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  20. Just want to echo how much I love this skirt! I commented on Sew Weekly, too, but girl, you did a GREAT job! The shorter length is perfect! So cute!

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  21. Oh so cute! Lovely to see some of the first Victory Patterns makes popping up on the internets. Ooh great photos too.

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  22. J'adore! Autant la jupe que la chemise! Très beau..

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  23. Hello Paunnet, it is so lovely to see a completed Madeleine! I've just made a Hazel dress from Victory patterns & have also bought this pattern. I had lots of recommendations to come & check out your version- it's fantastic - I like that you've made it shorter for you too. I am not sure what I shall make mine out of & it is too tempting to make it the same as on the pattern (especially as I have some bright blue linen!) So, thank you for your interpretation, it's inspiring :-)

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    1. Thank you so much, you're too kind!
      Is this (http://scruffybadgertime.co.uk/2012/01/its-victory-for-the-hazel-dress/) your Hazel dress? I saw it a few days ago and forgot to leave a comment. It's such a darling dress, I love how it turned out!

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  24. I left a comment over on SewWeekly, but I wanted to leave a note on your on site too. I love your skirt and how cool it was to see you featured on SewWeekly for it.

    I just learnt about Victory patterns not long ago and this skirt was immediatly one of my favs.

    The blouse you paired with your Madeleine makes your whole outfit just amazing! Can't see what you'll be making next. :)

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  25. I saw this dress when it was first posted over at the Sew Weekly and I've followed your blog for awhile now, but I just wanted to say how much I love the way you paired the outfit with tights and laced boots. I never get excited about shoes for cold weather, but I picked up laced boots in black and brown (from Italy!) after seeing several of your posts and I now feel a little better about leaving warm weather behind me. Although if it were up to me it'd be warm all year round! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  26. What a sweet comment, thank you so much, Amanda!
    I love autumn and I could live in boots (I actually do in cold weather). I hope you'll love your new boots! :D

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