Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Bleuet dress with View of the Eiffel Tower

Size: 38-40-44
Alterations: Skipped the sleeves and finished the armholes with bias tape.

Gosh, it feels like I haven't posted a finished project in such a long time!
I've been a little less productive than usual, lately, but still...

Anyways, this cute little dress was finished and photographed in February, but I never got around to blog about it. I didn't like the photos I took then, and I was wearing long sleeves and tights in them, which felt a little out of season, so I just retook them last week.

What can I say about this dress that I haven't said already?
In case you missed them, I made three versions of this dress (1, 2 and 3), and every time I said how much I love this pattern. Heck, it's probably my favorite of all the wide world! Just perfect for me, with the collar, the buttons, and the cute little bow in the back.

This time, I went again with no contrast collar and bow and chose to go will all print. I think a black collar and bow might have been cute, but my initial instinct was to maximize this adorable print. As I wrote above, the fabric I used is the "Vue sur la Tour Eiffel" print by Fifi Mandrac for Atelier Brunette, which I purchased from Supercut
I fell in love with the little Tour Eiffels, benches and French flags of this fabric immediately. They're a perfect reminder of one of my favorite cities, Paris, and of a beautiful trip I took there in 2009. The light grey background is a bit harsh on my skintone (or lack thereof) right now, and it will look so much better as soon as I have a little bit of tan.

But speaking of fabric, Marine of Supercut graciously offered a 10% discount code for my readers on a selection of my favorite fabrics:

1. Cotton printed fabric - 2. Japanese fabric Nancy Wolff "Circus" yellow - 3. Plumetis fabric ecru - 4. Printed fabric moose
5. Echino buck turquoise - 6. Black chambray - 7. Printed fabric birds - 8. Red chambray
9. Vespa corail - 10. Blue silk - 11. Sailor striped ecru/red - 12. Flannel little elephants
Some of them are in limited quantities, so hurry up!
You just need to use the code PAUNNET on a purchase of minimum 35€. The discount is valid through June 18th.
Supercut now also has a sponsorship program (introduce your friends to Supercut and get a 3€ discount) and a loyalty program (more details here). Also, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to get the latest news and offers.

Happy shopping!

Taglia: 38-40-44
Modifiche: Non ho messo le maniche e ho rifinito il giromanica con lo sbieco.


Cavoli, mi sembra di non aver pubblicato un progetto finito da secoli!
Ultimamente sono stata un po' meno produttiva del solito, ma non così tanto...

Ad ogni modo, questo bell'abitino è stato finito addirittura a febbraio, ma non era ancora riuscito ad arrivare sul blog. Non mi piacevano le foto che avevo fatto allora, e i collant e le maniche lunghe che indossavo, adesso risultano un po' fuori stagione, così ho rifatto tutto la settimana scorsa. 

Cosa posso dire di questo modello che non abbia già detto?
In caso ve le foste perse, ho cucito tre versioni di quest'abito (12 e 3), ed ogni volta ve ne ho decantato le lodi. Adoro questo modello, anzi è proprio il mio preferito di tutto il mondo :)
E' perfetto per me, coi bottoni, il colletto e l'adorabile fiocco sul retro. 

Stavolta ho optato di nuovo per colletto e fiocco non a contrasto. Anche se sarebbero stati carini in tinta unita sul nero, ho deciso di seguire il mio istinto iniziale e di usare al massimo la bellissima fantasia di questo tessuto. Come detto sopra, si tratta di "Vue sur la Tour Eiffel" di Fifi Mandrac per Atelier Brunette, che ho acquistato da Supercut.
Mi sono innamorata subito di questo tessuto: le piccole Tour Eiffel, panchine e bandierine francesi mi riportano alla mente Parigi, una delle mie città preferite, e del bellissimo viaggio fatto proprio lì nel 2009, rendendomi felice tutte le volte che lo indosso. Il grigio chiaro dello sfondo non sta benissimo sul mio pallore cadaverico, ma sarà molto meglio appena avrò un minimo di abbronzatura (che con questo caldo, nemmeno io riuscirò ad evitare).

Ma a proposito di tessuti, Marine, la proprietaria di Supercut, ha generosamente offerto un codice sconto del 10% su una selezione dei miei tessuti preferiti: 

1. Cotone uccelli - 2. Nancy Wolff "Circus" - 3. Plumetis ecru - 4. Tessuto alci
5. Echino buck turchese - 6. Chambray nero - 7. Uccelli Dsquared - 8. Chambray rosso
9. Vespa Corail - 10. Seta blu - 11. Righe ecru/rosso - 12. Flanella elefanti

Alcuni tessuti sono in quantità limitata, perciò sbrigatevi! 
Vi basta usare il codice PAUNNET su un acquisto di almeno 35€. Lo sconto è valido fino al 18 giugno.

Supercut adesso ha anche un programma di segnalazione (presenta un amico e ottieni 3€ di sconto) e un programma fedeltà (leggi qui per i dettagli). Inoltre, seguite la pagina Facebook e Instagram per essere aggiornati su offerte e novità. 

Buono shopping!

20 comments:

  1. OH MY! This dress is so pretty! The fabric goes perfectly with the pattern. :)

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  2. This is seriously gorgeous, Anna! x

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  3. It's so pretty - love that fabric!

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  4. This is such a pretty dress and the fit is perfect!

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  5. Such a beautiful fabric and a perfect pairing with that pattern!

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  6. Wow! Such a pretty Bleuet! I should really make on of these I own the pattern for a pretty long time now, whoops.

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  7. As usual a beautiful make with beautiful fabric- I need this pattern !

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  8. adorable! and I just picked up some of this fabric for an upcoming quilt :)

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  9. This is so gorgeous! I LOVE this fabric so much- every time I see it pop up somewhere I'm so jealous! Who do we need to talk to to get Atelier Brunette fabrics in the US?! :)

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  10. Hello Ginger, we can also arrange shipping in the US - and bear in mind we take off the italian VAT off our retail price when we ship outside europe! Marine

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  11. What an amazing dress! I love the fabric!

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  12. Sign me up too! I love this fabric so much!

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  13. Maybe you can go on the site of Atelier Brunette : http://atelierbrunette.com/en/, or Anna Ka Bazaar : http://www.annakabazaar.com/en/125-atelier-brunette.
    Anna, I think it's the first time I see Bleuet in this fabric. It's really cute !

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  14. Thanks so much for the post and the discount! I snapped up the last 3 meters of the cute bird fabric (nr 7) to make Mccall's 6959, can't wait for it to arrive!

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  15. Anna this is a lovely dress! Can I ask, I also have this pattern and I also cover three sizes like you. Do you blend between the sizes on every pattern piece? I hope you can help.

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  16. Sorry for taking so long to reply!
    I blend sizes between armhole and waist, and between waist and hips. I use the collar and sleeve pieces in the size I used for the upper bodice (in my case, 38) and the hem facing corresponding to my hip size.
    I hope it helped :)

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  17. Thank you, that has helped a lot :-)

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