Hi all! It's been a long time since I last posted anything. A lot has happened since then too. The last few weeks have been super hot, so I have just enjoyed the weather, mostly by swimming, to the point where the constant heat just makes you sick, haha. Now the weather is starting to cool down and I actually had to wear tights and a light jacket to go out. I love the autumn as well, but soon I know I will be missing the summer. It it so short here in Finland compared to the cold and long winter.
I have also sewn a couple of dresses for my own wardrobe. Here is one of them.
I used a medium weight poly-rayon colleen fabric that I bought from fabric.com. I think the fabric is very suitable for this style. The pattern is a 1950's STIL pattern I copied from a friend. I had to grade down the pattern and add a lot of ease to the waist. It was very, very curvy.
To finish the dress I had matching fabric covered buttons and belt buckle made at a local craft shop.
Also some of you might be interested to know that this is my hair dyed with body art quality henna. About 5 cm or 2 inches from the root is my natural hair + henna, nothing more. Body art quality henna has a very high lawsonia inermis content, so the stain is much deeper and darker than with henna meant for hair. I bought mine from Hennacat on Ebay.
How was your summer?