La Sylphide Sewalong: Here's Mine!
I made this up with a lovely cotton voile, which sewed and pressed like a dream. Since the fabric is so lightweight, I can see this effortlessly transitioning to summer wear (with some little teensy little Rite of Spring shorts, of course).
Since cotton voile has quite a bit more body than the chiffons and silks suggested in the pattern, it gives quite a different end result than the cover picture! I love how the bow and peplum have some subtle structure to them.
I LOVE how this dress turned out! Love love love love love! Can't believe it's taken me a full year to make up the dress, but it was totally worth the wait. I used this gorgeous sheer silk georgette that has lurex woven into the design, so it's nice and sparkly to boot! This fabric was very easy to work with - I love silk georgette because it looks like a chiffon, but it's a bit easier to handle. The only downside is that the lurex makes it difficult to press without a lot of melting (which is why you should use a press cloth). I originally planned on wearing this with a silk slip underneath, but it's actually not sheer at all so yay for unintentional modesty!
It's funny how this is the same pattern as the blouse, but it looks totally different thanks to my fabric choice. It's much more floaty and dare I say ethereal. I'd love to make this up like the cover picture - with a solid silk chiffon and a matching silk slip. Hm, sounds like a plan for 2014!
Finally, here's my skirt! I used a gorgeous wool crepe and self-covered buttons for a simple wardrobe basic that is everything but boring. Seriously, since I've finished this skirt I've worn it more times than I can count - it goes with everything! I especially love it with this red sweater; I feel like a little Valentine :)
As an added bonus: the La Sylphide skirt looks great paired up with the La Sylphide blouse. Tuck in the peplum, and it looks like a colorblocked dress. I didn't get a picture of my ensemble, but you'll have to trust me on this one :)
It's hard to believe these three pieces came from the same pattern, huh? I love me a versatile pattern that I can make over and over with such different (in a good way) results!
In case you missed the beginning of the sew-along, here's a round-up of all the posts. These will be here until the end of time (the internet never forgets), so you can reference back to them whenever you feel so inclined!
Big huge special thanks to
for generously sponsoring the amazing fabrics you saw during the sew-along (and in the finished pieces). Be sure to check out their locations in New Zealand and Australia, as well as their blog and Instagram. That's all for now, folks! Don't forget to upload your finished La Sylphides to the Flickr Group because I need to get my lurk on. Have a wonderful holiday!