May 4th, Teal Traina

I have a closetful of stuff that never see the light of day. 
This Teal Traina pattern coatdress in stretch silk is one of them. It was made when I got a real kick out of making complicated stuff with couture details. I have since sobered up and sew stuff I can wear everyday.  When I look at them, I am saddened by all the hard work that no one ever sees, but if you look on the bright side, this is how I got my sewing education. 
I should do a post about little tricks for wearing silk in your day to day life. You know tell you to wear gloves for doing the dishes and an apron being mandatory and avoid cooking with oil or frying anything! 
I couldn't get a good picture of myself today, I look like a stewardess from the 70's, except that at that time, there were no stewardesses my age so it's not pretty. Also I lost about 5kg since I made it and it's huge. So for now, I'll show you my crummy bound buttonhole, my first, and one more example of how much I like a bias finish.
But beleive you me, I am wearing it today, Me-Made-May makes you do the darnest things!

Update : you can see here, it's way too big.

5 commentaires :

  1. That dress is simply wonderful! You should wear it more often - or, if not, maybe find a loving home for it? It's way too pretty not to ne worn.

  2. I think this should definitely be a regular wear dress. It's actually quite trendy, don't keep it hidden away in the closet! It needs to be shared.

  3. I love this dress..the color is amazing! And I agree that Me-Made-May definitely shakes things up :-)

  4. Thank you all! Uta might be right about finding a good home for it. I'll give it some thought.

  5. I have the same pattern and after seeing how nice yours looks, I think I'll make it! Also, I understand what you said about wanting to make these couture styles and then realizing all the details are just too much. But I can appreciate them!


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