Isn't this dress crazy beautiful?!! My jaw dropped when I saw Tj's version of Lola. At first I thought, where the heck did she get that amazing knit and how did she manage to line up the print so perfectly across the panels?!?! But at a closer look, I realized that she DREW. IT . HERSELF!!! This girl has talent!
Sallie seems to have the Midas touch. If you poke around on her blog, you'll see that everything she makes is gold! Even her amazing illustrations, holy moly, woman, UBER talented!!! I love this version of Satsuki; the silk has such a beautiful, dark smokiness to it and a beautiful drape. I've become partial to this dress in black, and it's so nice to see such a lovely version and such pretty photos! Take a look at Sallie's post on the dress too; it's a good laugh! (Thanks Jessica for pointing Sallie's blog out to me!)
Kazz had posted her version of Anouk last week on Sew weekly, and it was utterly AWESOME!!! I was so excited to show it off here. A girl after my own heart, she's mixed my two favorite materials together, leather and chiffon. Aye Karumba! I get so happy to see super personalized versions of the patterns, and Kazz has such a vibrant, eclectic sense of style and she completely did it justice!
Kazz wears her version of the Anouk dress
It's been so great seeing your versions of the patterns appearing online and how each garment expresses your personality. I really love to see how they turn out, and I thought you guys might like to see some of the results for yourselves. This week, Shona from Shona Stitches blog shares her funky version of the Ava peplum blouse.
Wowowow! This is one of the first versions of Nicola I've seen, and what an awesome dress! The fabric has such a beautiful vintage vibe, which I think goes great with this style. Oona rocks this style, and was kind enough to share her amazing fabric finds, in case you are craving blushy mauve tones with pretty golden flecks. I know I am!
I deliberated while making this pattern whether to make a dress option. Silly me! After seeing Anna's version, I'm kicking myself a bit. I'm so happy to see this blouse turned into a dress. I think it turned out so great and I'm going to have to make one up for myself. It seems like everything Anna touches turns to romance. How does she do it?!?
If you're feeling lazy, Magali has a pretty good solution for Anouk. Her reinterpretation of this blouse is pretty adorable! Read on, and she'll tell you how she did it.
And just to show that she is anything but lazy, she has also created a second version with all the details intact. She's a sewing MACHINE!
Katarina from She Sells Sea Shells is a little genius. After gathering together scraps of leftover fabric, she managed to make herself an Anouk Dress. My favorite part of her version is how she improvised the chevron stripes on the front placket. She's come up with a brilliant solution for times when you just can't find the right stripes fabric. I also love how it flows with the pin-tuck detail in the dress. Way to go Katrina!
I've been looking forward to sharing some of your versions of the new patterns. Wanett from Sown Brooklyn sports Roxanne all over her favorite city. I love her spicy contrasting here with her version of this blouse.
If you haven't already seen Anna's version of Chloe from Paunnet Blog, then prepare to be converted to purple.
I love Gail's punchy red version of Madeleine and I think it looks lovely without suspenders. She's got the hot librarian thing down pat!