I had a very nice weekend! Most of my Saturday was spent with a very good friend of mine, walking the streets of central Copenhagen, checking out some of the wonderful fabric shops, and just talking, talking, and talking. This doesn’t happen too often, and we could have kept talking for days, no problem. We didn’t have quite as much time before the shops closed as we would have liked to, but we definitely saw some shops that I will be returning to. We went to Stof 2000, City Sycenter, Handler Textiler, and Skipper Stoffer, and I think that out of these my favourite was City Sycenter – they had a large selection of different quality fabric, as well as a great variety of buttons, ribbon, bias tape, etc. I didn’t buy anything, because I just wasn’t sure, what I needed – however, I know exactly where to go when I come back.
***UPDATE*** I have had a lot of questions asking about online fabric shopping, so I have gathered some of the shops I like the best here. There should be some yummy fabric for everyone as well as some tips for fabric shopping abroad.
Yesterday, I made myself something. I have been wanting to do something with smock for a while, and upon returning to this smock tutorial (which is in Danish) I just decided to go for it. I wasn’t sure how it would work out, given that I haven’ done any smock before – only a few rows of it in this blouse. Therefore, I found some fabric in my stash that I haven’t been able to find a purpose for yet. It’s by the colour-loving designer Kaffe Fassett, purchased at Fabric.com.
The construction is so simple – it’s really all about cutting a square of fabric, sewing a side seam, and then making rows and rows of smock. I finalised it with straps, and that was that. I quite like it, and what’s more, so does Ronja. Which brings us to the versatility…
That’s right – it fits her beautifully as a dress, so I’m thinking every second time I put it back after washing it goes to my closet – every second time to her closet. Take a look for yourself:
Isn’t it funny that the same measurements I use for a top for me, can be used to make a perfect dress for Ronja? Anyway, I love smock dresses for children, so I’ll probably be making more summer dresses for the girls after this!