Belladone sketches

I’m having one of those days where if my body had its way, I would’ve taken a two hour nap every three hours or so. Even so, I did manage to get some work done, but eventually decided to be productive in a more fun and relaxing way: sketching!

I bought Deer and Doe‘s Belladone pattern a few weeks ago and even though I’m not totally sold on my first version of it, I absolutely love the pattern itself. It fits me perfectly. Like, no seam adjustments or anything required. And it’s very flattering! I did take the neckline down a bit and shortened the skirt as usual, but the bust and waist fit perfectly. I love it!

What I didn’t love so much was the fabric I used. It’s some sort of gabardine blend that just doesn’t like me much and won’t behave so parts of it look a bit wonky. I also prefer a fully skirt, so I think next time I’ll do something pleated or gathered, but that’s just personal preference. I also want to do a two-tone dress where the top is lace and the skirt is a springy color like rose or mint (I drew it in pink because I happen to have a cotton sateen in that color). I also think a peplum top version would be super cute and springy! Maybe in a subtle floral? I haven’t decided on that one.

I’ve been doing a lot of copycat projects lately, it’s been nice exercising the designing part of my brain!

And now I’m going to go curl up with some ice cream and watch more Dr Who. And try to ignore the tinny voice in my brain that’s telling me to drop everything and knit a 12 foot scarf.

7 thoughts on “Sketches”

  1. Confession: I just finished a Fourth Doctor scarf that I’ve been working on for like a million years. Just in time for the warm weather. 😛 I had planned on selling it, but now that it’s finished I love it SO much, even though it’s super obnoxious to wear around.

  2. I had good luck with the Belladone dress fitting right off the bat, too! Love it when that happens! I love all of your ideas, but the lace top/pink bottom sounds extra cute! A peplum top would be adorable, too!

    Two more days until new Dr. Who!

  3. I have the pattern at home, I’m really doubting which fabric to use. I have no clue! I should organise my stach. Then I will really know how much fabric I have. It will be so much more then I expected!

    1. Yup, that’s what I did! Definitely helped! I have a really bad habit of buying fabric for a project, getting distracted, and then forgetting I have it. I folded everything up and put it on bookshelves so it’s all visible. No excuses now!

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