pinterest page for a while as well and started to see it made with the Sigma pattern and used it as a loose inspiration. Oh and I also just bought some new ankle boots on sale and thought a little denim Sigma would go well with them! Of course.
I had heaps of denim I bought last winter from Spotlight in my stash, the same as I used for the Miette skirt and knew that it would give me the look I was after with the turned up sleeves. The problem with this denim - and why I will never buy denim from Spotlight again, is that the colour is not set. (of course this can happen to the best denim but still...) This fabric was washed twice before using it and since finishing it I have washed it twice more with those 'sheet things' that you put in the wash (hopeless) and then once after soaking in white vinegar. It seems better now, but probably needs another dose of vinegar. My hands still have a tinge of blue. Sadly my Miette rarely gets worn because of the problem with the denim.
one, two, three Papercut Patterns now which are always too big, I should be onto the sizing by now. But I'm not. Next time.
There has also been mention of how short the dress is. I am 5'2" or maybe just a bit shorter and I made it as per the pattern. I like this length on me, it isn't exactly work appropriate.. but I wasn't making it for work. And with stockings on in the winter it will be fine.
The dress in total took only 2 days, plus a night for tracing. It comes together well, using a flat construction method. It is overlocked on the inside with pink thread just as I did with the Miette.
1. Grading the pattern from XXS at the bust to XS at the waist
2. Shorten bodice by 1/2 inch ?
3. Stay stitch the neck
4. Insert zipper higher to reduce the gap at the back and match the seams at the back
5. Nail the pockets.