I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe: Adventures in digital print

Hello! Today I’m excited to share something which fully came out of the recent Glasgow meet-up.

One of the patterns I picked up was from Alison’s stash, and it was a pretty fabulous 1960s pattern, Butterick 2907.

Pattern collage Butterick 2907 vintage

But here’s where it gets doubly meet-up inspired. I got home and looked at the glorious digital-print jersey I bought in Mandors and thought, hmmm. This could be the one. I especially liked the idea that I could make something vintage-style, in such a modern/futuristic looking fabric.

This pattern is – as advertised, ‘quick ‘n’ easy’ (ooh err). It took very little time to cut and sew, there are only a few pieces and – because I was using the jersey – I didn’t even add in a zip so it was pretty simple.

Butterick 2907 made up in digital print jersey

I’ll always wear it with a belt as I need that to show my waist, but it’s nice to see how the pattern on the fabric looks without being cinched in.

A few little details:

Butterick 2907 neckline

Butterick 2907 sleeve

And here’s how it looks on the inside:

Inside view of Butterick 2907 vintage pattern made up in digital print jersey

I’d originally intended to add the collar in view B, but having cut it out, interfaced it and then pinned it to the dress, I discovered it looked HUGE. And just… not good. I think in a plain fabric, and possibly making it a touch smaller, it could be great – but on me in this print it just looked a bit crazy. Let’s face it, there’s already a lot going on here.

This jersey is super soft and so comfortable to wear. I wore the dress out on Saturday night for my friend’s 30th birthday and felt dressed up and ready to dance, but I can also see how I’d be able to wear it to work or during the day with the right jacket or accessories. I love how many colours are in the fabric waiting to be pulled out. In other words, I am properly in love with this make.

Here’s how it looks on:

Butterick 2907 1960s vintage pattern in digital print jersey

So the verdict on Butterick 2907? Thanks for bringing it Alison! I’ll definitely be trying it in a solid colour – although I expect that might be slightly less forgiving than this patterned version. I’d also have to play with where the darts sit as they felt fine when pinning up, but once the stitching was done and the neckline added they could go a little lower.

As I said, I wore it out on Saturday. Before we went to the party, my best girl Lynsay had let me know that We Are Faux, an immense Glasgow-based false eyelash designer, was having a pop-up where we could go and get some lashes put on. We had each picked designs which were made in collaboration with Ladytron, a mutual band love of ours. Perfect! Mines (the style is called ‘Good Girl’) had studs and I was super excited as I think the dress went well with exaggerated accessories.

We Are Faux 'Good Girl' eyelashes

All in all, it’s been a happy make. Also when I got dressed on Saturday my beloved told me: ‘You look like you just really love Blade Runner’; hence the title of this post…

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.


21 responses to “I’ve seen things you wouldn’t believe: Adventures in digital print

  1. This looks amazing! I would never thought to have made up a vintage pattern in such a modern fabric, but it works perfectly, and you look fantastic!

  2. Wow this looks brilliant! I love the fabric & I think pairing it with a simple style like this works so well. Any Bladerunner reference is a winner too – I’d love to get that speech by Roy printed & up on my wall somewhere.

    • thanks Helen 🙂 I’m in love with the eyelashes, luckily they are good to wear again! Their plain black lashes are gorgeous too, methinks I’ll be stocking up on a few more pairs.

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