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See It | Sew It: Queen of the South

USA came out with a new show last year called Queen of the South, based on the Spanish-language show Reina del Sur about a the rise of a drug lord named Teresa Mendoza.

I’m starting a new project for 2018 where I will be remaking garments from movies and TV. The characters I’ll be taking style cues from are pretty bad-ass. No Laura Ingalls Wilders or Jan Bradys on this blog. Not even ironically.

Back to the QotS dress; The color for the dress in the scene was amazing! I fell in love with it immediately but finding a pattern for it was a bit tricky. Asking around on the Pattern Review forums helped me find the right name for the collar/sleeves, raglan, and I was off to adapt the right pattern for my project.



Version C was the closest to the dress Teresa’s wearing but I made it without the side pleats.

I found the light cream Ponte Roma double-knit fabric fromĀ Chic Fabrics, which is now my go-to place for Ponte since I always get a good deal and the lighting in the store is great. Though thick, it’s quite breathable. I can wear it comfortably winter or summer.

Me & Santi

New year, new projects! I have a couple of garments already in the works so I’m a bit ahead of myself. It’s also great drive to watch more TV!


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