Friday, June 22, 2018

Simplicity 8384

 I bet you are thinking she is putting together a purple collection, ha! Hate to disappoint, but that's just the color thread I had in the machine.

 I really like the hemline on this dress and may have to use it for future creations. This pattern seems to be a little short-waisted...hence the belt made out of scraps.

This pattern is very similar to McCall's 7084, one of my last makes.

Burda 2657

 Finally sewed this pattern, had this pattern and material for such a long time. The fabric is light purple one side and dark the other, so I just cut it out the normal way and tried to make sure the right side was showing.

I look kind of dorky here, but I do have to say the dress is comfortable and fits good. It was also easy to sew except for all the top-stitching.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

McCall's 7084

 I've been sewing quite a bit, but not wearing what I've made. We redid our kitchen and helped move the store I work in, so I had to wear washable clothes. This I made last fall and just put it on today. I cut it my normal pattern size and it fits nicely.

The fabric in the godets and the front panel is from JoAnn Fabrics and the stretch cotton is from SR Harris. The fabric from JoAnn is sheer so I could wear a slip, but I wore a cami bra and half slip.

How cute would this be in stripes?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Butterick 6446

 For the last two days we had temps in the hundreds, but all I have are spring pictures that look like fall pictures because it was so cold for so long.

 But anyway, I really like this pattern and I'm using the top for a fix on another dress I had made that was hideous.

I did have some problems with all the layers coming together at the waist (the lining wanted to sneak up), just did another row of stitching to fix it. I cut out my normal size and it fit really nice and the sleeves fit my arms too. I would have liked to do the tie, but not enough fabric. Hopefully, summer pictures to follow shortly.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Vogue 1567

Most everyone who has this pattern has sewn the top first (and they have loved it),
but I went with the skirt.

It did confuse me when it came to the wingy-things and the pocket, but just play around with it and look at the drawings and it will come together, don't ask how!

The fabric is from the cheap table this season at S.R. Harris in Burnsville if you want to snap
some up!

Simplicity 2544

Here is a dress I went ahead and cut out even though it was supposed to be spring. As you can see I got to wear it.

 Pictures not so good, but the top has an under blouse and a wrap front. This pattern fits well and is very comfortable.

 I don't know why they had a zipper in the back, you certainly don't need it. Snow's all gone yeah!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Butterick 6411

 I do like this pattern, It was fun to sew because it was different from most others, and the fit is good

 There is another pattern in my stash that is almost identical, except it wraps in the back as well as the front. I plan to use this as a summer dress pattern without the sleeves.

I was planning on putting all my cut out winter items away, but we just got a blizzard yesterday so I decided to keep on sewing and hold off on sewing the summer dresses, bummer! It was also my birthday and I got a few phone calls asking what fun things I was going to do, not much fun to be had when a blizzard is raging. Did I say I hate snow and cold?