Sunday, April 26, 2015

Vogue 9078

Thought I'd better get pictures without snow, don't want to jinx anybody. This dress is made from scuba knit from Treadle Yard Goods in St. Paul. I was happy I found this fabric because I love it so much, but then I saw it online at Fabric Mart at about a third of the cost. Just had to get the same fabric in black and grey and shades of yellow. You know you just gotta get it because it's such a good deal! The flounce is an embellished cotton from the old stash.

For some reason I was making funny faces, but this picture shows the fabric better. I usually don't go for straight skirts, but this fit well, probably because it is a knit fabric.

Note to self, don't wear these shoes with this dress, frumpy.

Monday, April 13, 2015

McCalls 4987

Ha, ha, I look like I'm going to blow away. This was taken awhile ago. No, we don't still have snow.
It is the Twins opener today and it will be over sixty degrees.

This vintage pattern was too small so I used the method described in my last post to enlarge. I also added sleeves from a somewhat new vintage pattern Butterick 6238.

This dress is very easy to wear and it would make another good summer dress.

Simplicity 3642

 Another winter dress that I got to wear because spring is late in coming.

 It's made from velveteen and corduroy two of my favorite fabrics. Look at those shoes! I saw them on Dolly Clackett's blog and had to have them, they are Vivienne Westwood's Melissa shoes. They are jellies and really comfortable.

This is a vintage pattern. The pattern that I had was a size 14 with a bust of 34. Too small for me. What I do to enlarge the pattern is find one that's similar and put it under and draw the new cutting lines. On the skirt I did the math and just added the needed width to each piece. Sometimes math is good.

Butterick 6090

Here we are are at the Art in Bloom at Macy's in Minneapolis. It was a cold day so I got to wear one of my winter dresses that I had finished. The vintage design of this pattern is why I had to have it. There are a few things to be aware of. They say to interface the yoke, not really a good idea, it gets way to stiff even with a light interfacing. Watch for the length, I have short legs and added about an inch, would have liked a little more. I changed out the sleeves and I choose one with a sleeve cap that was too small, a little too tight. Over all a nice pattern it would make a cute summer dress.