Thursday, September 24, 2015

Butterick 6226

This is Butterick 6226, a maternity pattern, but I loved the sleeves and had to have it. I made it out of a woven fabric, so I used the back bodice for the pants that allow for a zipper. I also hemmed the sleeves, so strange that the pattern did not call for that. I also made the tie long enough to tie in the front. I have a fashion rule for myself that bans all back ties.

This is another fantastic pattern, the construction and fit of the underarm gussets are really great. If I do make this again, I would reduce the amount of fabric in the front, but still love it as is.

Did you notice that I can only sew navy blue fabric lately? I love not changing the thread...lazy.

Vogue 1410

I wanted an easy dress to sew and this is it. I used seam binding on the neck and arm holes instead of turning under, because I didn't want the denim fabric to get too thick. I also cut off the selvage of the fabric and threaded it through the button holes on the front. The fabric is denim with velvet tiger spots, so I can wear it in the winter as a jumper. Really great pattern!

Making a Dress from a Top

I'm going to keep the picture small on this post, just because taking pictures in the noon day sun is not the most bright (ha, ha) idea. This is made from a top that I had bought cheaply because the bottom band was coming off. I just hacked it off and went deep into the stash and came up with this fabric for the skirt. Cut the skirt, gathered it and sewed it together and added clear elastic to the waist. Looking at the picture a belt would have made the outfit better.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Simplicity 1104

Sometimes you just need something simple to sew and this fit the bill. It is a Simplicity Cynthia Rowley pattern. It took four hours to sew, no seam finishing, minor pressing, no fitting. I got this fabric at Fabric Mart on sale. I have made up the same fabric in pinks and purples, but that was expensive at the local fabric store.

The dress was easy to wear on a hot day and it matched the art too!

Same fabric, different dress.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

McCall's 7160 Dress

The last few patterns I've cut I've used every bit of fabric, that is nice. This pattern was made for knits, but I have a warning: on the top do not use the knits going down on one piece and one going across. Notice the weird affect it has on the smaller, one bigger. Oh, well, I'm still going to wear it. I also used view B for the skirt and who would know the fabric was pieced.

The fabric is from JoAnne's and from this year believe it or not.