Saturday, October 17, 2015

Vogue 8970

Some of my earliest memories are of dresses, I've always liked glitter, frilly stuff and anything girly! My poor sister got all my hand-me-downs and she is a tom boy, so sad. Anyway, this is a denim, so I can justify wearing gold during the day.

I like things a little loose, but when I tried this on this morning, it was too loose. Put back on the robe and stitched the side seams in a bit.

I made this to wear as a jumper also, but when I put on a turtle neck under this, I looked like I was ready to play football with the Gophers today, not really the best look. When it gets colder, I'll wear it with boots and a cardigan sweater.

McCalls 6109

I made this three years ago and I had thought I had given it away, but after rooting around for a bit, found it. I did want to try it on again because I had remembered that I liked the fit and I think I may want to do a Franken-Pattern with this one.
Here is the old pic...

Friday, October 16, 2015

Butterick 6086

This was an easy dress and a not so easy dress to sew.The fabric was so curly that even after pressing I could hardly cut it out. Then, when I was sewing the top I noticed small blotches from bleach, then I couldn't get the stripes to match on the sleeves. Said a few words to myself and proceeded to just sew it.  I think all the stripes distract your eyes, so you don't notice the few weird things.

It is really comfortable and easy. I like that the waist is higher than the natural waistline.

Here is the pattern and the inspiration from Valentino.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

McCall's 7131

I have always loved culottes and I'm glad they are back in style. I saw this pattern made up on Mimi G's blog and I just wanted to copy her and get the same fabric that she used. But I held off and went deep into the stash for this Hawaiian fabric. I hardly ever make pants and I never make a muslin, so these are a little big, but it doesn't really matter with such flowing fabric and elastic in the waist back.

I even made pockets, another thing I never do, and I quite like them.

Vogue 8898

Thought I'd better post some of these before winter comes. This is a pattern that is not really my style, but I loved it anyway. I used a light weight knit purchased from Marcy Tilton. Not much to tell on this dress, just use your normal size and sew. It was very easy.

I tried using a belt instead of the tie, but it did not look good.
On the last few new dresses that I just made, I dribbled either food or coffee on them, this one washed up pretty good. I hope that is not a sign of getting older!