Friday, June 24, 2016

Simplicity 2444

This is the first time I've ever used Simplicity 2444, I swear! I did try on the top and it was too tight, so I took out the back darts and it fits like a charm. I did use gathers instead of pleats, because I don't get along with pleats too well.

Okay, I saw this dress on
Luckily, she gave the name of the fabric (Native Garden by Timeless Treasures) so I could find it online. I don't think we'll run into each other wearing the same dress because she lives across the pond.

Pink has always been one of my favorite colors since I was very little. I think I was born loving clothes and pretty things. My Grandma would take me shopping on my birthday (around Easter) and she would buy any dress I wanted. It was such a treat because my mom was practical and would buy things on sale.

Have you loved clothes and fabric at an early age also?

McCall 7163

I'm finally using some of my vintage patterns! This was fun to make because it had a little twist from modern patterns with the bodice closure. Since I used a stretch material for the top I didn't add the zipper. I added a bit to the back width and that was about it for alterations.

I also used just a plain skirt pattern. I had wanted to use the skirt that came with the pattern but the bugs did not want to run diagonally.

Here are the ladies standing on the street corner. And, no, I did not pay five cents for the pattern.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sewaholic Lonsdale Dress

Finally made the Lonsdale Dress. Sewaholic patterns do fit nicely. The only problem I had (on any style like this) was too much fabric under the arms. Luckily I tried the top on and added elastic under the arms.
Is there such a pattern adjestment such as hollow armpits? I also made the straps shorter and attached them to the back of the bodice.

Do you like my tanlines? YIKES!
I saw fabric like this in the Burda magazine and wanted (needed) some.
I went to S.R. Harris in Burnsville and there it was, happy dance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vogue 8894 and Simplicity1803

I finished this dress last year, but today was my first chance to wear it. It is a mash-up of three patterns. Simplicity 1803 for the top, Vogue 8894 for the skirt and I have no idea how the sleeves came about.

I guess my husband was using the soft focus lens, ha! The skirt is made from a vintage, dyed tablecloth. The top fabric from Jo Anne's. I don't know about this dress, it looks kind of weird.

I should also know from past experience to make the top front the smaller size and add on to the back. Other than that it fits well. Look for this at your nearest Goodwill at the end of the season.