Sunday, July 23, 2017

Simplicity 7472

This was one of the dresses that for some odd reason got cut out in sewn in two days. I saw a pattern very similar to this in one of my Burdastyle Magazines, but tracing those out are not fun so when I saw this on Etsy, I pressed the purchase button. It was from Australia and their patterns are printed on a nice white tissue, not the tan that we use.

This was very easy to sew and fit. I added interfacing to the front neckline and that's about it.
The neckline is really deep, the instructions say to add a hook and eye, but that just seems strange.
I used a pin and I love Soma Cami Bras (they haven't been selling them the last few times I looked...Yikes).

The back is very plain, sorry didn't feel like taking a picture today of that view!

Pattern copyright 1976.

McCall's 6069

With these last two dresses, I did something I normally don't do, I bought the patterns online, found fabric in the stash, cut them out then sewed the next day! Normally everything has to sit and wait in line.

This pattern has a copyright of 2010 and I saw it made up online and it looked really cute. The main caution with this dress was to make sure to use the back band, because otherwise you would be pulling up the shoulders constantly. I do have a wide back, so not as much a problem.

In Minnesota the lilies are so beautiful this year.

The pattern says it's a one hour dress, does it take me longer because I press everything? Can you sew things in the time they say? Just wondering...

Friday, July 14, 2017

Vogue 9107

Another hot pink dress, I'm on a roll. Love this dress, and got lots of compliments when I wore it out and about. I cut the size 16, and normally that size fits really well for the top. This pattern has arm holes almost down to the bottom of your bra...not a good look.

I had finished this dress without a fitting, because how could there be a problem? So, after the fact, I added an armhole dart on the side without the diagonal seam and took in the side seam on the other side.

It's still a little low, but it works.

Maybe short sleeves would work on the next version.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Butterick 5782

Just one photo today of Butterick 5782. Love the fabric and the bow. Don't love the length of the dress (didn't have quite enough fabric to make it longer). I also had to make some tucks in the front, because it was too baggy at the waist. This style gets tricky to fit if you are pear-shaped or hourglass figured. It's wearable and comfortable, just not a favorite.