Sunday, August 27, 2017

Butterick 3790

It was a gorgeous day it the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Here I am just trying to blend in. This dress was so easy and no fitting involved.

I had a vintage slip that I dyed. I thought it would turn out lime green because green plus yellow equals lime, right? Well, no it turned dark green, but I ended up liking the darker color under the lace dress.

McCall's 7060

 This dress came about because a had admired a dress similar in the Talbot's catalog, but it was too expensive, well that dress went on sale and this was already cut out. You can never have too many blue sailor dresses!

 If you want a simple shirtwaist dress, this is the pattern for you, no zippers, no plackets, no collar stands.
This is the third dress I've made that has been short waisted. Normally I like that, but not so much lately.

 I had some sailor motif patches hanging around forever and decided they weren't getting any better in the stash, so slapped those puppy's on.

McCall's 7317

 Hi! It is rainy and dreary here, but nothing like poor Texas. We were stranded in Houston for the tax day flood and we were fine, but it spoiled a beautiful city. Here is the dress of the day. There are a few things that keep it from being perfect. One, that it is too short on the side, I knew that would probably be a problem, but there was a fabric shortage. The other is it is short waisted in the front and too long in the back.

 I guess I'll jut have to stand sideways...looks a lot better from this view.

Why is it that your legs don't tan (or get red in my case)?

Sunday, August 13, 2017

McCall's 7081

My photographer should have told me to lift up the chin...oh well. I do love this dress and it is very easy to wear and I got a few compliments (from a jogger and a biker).

This is a fabric hog, about four and a half yards. Luckily, SR Harris has a discount area on their cotton fabrics, this was four dollars a yard. It was a panel fabric, and I didn't want the print running straight up and down so I choose McCall's 7081.

The pattern is the standard sizing for McCall's, so I did my normal adjustments and everything fits nicely.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

McCall's 6558

Here we are at a vintage car show at Lake Minnetonka, it was the perfect day and venue for such an event.

Although there are many patterns for this style of dress, I went to one in the pattern file from 2012.
This was super simple to sew and the only thing is that I could have made the bodice longer.
But no problem, like it shorter.

JoAnn had this denim on sale for 50% so I had to get it since I was lusting over it for so long.
This summer has been really good for sewing (unlike last year). I have really liked almost everything that I've made, and I've had good luck when purchasing ready made clothing as well. Yeah!