Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Simplicity 3831

This time I used a pattern from 2007. I do like this pattern, especially the sleeves but I would have liked the under bust to be about one inch longer.

 This fabric was a dream to sew with, it seems to be a wool knit, but it didn't really act like wool when I threw it in the washer. Of course it has glitter in it. My mom and I had a discussion the other night about how much we like glitter and we were so glad you could wear it in the day. Yeah!

Made it longer too! This pattern would make a cute summer dress, it has a version with flutter sleeves.

Butterick 6127

Just one picture of this and notice I'm not modeling. It does fit, but it looks like a German Dirndl.
The fabric color is not that flattering and the skirt has too much gathering. I do like that the bodice is different. If I make this again I would use a six gore skirt and much thinner fabric. Guess I'll have to wait for Oktoberfest!

McCall's 8230

Sorry about the pictures, it was a cold, cloudy day and the jumper is dark. This is made from  a pattern from 1996. I wanted to use the skirt pattern that came with it, but not enough fabric. The pattern fits nicely in the top with no gaping in the front arm area which is usually a problem with me.

I knew what this fabric would end up being, but at that time jumpers were not in style...but then I ended up using a old pattern anyway. It's a brown and black hounds-tooth with a little glitter thrown in for a good measure.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sewing Workshop Memphis Dress

 I guess those fashion shows work at the Sewing Expos. I thought I didn't need this pattern because Vogue has some that are similar. After the show I had to make a bee-line to the booth and buy it.

 Once again easy to sew and it fit nicely. Got to use fabric from the stash another plus!

 I could see this with shorter or no sleeves on a future version and also maybe a V-neck.

McCall's 6177

 Super easy to sew, love the end result. On the shoulders I cheated and just gathered and stitched over the gathering instead of trying to make a fabric tie and inserting that into a casing...too much work.

 The velvet was from Hobby Lobby, it has some strange banding, but it's not that evident when I'm moving around.

Here is the pattern.

Vogue 8944

This is fabric from JoAnn Fabrics purchased last year, it is a sumptuous faux suede with fringe. This was to be a skirt only but I had enough fabric for a dress, yeah! The sleeves were done in Ponte.

 Black does not photograph well. I really love the bodice seams and normally I would go for color-blocking...maybe next time. I used one of my skirt patterns because I needed something that was straighter.

This was cut to my normal size and everything was good.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

McCall's 7445

The top is McCall's 7445. The top is cropped, but it is cropped waaaaay too short. Luckily, I had a thin shirt that matched to wear underneath.

The skirt is cut from my favorite dress pattern Butterick 5985. The bottom lace is from fabric I've had for about a million years. I was intending to just sew up the seams and add elastic, but it worked out better to add it to this skirt. The main fabric was from JoAnn's from last year. The million year old fabric was from Minnesota Fabrics. How can I remember that, and not peoples names?