Sunday, February 26, 2017

McCall's 3074

This pattern was very easy to sew and it fits nicely too! All I did was grade out at the hips.

 I saw another great version of this dress online (, she used the uneven hem and I think it made the dress look more modern, so I had to copy that idea. I love sewing blogs and use them for inspiration and fitting tips.

Fabric from the stash, embroidered moleskin and crushed velvet.

Butterick 6052

 This is a pattern that I've been gazing longingly at for so many years and then when I finally made it, it was such a disappointment, kinda like a bad date.

 How do I begin? The shoulders were way too wide. I had to rip them out and re-cut the shoulders and the sleeve. Look at all the wrinkles by the bustline. Yikes!

 There is a front zipper, but had to rip that out and start over on that too! I like the fabric and the color, but that's about it. I'll probably wear it one more time and donate it.

Vogue 8921

 This is a super easy pattern that everyone should have if you love dresses.

Just changed the back pleats to gathers. I will make this again, but I would sew the version with the waist band feature.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

McCall's 6792

 Only two pictures turned out in this batch. This is a double faced knit from Vogue Fabrics. It is hard to see the contrast in the inset. I did  not like the plain back, so I cut out two fronts and it didn't seem to make a difference in the fit. I also cut it as long as a could with the fabric I had.

I added the strap with the buckle, just because it needed a little something extra. I do like this dress, it is easy and comfortable.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Vogue 2713

 Here is a Koos pattern that I've had for a very long time. I had wanted to use some fabric that I had made a failed outfit from. I used some for the back, but for the front I cut it out going the wrong way, argh! The front is mainly fabric from JoAnne's and the back made up of stuff from the stash.

You never know what you are going to get with a Koos pattern, and this one worked out.

McCall's 8721

As you can see these pictures were taken this fall. This jumper was fun to make. I used the pattern in my normal size and it fits nicely.

 It's made from faux leather and moleskin.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Butterick 6519

 I tried taking pictures inside to no avail, that's why I'm wearing sandals in winter. I saw this pattern on Etsy and had to have it even though it is for maternity wear. From the front it looks good, but from the side it kind of poufs out.

 Guess what? I'm wearing shoulder pads, but the dress fits so much better with them. I made the placket longer so I wouldn't have to insert it into the front contrast panel. It still was a bear because the stretch denim was so thick. Also, decided to use a pin instead of buttons, since I have some cute pins that I never seem to wear.

There is a zipper in the side seam, but I forgot and it's not a problem getting into it. The fabric is light purple on on side and dark on the other. It has been aging for quite some time now.