Sorry that I'm not modeling the next outfits. I'll take a pic when I actually wear them. This one is a little tight, I would have to wear an undergarment to feel comfortable. I had wanted to make the color blocked dress from the Burda magazine, but I was too lazy to take the time transfer the pattern...maybe for summer I'll get to that.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This pattern was very easy and very easy to fit. Just did the normal alteration making the hip larger. Cutting was a little challenging, but that worked out well too. I added a zipper because the moleskin (in the body) did have a little stretch and the sleeves had none.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Another pattern that I really like. I sewed it pretty much just as is. I added elastic to the back seam because I wanted it to have some definition in the back. I also sewed casings for the front elastic and sewed it in a more traditional way because I think it looks a little neater.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Another pattern and fabric I've been wanting to sew for a long time. I love the fit of this pattern, but not my fabric choice. The fabric is a stretch velvet. Hard to sew and too thick for the many layers of fabric on the waist tie.
I was going to wear it for Thanksgiving, but just did not like it enough. Today is perfect for this dress, it's fifty gazillion degrees below zero in Minneapolis today, the six layers of fabric...good!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I would much rather buy a robe, but it seems like all the robes out there now are made of polyester or super heavy terry. I ordered the fabric online and then was short so I went to TJ Maxx and purchased a towel for the sleeves. My old robe served me well, but it's time to retire it!