Thursday, December 17, 2015
Phyllis Diller just called and she wants her hair back. Ha!
This is one of those dresses that took a long time to sew and it's just okay. I used corduroy and I think the fabric was too thick. The one thing I like is the flounce, I found a silk/velvet remnant and it coordinates really well. If you use this pattern and are busty beware, add darts if you can, or use a fabric with stretch it seems to run small.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Didn't want to make this picture too big, because it's crappy. Anyway, this skirt did look good in real life and I did get a ton of compliments and it's fun to wear because it is so swirly when you walk. This is pre-ruffled fabric.I went to the No Big Dill website where she has tutorials to make a few different skirts. I think I need more in different colors.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I like things a little loose, but when I tried this on this morning, it was too loose. Put back on the robe and stitched the side seams in a bit.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Here is the pattern and the inspiration from Valentino.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
On the last few new dresses that I just made, I dribbled either food or coffee on them, this one washed up pretty good. I hope that is not a sign of getting older!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The last few patterns I've cut I've used every bit of fabric, that is nice. This pattern was made for knits, but I have a warning: on the top do not use the knits going down on one piece and one going across. Notice the weird affect it has on the top...one smaller, one bigger. Oh, well, I'm still going to wear it. I also used view B for the skirt and who would know the fabric was pieced.
The fabric is from JoAnne's and from this year believe it or not.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Amanda's Adventures in Sewing, where she blogged about this pattern. She had said that she has shortened the band by four inches and that's exactly how much I ended up cutting off too. I constructed and gathered the top, put it on and pinned the band to see if that was about right and it was, happy! I did leave the band wider (instead of folding it over and hemming). And that was about it as far as any changes.
I had this on but it was just too tight in the back hip area. The shingles hide some problem areas, but not all. On a cooler day I could wear Spanx and it would be fine. The fabric was from JoAnne Fabrics last year. I cut my normal size on top (16) and graded up to the largest size in the hips.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
This is one of my favorite patterns, made three times to date. The top is a knit and the bottom is a woven, both from SR Harris, and from this year. Got a lot of compliments, but I think it's because the fabric is so cute.
My two most favorite patterns so far.
I gave my husband some grief...didn't he notice my slip was hanging out by about three inches? Went to work that way too. Any way I really like this pattern. It was easy to do and fits nicely. I've had this fabric for many, many, many years. I added an embroidered piece for one of the pockets and that's about it.