Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Second Vogue 9238 in pure white crepe jersey

I have bought Vogue 9238 mostly because of the unusual design/

At 1st I made a really colorful outfit  with it. - see it here and got a strong 70s vide.  But I felt I can get a totally different look in a different fabric so I pulled all my all remnants white pieces from the top and cardigan I made earlier in the summer and tried an all white look.
   For the first top I felt it a bit to tight over the shoulders so I lengthened that band a bit and skipped the side seam of the flounce adding more to it:
I 1st i wore it with back leather pants and black necklace and loved the look:
Vogue 9238
Vogue 9238
Vogue 9238
Vogue 9238

Then I considered trying it with the magenta pants from the same pattern and was not such a bad match either:
Vogue 9238
Vogue 9238
Vogue 9238
I made the V a bit deeper as well this time by stopping sewing a little earlier then the mark. I think it turned out quite nicely like this. And with the extra ease on the shoulders band I don't felt the need to get it under my arms at all. I also felt the seam allowances would look better under the front band so I hand stitched them under to stay like that. In the back I sewed the straps closer to the center.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sun cover ups with Butterick 6457 & New Look 6432

Days before our beach vacations with the kids I decided I need some practical cover ups. So I bought 3 new fabrics ( linen. cotton and rayon ) and cut myself 4 new dresses at once. I thought that I get them all cut and started I will finish at least some for now and maybe the rest for next year. But with a few early morning I managed to finish all 4. Yey!
   Last fall I did a similar dress as a muslin in One pattern, many looks contest and I have been wearing it quite a lot earlier this summer so I wanted to redo that in better fabrics. So my 1st pattern was  New Look 6432
Here is the version I did in the fall:
Now I used a blue printed linen and a floral print batiste. Both are lovely to wear except for meals when my sleeves always end up in my sauce. I probably could have made shorter sleeves  or gathered version but I thought the long ones will offer nice protection from the sun and the free large ones would go better with the loose fitting of the dress.
The floral one is slightly longer. All of them have pockets.
From the remaining fabric I made a small dress for Eva as well:
For the next 2 dresses I used Butterick 6457 that have just become my favorite wear this late summer.

   The cold shoulder might not be the best in the sun but it does look cool.
   The red one is the only fabric that I didn't bought specifically for this. It is a cotton batiste is really soft and light and it is such a pleasure on the skin. The print colors didn't seamed the most fortunate to me but i got this fabric earlier this summer for the quality of the fabric more then anything else.
The dusty pink one is a crepe rayon. Quite nice to wear as well and it does better with wrinkles then other fabrics.

With so much busy sewing I get a little confidence counting again 4 beach dresses for me 1 for Eva, the vogue dress for me and the cold shoulder top from the same fabric and 3 items for my mothers so 10 sewn items and only this 3 fabric bought so i finally can get the debt down a bit to 157.