Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
New Look 6432. The long sleeves make it nice to wear at the office during the summer since air conditioning always make me want to stay away from short sleeves and this saved me the trouble of having to wear a jacket over. The color, fabric and ease also make it easy to wear during summer and not get to hot in it.
I wanted to try new ideas so I added a new seam in the top part of the center front panel and inserted a ruffle in it.
Monday, May 8, 2017
I have spend quite some time browsing fabric and patterns I had trying to come up with a plan and then another quick trip to the fabric store and coming home empty handed witch is a rare thing for me. But the only fabrics I liked were really really expensive - like 5-10 x my usual purchases and I was still unsure what pattern would work with those so I decided to make my huge stash work.
I had this royal blue fabric for more then 5 years. It had a discreet shine and nice stretch and I always envisioned it as an elegant outfit. But I didn't had much of it - I think only 1.5m so most of the pasterns I had in mind would not have worked out. On the pat minute I decided to go with McCall's 7538:
Doing all the wait pieces in white seemed a bit to much and extreme so I did my own fabric for those pieces by sewing together 3 stripes of fabric - 2 white and one blue. I went for even stripes but now I think even like this is still a bit to much white and having made the blue stripe twice the width of the white ones might have been better. But to late for that...
Even if the weather warmed up here is still cold at night so I went for the long sleeve - view A and simple upper front - view C and the flared skirt option - View B & D.
It might not have been the best dress at the party or the best dress I could make but it really felt good to have it made it myself in the short time frame I had for it. I also loved the skirt for dancing.
2 new items , with the tee, and 2 new fabrics so -86 items sewed this year.