Friday, December 5, 2014

70's Jumpsuit


I have been wanting a jumpsuit for awhile now
& I finally had some time to make one.


I used McCall's 6083 & it was an easy pattern to follow.


This silk jersey was a dream to sew up.
I was actually a little nervous to cut 
into this fabric....a bit more expensive
than my bottom of the bin bargain
fabrics I usually buy.


The only adjustment I had problems with
was the bodice cross over....it keeps gapping,
but an easy fix.


I made version E bodice with version B crop pants.

Sew you later!


P.S.  don't mind the dying mandarin orange tree.....I live in Vancouver not Portugal!

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Stripe Dress


This dress I just made in time to wear at
the end of summer.


As you can see it is totally my own
design.....I draped & pinned & sewed.


Both my machines were used on this heavy knit cotton
material found in the bargain bin.


The back of the dress was kinda of the modern bustle I was 
designing or just pinned together as Mini-me said!


Sew you later!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fashion Friday......past projects


Hello friends, 
I got a new laptop & while I was transfering photos, 
I found so many past sewing projects that I never posted!


This top iMade using New Look 6149 pattern
with contrasting fabric.  My Metropolitan fabric for the bodice
& black jersey for the sleeves.


I liked this pattern so much I made a few 
other tops as well that I will save for another post.


This top is now a couple years old & I still wear it.
This was an easy pattern to follow & now I might 
make it into a dress too!

Sew you later!

Friday, November 7, 2014

The Coco Dress




I had high hopes for this pattern,


that I finally finished.......The "Coco Dress" using New Look 6145 pattern.

I saw this pattern a year ago  & hum & hahd even though I quited like
the simple style of this dress.  When the pattern went on sale for  $1.50
it was a no brainer to purchase it.


I did a lace hem adding that special touch.
I did have a few fit issues.


Hospital gown comes to mind.....


Oh & zipper issues.  Trying to be cool & not insert
an invisible zip but a contrasting one.


Trying to make this work but I know the next time I sew this pattern
I will go down a size.  The fabric is a cotton stretch which even though
pressed well....does not look it.
I did wear this to the office so not a total loss!

Sew you later.