Monday, June 11, 2012

Project......Commencement Dress

My middle daughter came to me an hour before we were leaving for her Commencement Ceremonies asking me "could I please alter this dress", that I made for my oldest daughter last year....... to fit her.

Lucky for me the boned bodice did not need any alterations.......I used a McCall's pattern 5850.

The hem needed 4 inches added but I did not have the same skirt fabric so she picked out this pink silky fabric from my stash to match the pink inside of the dress.

I know it seems easy just add a hem but when you are under pressure with your daughter standing there saying "come on Mom its like your on Project Runway".....not even close I tell her!

The front..........

The skirt part of the dress was my own design & I added the neon purple zipper.  I quickly added the back skirt vent.........not too bad for an hour of rush sewing.

Linking up to my Fave Parties!

sew you later!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mirror, mirror on the wall.......

 I like to get design inspiration from movies & books & my latest tank/corset style is from Snow White & The Huntsman.

I  have sewn a few inspiration garments like my: 

Red Riding Cape,

& my Snow White Cape


When I heard about the making of the movie Snow White & The Huntsman I was thrilled as I like these dark fairy tales!  I saw a few previews & the costumes looked dark, edgy & modern.  I came up with this modern tank that looks like a corset from a Canadian designer that I saw in a boutique for $150.00. Skirt was made by me last year.

I used a combination of a Simplicity pattern for the bodice & the style from this book Sweet Nothings.

The fabric is a cotton polyester blend that I got on sale for $5.00 a meter & a package of black ribbon bias tape & that was all I needed for this project.

A little peak in my new sewing room.

sew you later!