Saturday, April 27, 2013

The sewing dress

It is named this because of the sewing notions on the bodice,
& I finally made it into a dress!  New Look 6934 pattern.

I have had this fabric for about 5 years now & the skirt part
is a white circle upholstery fabric that I made pillows for our RV more than
10 years ago.

I used a cotton silk for the lining, leftover from my beach cover up.

An easy dress to make & I have made it many times, 
but I always forget about
the bodice to match up correctly...
maybe next time I will remember!

I used a contrast Tiffany blue zipper....well, because I
love contrast!

 Lucinda my new mannequin is
 modeling it for me.

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Sew you later!


Monday, April 15, 2013

mini-me sews

Mini-me & I are off to Europe in a few weeks so we
 have started to sew some garments for our trip.
She saw that I had all this fabric & wanted to design 
her own dress!

She picked this pink polka dot fabric & a little Spring 
time sateen for her design.

She sewed the skirt part & she asked for help with the stretchy polka
dot fabric.  I used a zig zag stitch of course.

I also serged the seams in tangerine because I still have not
changed the thread.......I know so bad.

This is her design....not bad for for a teen & so like her....original!  She plans on 
wearing this in France with a Beret.

Sew you later!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Projects for April....

I have been back to designing in addition to 

sewing with patterns.  This New Look pattern 6125 is for my oldest who 
is 20 years old.  She is in University & is tired of spending what little
cash she makes on clothes so she asked me to make this dress for her.

New Look workroom pattern 6051 I thought would make a colourful 
lounge dress or cover up for me in this silky sateen fabric.

I am also drafting a bias skirt pattern in a larger size than the one 
I made a few years ago for my middle daughters friend.

This blue & white cotton sewing machine fabric I bought a few years ago & decided to
design a contrast dress using New Look 6934.

Last but not least mini-me has designed her own dress
& this is all I can show you until she 
finishes it!

Thanks for stopping by &
Sew you later!