Monday, May 26, 2008

Please Forgive Me.

I need to have my tail whooped . You know it is sad when sew things up so fast before you even have a chance to put them on your blog. But anyhow, Lisa suggested that maybe I should put up closer pics of my Safari dress so you all could see the details . The top is a cotton/polyester brown and white striped. The scallops or pecadils right below the sweetheart bodice is a black and white checked silk dupioni and the skirt is a challis print. The bodice part has boning.

Next up is my try at Simplicity 2971. This tangerine color knit was purchased at Walmart for a dollar a yard. (Walmart was having a good day.) This pattern was really simple. I was afraid that like other patterns, I would look like I was wearing a mumu ( forgive my spelling). But it turned out nice. I especially love the finishing at the top which is just a strip sewn over the raw edges of the neckline. Kinda like you would sew bias tape.I will definitely be sewing this again.

I am into all things summer right now. I try to add different things to my wardrobe that can be interchangeable for work and leisure. I have learned that for my pleasantly plump size, fabrics that drape well flatter me mostly . So I kept that in mind when I made this hot number.

This is McCalls 5659. The fabric is a chocolate linen "lool-like" fabric from Hancock Fabrics. The pattern was fairly easy to sew except for when you begin to join the neckline to the dress portion. The notches do not match. I ended up having a flub in the back of dress .Will I make it again? Probably so. Maybe I will add ease. After all that was my only issue . The silhouette looks nice but just remember , it has to be the right fabric.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just a little taste

Hello to everyone out there in blogland. I just couldn't wait to share my creations with you and get this party going. I enjoy sharing with others as well as viewing other people's creations. This garment was designed for my final project in my patternmaking class about a year ago. It is by far my favorite. ( too bad i can't fit into it due to the fact that it was made for a size 8-10 person). Hope you enjoy.