Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The pic to the left is the before. Do you see how lackluster it looks? NOt even my big sunshades could help me here. Overall this was an easy pattern and takes no time to make. Great for stashbusting. The skirt is from Butterick 5539 and was very wasy to make. I believe it only takes one yard to make along with elastic for the waistband. I made it out of a cotton knit which was a booger to sew .
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Hello ladies ! Summer is winding down but I am still trying to get as much summer sewing done as I can! I hate the heat but love the type of dressing that summer brings! The maxi dresses, the tank tops, the shorts, and you-know-it, the sunshades!!!! This top comes from Butterick 5496. I previously made it in the last post out of an ethnic cotton print and ever since I have been itching to make another. This one is made from a fuschia challis from Hancock fabric. I just love it, but it is a booger to keep pressed! This pattern is so easy. The only thing that I did differently was to eliminate the casing. I instead just sewed the elastic to the top stretching as I went along. This makes a great swimsuit coverup, wearing with shorts or skinny jeans, or even with a pencil skirt. I think this pattern will be in heavy rotation!