Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Naughty Secretary Re-do

I redid my naughty secretary skirt and a month ago I loved it to death now not so much. While it’s a very nice skirt and actually well made this time I don’t care for the fit. About a month and a half ago I was happy with the fit. The hips could use some give but the waist which is my biggest issue fit ok. Fast forward to yesterday and waist is too big. So now it rides up and there is this odd bagginess all the while there is not enough give in the hips. I really don’t know what I’m going to do. I thought I could just wear a shirt and cover the top but it looks funny. Omega suggested putting some elastic in the waist so I think that’s what I’ll do. The next time I make this skirt or any skirt I’ll make the proper adjustments in the waist and hip as to not have this problem again.

Here are some pics.

I love the serged edges. They made me want to go out the next day and buy a serger. But I quickly came to my senses and calmed down. All serging was done my Omega my sew guru.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Patterns and More Patterns

So what better thing to do after a sewing meeting than go to hit up the sale at JoAnn's!!

I stay cold so it's I always have some type of sweater or scarf on me.  I saw this wrap sweater thing  at H&M a few years back that was like $50. McCall's M5713 (top) is a good clone.  Still haven't figured out what fabric or color I'll make it in. I'm thinking, black or grey, brown and maybe a bright color.

M5269 (bottom left) reminds me of the Vouge dress I'm in love with, V8220, which of course they didn't have in my size.

I love views B and E in M5661 (bottom right) I think it'll look hot with a pencil skirt!

I also got M5193. I've been looking for blazer patterns and when I saw this I jumped on it.  It has a jacket, vest, skirt, pants, that's practically an entire wardrobe!

Right now I'm aiming to make the jacket. Here's the fabric and the buttons. 
I'm seriously obsessed with dresses, I have no clue how many dress patterns I have.  I love the retroness of Vouges V8413.  Right now my goal is view C.
The  fabric. You can barely see it but it's like a greyish black with grey lines.  Very pretty!

Meetup Fun

Some Pics from my sewing meetup. As always a great time was had by all!

What better way to spend a Saturday but sewing with good company! 

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I'm in Love...

I have literally been dreaming about a dress like this. It's so simple, feminine and sexy all in one! I have visions of myself wearing it and getting my diva on. I can't wait to get this!!

*pic from Vouge Patterns

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thrift Store Shopping

I love the thrift store!  I especially love it when I can pick up some fabric to feed my ever growing addiction.


These 2 are my favorites.  I plan on making either a skirt or a vest with the fabric on the right.  I'm leaning heavily toward making a vest, I'm  not sure if I have enough fabric for a skirt.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the fabric on the left, all I know it's really pretty! I think I may use it to make the back of the vest. 

The majority of the fabric is some kind of cotton I think. They remind me of the jackets I have.  Since I have a serious obsession with mini jackets (I have no idea what you call them)  I plan on using them to make a few from Butterick B5187

Total spent on my fabric was 7.92.  You can't beat that!  

Finished Dress

So I finished my simple summer dress.  All I had to do was sew the seam and fix the hem.  This is a super easy pattern. My only issue is that I had some issues fitting it on myself since I don't have a dress form yet.  I prefer these dresses tight on top and kinda loose on the bottom. I'll probably make some minor tweaks when I make the next one. 


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Quick and Easy Project

I love these types of dresses. So when I found a pattern for it I was in heaven. They are perfect when you want to just throw something on and still look cute. The dress is easy enough to make. All it is cut the fabric, sew a seem and add a hem. How hard can that be!

I plan on making 2. I got the fabric at a sale JoAnn's fabric had not too long ago.

The pattern has pockets on it but I'm not adding it. Even though in the picture the pockets blend perfectly into the dress I'm not really feeling how they look. Right now I've cut the pattern out of the black and pink fabric. I just need to size it and hem it.

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