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. 


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