Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mint Medallion Dress

McCall's 6398 is such a fun pattern and I really like the fit. This is a Mint/Taupe Gray/Multi Medallion ITY knit from Fabric Mart. This is the same as the top here.

This time I lengthened it fifteen inches making it a midi dress. I didn't square the bottom, but made it pointed on each side.

Another midi length would be welcomed into my wardrobe.

This is so funny that  Melanie mentioned me turning around in this dress that I decided to go back and post it. For my condition, it was a very light turn, but enough to see the swing of the dress.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Not All White

Butterick 5190 loose-fitting, unlined jacket has dropped shoulders and stitched hem.

These are the pants from Vogue 8886 from this previous post.The top is Simplicity 1961. I didn't take pictures in my church all white this time. I wouldn't wear this jacket with casual wear because the fabric is so delicate, dainty, and just plain lovely.

I saw this jacket here. 
I only wear this jacket with dresses or with pants as worn on the pattern here. 
Fabric: 1 yard of White Embroidered Chiffon Ribbon purchased from Joann Fabrics using my 60% coupon. Polyester lining from Vogue Fabrics.
    Sizes: 8 - 24
    Alterations: Added lining, snap, and ribbon on right side of jacket at center.
Polyester lining was added by cutting the lining fabric using the same pattern pieces.

This is an easy pattern. It's one of my favorites.  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Something Interesting!

This is something that often crosses my mind. So, I thought I'd take a moment and play a little!

He's always so understanding when he comes home and there's sewing important items on the bed or the cutting board is up etc. A few years ago, I thought "Does he realize this is a sewing room?" I just refuse to make one of the other rooms a sewing room, because it's important to me that the kids have their rooms available when visiting. He wants me to be happy doing what I do. Isn't it wonderful!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Paisley Jacket

Pattern Description: Simplicity 2256 Jacket in two lengths with neckline and sleeve variations.  I made view B with the double collar.

 Previously, I made this blue ruffle jacket. and this white ruffle collar jacket.


Pattern Sizing: 4-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it's a beautiful pattern.

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the double layer collar more.

Fabric Used: Multi Sateen navy, white, and pink purchased from Fabric Mart.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Yes Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Conclusion: I can't wait to make this view in a solid color. It's exciting to have completed this jacket as I really wanted to make it last year, but my list was filled to the brim. Scrolling through the Fabric Mart pages, I came across this. It is so tempting because of the sparkles. This one is black, white, and pink.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lace Print Knit

Pattern: Butterick 4132 view A top lengthened to dress length. MISSES’/MISSES’ PETITE TOP AND BELT: Unlined, loose-fitting, below waist, pullover top has cowl-neck. A, B: sleeveless. C, D: short sleeve. D: sleeve slits. E: long bell sleeves. B, E: side seam slits. B: self belt.

Sizes: 8 -24
Fabric: Green/Black Lace Print ITY Knit 60W purchased from Fabric Mart.

Alterations: Added 20 inches to top A to make it dress length.
B4132, Misses'/Misses' Petite Top and Belt

Jacket Pattern: Simplicity 2574 Threads Collection. Misses' & Plus Size dress or top, pants, jacket, scarf and knit cardigan sewing pattern.
This is a very comfortable outfit. It would be nice to have several more.