Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pencil skirt...... Self Drafted

 All you need is your waist, hip and length measurement ............and viola, however for me, I made a 1" wedge at the high hip for my "rear"
This fabric speaks for itself, I got it on sale for 20% of original price and bought the remaining 12 meters, I just love the look and feel of it, . I know I will be making a dress for sure and sell the remaining if possible,  I am making a wrap dress for one of my clients already, she also fell in love with the fabric when she saw my skirt yesterday......
To get the tapered hem look, I reduced the hem width my 6" of my hip measurement, this fabric has a bit of stretch so it was so comfortable to walk around all day at work.

What are you up to dear readers? enjoy the rest of the week!!!!!
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Monday, March 16, 2015

A dress....Simplicity

This dress was made using two combined simplicity patterns, S1873 and S1606,  I have used same combination before here in ponte fabric, but this time I used a gorgeous 100%  European cotton I bought at my local fabric-land store.
I love the print  and softness of this fabric,it feels more like voile. I pre-washed with salt and it bled a little bit which is expected, but after the second wash everything was fine. These pictures were taken after work and no sign of wrinkle..... plus
Looks: With cardi for spring, without cardi for summer

Have a good week everyone!

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

MCcalls 7047 in a new Color of Love

Beautiful lace fabric in a shade of Grey, I love everything about this dress, the style, the fit and my fabric choice.........
For a complete review of this pattern, please find me previous post here. The only thing I did differently with this version is raising the back neck by 2.5", it was drafted too low for my taste.

Have a fantastic week everyone.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Refashioned Cynthia Rowley Dress

I made this Cynthia Rowley dress last year,  loved the dress so much that I worn-out  the faux leather sleeve, so instead of condemning the dress to wadderland  I removed the sleeve, serged and finished with 1/4" SA for a sleeveless look.  I paired it with a ready-to-wear under top for work this morning. With this new look I can have at least 3 different looks; wear as a sleeveless dress, with jacket or with an under top like this.... that's a big score in my book.......

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