Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This dress on my mind...

This Mrs Obama's dress has been on my mind since I saw her on TV yesterday...   especially the color and simplicity of the dress..... I am in love mostly with the color, this style of high neck won't work for me with by broad shoulder, I think will look like a dress on a .... but the syle suites her so well... What do you think?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Starting 2016 with Newlook 6068

Happy 2016  everyone hope you are enjoying the year so far.....
I made this little number NL 6068  just before Xmas, I was looking for something easy  and comfortable to pull together for a holiday dinner with friends and family, something that wouldn't reveal my mid section from my uncontrolled holiday  This dress passed the test no doubt.. I made another one in a lace fabric on New year's eve but I don't think I love it as much as this one in a rayon  fabric, you know  how  fabric choice sometimes change the design that's what happened with the lace fabric
Technically  I haven't made anything this year yet but  lots of cleaning and plannings have been done.

 On the stash front, I am on fabric diet for now ......but let's see how long it's gon'na
Here are some pics show casing  my dress....
 I am looking forward to better sewing and planning this year....... .... So help me God . Most of my sewing time was spent on clients last year, which I am so grateful for and hope to continue this year with some twist.

For my dress here is my take on the pattern:

Fabric:  Rayon fabric from stash, this fabric has been in my stash for at least 3 years ......
Pattern Sizing: I cut size 16, based on flat measurement
Were the instructions easy to follow: Easy I will say as I didn't use for most part
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: 
I lengthened the bodice by 4", too short for my taste
Lengthened the sleeve by 1"
Didn't use the facing rather a bias tape to finish the neck
Conclusion:Easy, comfy and stylish

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mccalls 7047...Showcasing

Showcasing McCall's 7047 dress in lace fabric.This time, I will not be going into the pattern review details as I have reviewed the pattern here and here . Hope you can give this lovely pattern a space in your stash this holiday season, you will not be disappointed :) ....... I wore the dress to my office holiday dinner this past weekend!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Leftover fabrics....

Self drafted 6 gore pencil skirt from  McCall's 6886 dress  and McCall's 7198 pants leftovers fabrics. What not to love? I am loving  the simplicity, comfort and the fabric combination of this skirt.
The skirt was lined with tricot knit, used 1.5 inches wide non-roll elastic for the waist (no waist casing), interfaced and finished the hem, less than 2 hours later viola.... a flattering skirt was made.

 Silly me

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