Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cleaning out Closets

Remember this dress I made for last year's Sustainable Living Fair?

It's been sitting in my closet waiting to be worn, so I finally 
decided to gift it to my good friend Julia.  

My favorite detail is the gold bow that ties in the back.  
I think Julia wears it beautifully!

Happy stitching!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Mendocino Dress

A quick Mendocino Dress stitched for my very special cousin Annie.  
After all, she is the one who sent me the link to the pattern to begin with! 
Big thanks to my friend Julia who modeled the dress beautifully 
before it was sent to its recipient in Portland.  

Pattern:  Mendocino Dress by Heather Ross (free!)

Friday, May 18, 2012

"It's very purpley." - Buddy the Elf

 I made this dress a year ago and am finally posting pictures!  
It's a Kwik Sew pattern that was super easy; great for beginners 
but also a fun, quick project for more advanced seamstresses.  

I've worn the dress a few times since its construction - I like it for the most part
but the neck line is low and the sleeves are a bit too poofy for my liking.  
Still a fun dress for how quickly and easily it came together!

Pattern:  Kwik Sew 3675
Fabric:  Joel Dewberry Empire Weave

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stash-busting Sunday: The Sorbetto Dress

This was a stash buster from months ago, and I finally have the pictures to prove it!
I used the Sorbetto pattern for the top and a Kwik Sew pattern for the skirt.  

The end result is ... OK.  I haven't worn it in public yet because it feels a little like a potato sack.  I definitely like it more with a sweater than without...but this one may end up at the ARC eventually.  

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Target knock-off

A Target original, a wearable muslin and my new favorite shirt!

This blue shirt has been in my closet forever, and I've been meaning to re-make it for a while now.  After a full viewing of the new Muppets movie, I had all the pieces traced and ready to sew!  

I used some red fabric I've had in my stash for years for the muslin, and it turned out to be fairly wear-able (although it's a little gape-y at the neckline and the fabric isn't very comfortable).  

And the final product that I've been wearing non-stop on my days off is made from this pretty Lecien floral that feels great and drapes beautifully!  If you look closely, you can see I used light-pink bias tape to create a border around the neckline.  

Pretty soon, my entire wardrobe will be a version of this shirt!