Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sewing for Daughter

Kaitlyn from her wedding August 1, 2015
I have a sewing mission and I have accepted it.  Kaitlyn was talking about what I have been making and said she liked several things.  Well, I volunteered to make her some thing.s
Kaitlyn is a senior in college majoring in Secondary Math Education.  This means observing this semester and student teaching next semester.  Time for a transition from college student wardrobe to professional wardrobe.
I have been working on some garments  for her, some requested some my idea.
First up is the Lou Box Top, which she liked mine.  So I have made her three so far
one from this Tribal Crepe de Chine

and two more are finished from a Cotton and Steel floral and a rayon from Imagine Gnats.

Then I was looking for other ideas and found this one (which I remember from Instagram)
and knew I wanted to make the Lou Box Top as a dress.  I didn't widen Kaitlyn's dress as much as much as the stripe dress, Kaitlyn is like me, straighter figure and likes a slimmer dress.  I used this denim tencel and it has the perfect drape for the dress.

Some other things she asked for a couple of Morris Blazers.  I am using a red ponte and this 


Kaitlyn likes to wear dresses and loved this dobby jacquard

I am going with Kwik Sew 4154, it was a dress with sleeves (per Katilyn's request) and no princess seams (per my request).  I didn't want to match all those chevrons.
Kaitlyn liked this Indiesew fabric rayon

And I thought this would be cute, Butterick 6378, just no elastic waist.

Finally, a Grainline Archer from a moss green sunwashed chambray

I did tell Kaitlyn, I would love to sew for her but she will be modeling the new garments for the blog!  Now I better get to sewing.

Oh, yes, one more thing, fitting Kaitlyn will be easy to fit.  She might live an hour away but I have her identical twin here at home, so Meredith will be her stand in!

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9 comments:

  1. Back to school sewing grown up style! Can't wait to see these...might have to steal a few ideas for my daughter!

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  2. Pretty fabrics! How convenient to have a body double around for fitting :)

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  3. Such a nice mom :-) and you will be so busy!! Wonderful ideas.

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  4. These look like great plans. It cracks me up that you have a perfect dress form of sorts at home with you. What a nice perk of being a twin.

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  5. What a great challenge & easy way to fit 😍 Lucky daughter

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  6. I'm really looking forward to seeing each of the pieces - but especially the Kwik Sew dress. It's a great looking pattern: classic but 'with interest'. Thanks so much for sharing your makes!

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  7. Your a good mother. My daughter is making a similar transition from law student to lawyer - I gave her $600 for two suits! The ultimate selfish seamstress.

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  8. Go Mom! great picks, love the Butterick pattern may need to add that to my collection!

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  9. I was recently here and this is an amazing place for a wedding. I got a little carried away with the open bar. An open bar allows you to like any sort of music, even the most awful. Anyway, for those of you thinking to marry, these wedding venues are the perfect spot.

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