Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Butterick 6169 - Column Dress in Abstract Jersey

Butterick 6169 dress in Mood Fabrics'  abstract rayon jersey

  Dresses are one of those things that are so fun to make and so easy to wear.  One stop in the closet, grab a dress and off you go, right?  I love seeing all the dresses people make in a variety of fabric.  With that being said, my casual and work lifestyle isn't one that requires many dresses, so I don't make them often.   Now there is an exception, this summer I have needed dresses for several weddings, evenings out and some work dinners.  My wardrobe was in a sad state for dresses and I have been busy correcting this oversight.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Indiesew Fall Collection Blog Tour - Summer to Fall with The Cabin Blouse and Laurelhurst Cardigan

Welcome to the Indiesew 2015 Fall Collection  which I am thrilled to be a part of this fun tour around blogland.  Allie has done an amazing job at Indiesew, promoting independent patterns and has a great selection of patterns to jump start your fall wardrobe.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Rose - A Messenger Bag Tutorial

Back in 2012, I designed this bag and made a pattern.  My plans were several patterns all with a garden theme name.  Get it Girls in the Garden pattern company and flower names for the bag?  It was a good thought but I designed two patterns.  A good friend helped with the design of the covers and the pattern layout.  I sold a few patterns, gave away some patterns and then for the last year nothing much happened. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 28

Dresses anyone?  I think they are good transition pieces between seasons.  You can add layers, tights or boots as needed for the temperature.

This one from JCrew

Three different patterns, all McCall's for options
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McCall's 7046 has some of the lines, flounce and ruching at the waistline for a bit different look
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McCall's 7187 looks very similar and has the optional flounce
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This look has been featured on FFI before, but it keeps popping up and I love this one from 
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McCall's 6885 is spot on, you just need to add pocket flaps like the plaid version
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Want more lines in a dress?  Try this look from Alexa Chung via Net-a-Porter
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Style Arc's Italia Shirt Dress has the look for you

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Simplicity 2174 has the look, just adjust the pockets up a bit and add big brass buttons
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Happy dress sewing!  As always, I so appreciate your comments on this post and your feedback.  Please share a pattern suggestion and I do my best to update the post.

Thanks again.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

McCall's 6928- Stripe Shirting

McCall's 6928 stripe sleeveless top, using Mood Fabrics' stripe shirting.
My idea for this fabric was a blouse of some kind, probably an Archer when I placed my order at Mood Fabrics.  A phone call from Mood stating there was only 1.25 yards changed my plans on the pattern but did not change wanting the fabric.  With the limited yardage, I knew just which pattern I wanted to make, McCall's 6928.