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Showing posts from July, 2011

Dress #5 is underway....

I spent the evening prepping and cutting out Simplicity 2648.  I decided to use the pink/fuchsia/white floral print.  I plan to have it completed by the weekend.  The fabric is a linen blend.

And...uh...only 2 more days to SEASON 9 of Project Runway

Dress #4 Complete....

I love this dress!  I completed it with no issues.  The pattern includes alternate pieces for different cup sizes.  This is the finished dress with extra pics of the fabric and the next fabric on the cutting room table.

Pattern Description: Fitted dress w/princess seams and purchased belt
Pattern Sizing: 16 (I cut the pattern pieces for a D cup)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes!  I was very pleased about that!
Were the instructions easy to follow? They were easy to follow and the details at the neck and armhole were easy as well.  
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the finishing at the neckline and the front opening.  Bias strips were used to finish the neck and armhole.  It was a very nice touch to the finished garment.
Fabric Used: I used a linen blend, floral print.  I was a bit worried once I cut it out that the flowers might be too much, but I'm pleased with the final product.
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Dress #4 on the cutting room table....

Butterick 5638 is on tap....  I'm shooting to complete it by this weekend.  I have two linen-like prints for the dress.  If the first goes well, I'll whip it up again in the second print.  The pattern includes alternate pieces for C and D bra cup sizes.  I think that's FABULOUS--whoo hoo!!!  I hate making the FBA.  So far, Dress #1 has been my favorite.  Dress #3 is almost complete. I still need to finish the hems at the bottom and armholes.  I enjoy working with the knits, but I'm still finding my rhythm regarding alterations and some of the finishings. I made the FBA on all of the knits so far, but it seems I may not need to do that.  I have Vogue 1250 on the to-do list....  I won't be making the FBA for that one.  I'll post pics of the fabrics and finished garments soon!