Saturday, November 19, 2011

Party Dress

I've been wanting to sew a party dress for my daughter, for years now, this is the year it finally got done!   I used M6281, it was so easy, I couldn't believe it.  It's not totally finished as you can see by the pictures, I need to top stitch the skirt where it comes together with the  top and take up the hem, but I'm waiting for my daughter to try it on  and see if there's any adjustments to be made.  I put it on my dress form,  and adjusted the dress form to the smallest size,but unfortunately my daughter and I are no where near the same size ( what a shocker!), its a good thing I used a knit fabric, so it stretches!  Maybe she'll let me take pictures when she tries it on, she won't be home until Thanksgiving, so I'll have to wait until then.

And yes that is a Christmas tree in the back ground, my husband doesn't think a month is long enough to keep up the tree, so he always puts it up a week  or so before Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Simplicity 2226

I recently joined a sew-a-long at .  Anna is awesome and offered some very helpful tips.  I love sew-a-longs, you learn so much from other people and you really do feel a sense of accomplishment when you're done.  Unlike sewing on your own, you have a schedule to follow and it keeps you from getting overwhelmed when you run into  problems, you can also see how other people do things and learn from them.
I followed Anna's instructions except instead of using view C, I used A and I omitted the belt loops, I made them, but didn't like the way they turned out and I thought it looked better without them.  The fabric I used was a light weight corduroy.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Post crossing

I recently joined a group that exchanges post cards with other members in different parts of the world, its something different for anyone that looks forward to getting snail mail, other than circulars/flyers.  Since email and direct pay is so popular I think I forgot how slow regular mail can be.  The first post card I sent took 14 days to get from the U.S. to Poland, well guess what? I got my first one today from a someone that lives in Canada.  I was excited to finally get one, and on my birthday too!