Friday, May 18, 2012

80's Romper?

Have you ever looked at a pattern and thought how cute this would look on you?  Me, too!  That's exactly what I thought when I saw this pattern, McCall's stitch 'n save M6533.  I just finished this up last night and took pictures this morning, OMG!  The 80's are calling and they want their romper back!  I feel like Alexis from Dynasty,  all I need is shoulder pads!! Don't get me wrong, it is comfy to wear, but don't be in a hurry going to the bathroom, it's a  b**** to take off in a hurry!    Although I like the concept of a romper,  aside from the gathered shoulders that gives it that dated look,  I don't like the bodice,   it gaps right in the center and leaves you exposing more than you want to expose.  I do intend to make this again, but I am going to attempt to do something I've never done before, I am going to change the bodice.  I haven't totally decided what I'm going to do with it, I was thinking, maybe a more fitted bodice with a zipper in the back.  I don't know if this would be any easier to take off, but I don't like the idea of buttons, I don't know, maybe once I get started I'll change my mind.  Does anyone have any experience/ideas regarding this dilemma, I'd appreciate hearing from you

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Post Mark Dress

Does it seems like I've got a theme going here? First, there was the Lost letters dress, now the Post Mark Dress, what next?  Well I promise, no more theme dresses!  Not for awhile anyway.
 I just love this fabric, I couldn't tell you why, it's 100% cotton, I tend to go with the cotton, I think it's more of a casual look.  Anyway, I always thought, yellow wasn't my color, I still think that, but I made an exception, this pattern comes with a unlined short sleeved jacket I could always do a different color, there are so many colors in this dress I am having trouble deciding what color to make the jacket, got any suggestions?
 I used See&Sew B5699, it was fairly easy, my only complain is that I had trouble when it came time to attach the skirt to the bodice, for some reason the sides stuck out, I had to take it in more so they wouldn't come to a point.