It is finally sweater time!
I made the Willow Cardigan from Mood’s online patterns. I used the same waffle weave material from the sample.
What a nice sweater and my Ovation Serger made it a breeze.
Till next time……… keep sewing!
Summer is here along with the heat.
I bought this fabric with a pre-smocked top section. I loved the fabric but not how the smocking effect looked on me so I cut that off and made a cute sun dress. I will save the smocking portion for a future summer bag.
The neck treatment is parachute rope from the craft section of the fabric store. I could not believe I found the exact match for the purple color.
This dress is McCall’s 6115. I have made this 3 times already. It is very simple to make and many many choices to customize.
I am very glad that I took a look at my earlier version (from Muslin to Dress) of this dress and decided to recreate. I used my own pattern created from a ready to wear princess dress that I really like. The results are great and I have worn this look many times!
Sometimes the best end result comes from starting over……..
This was a fun top to make. I had this fabric forever and never could find the best pattern. Well the two finally met and this is the results. Hope you enjoy!
The dress in not quite done yet. I have neck, arms and hem to complete. Using the muslin made a big difference in fit and style decisions. The fabric is fabulous!
I might do a small cap sleeve – not sure yet.
After many, many years of sewing, I have discovered a new love of making a muslin first. This is a great way to get the feel of the pattern, make adjustments as you go all before toughing the fashion fabric. I also helps a lot if I am between two choices of fabric.
The pattern is Vogue 8871 and the beautiful fabric from Mood is Digital Print Poly/Neoprene Blue/White/ Floral.
I decided that I would really focus on pattern manipulations and garment fit so I am taking classes over the next few weeks to perfect this skill.
So I expect to create even better fitting and looking garments.