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……..
Princess seam dress
All ready to go…..
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!
This was fun to make. I had some extra plaid material and some zippers I did not need. I saw a cute clutch in a store a thought, “I could easily make that”. This is the result! I included a clutch snap in the front and done!
Just something a little different………
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.
This is Pamela’s Pattern #115 – Softly Pleated Dress. This was a joy to make. The dress has lovely pleats at the waist . The pattern has quite a few selections of sleeves and necklines so the possibilities are really almost endless. The fabric is a drapey knit that was a breeze to sew. The fabric was purchased at Steve’s Sewing & Vacuum in King of Prussia, PA. I already have plans to make another dress with this pattern. Spring is on the way….soon!
Softly Pleated Dress:
Pattern: Pamela’s Pattern #115 Softly Pleated Dress
Fabric: Black/White knit from Steve’s Sewing and Vacuum, King of Prussia, PA