The Pattern Review T-Shirt Contest

This contest runs from June 1 – June 30.

Fun – Fun – Fun

 

My Entries:

(1) Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina Vogue V1363

Super lace sleeves

(2) Today’s Fit by Sandra Betzina Vogue V1049

Great Boat Neck

(3) Simplicity S8016

Love that lace bodice.

A Just in Time Summer Dress

McCall’s M7771 is a close fitting, one shoulder classic summer dress.  There are various sleeve options.

This was a quick dress to make that will give a lot of impact!

NewLook 6095

The Finished Dress

After reading all the great reviews online for NewLook 6095, I decided it was time to try this out.  I also have a really nice stripe stretch knit from Mood that just needed to find the right pattern match.  The muslin is done showing me I need to think over the side seams and perhaps some sleeve changes.  More to come…….

 

Tee Time

It’s Tee Time – great weather to make an easy Tee

Fabric Source – fabric was from my stash.  It is a stretch jersey fabric that was a challenge to keep from slipping away.

Pattern Source – This is “The Lavender Tee” from Mood Sewciety digital patterns.

Construction Tips – Double needle for hems and serger for seams.  A quick 2-hour Tee.

Spring into Spring

Pattern Source: This is the Patternreview.com 103 – Winter Street Dress. I ordered the large print copy from their Copy Shop – this was a nice option.

Fabric Source: I made the dress in a black/white floral stretch from Mood Fabrics.  This had been in the stash waiting to meet the right pattern.  

Size I cut and changes I made: I cut an XL for the muslin, however I discovered a L was fine.  I did not do the sleeve flounce since I felt it would have gotten lost in this busy fabric.  I will do the flounce on the next one.  The box pleats were easy to do and really make a nice impact at the waist.

I highly recommend this pattern, it was fast, fairly easy and the end product is nice looking and fitting.

 

Summer Stunners

 

I have made this summer dress before M6115 link.  It is McCall’s M6115.  The fabric, which is new for the Spring/Summer is from Joann Fabric.  It is beautiful blue/purple peacock feather pattern – perfect for this summer dress.

This dress is easy to make and wears really well!

The Flounce Sleeve Dress – Finished!

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I am currently working on McCall’s M7681.  I made a muslin front/back first since my measurements fell between 2 sizes.  Then I made adjustments then cutting, marking, darts and lots of pressing done so far.  I am excited to see how this turns out.  The fabric is from Joann’s Fabrics and was part of the ever-growing stash.

Hand stitched the hem.

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A Red Dress for Christmas

Fabulous Red Dress for Christmas

This dress is Butterick B6616.  It is super comfortable and was easy to make.  I used a 2-way stretch and sew/serge combination.

The fabric was similar to a waffle weave that I found at Joanne Fabrics.  I will definitely make this one again.

The collar was my absolute favorite thing about this dress.  It looks so sharp and was not difficult at all to make.