Current Sewing Work……

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.

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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.

Sweater Time

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

McCalls 6115 M&MSummer 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.

My accessories for the above picture was our kittens Minnie and Muffin – aka – The Minnie Muffins.

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Finally finished

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……..