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
Color Block Dress
Pattern: Pamela’s Patterns #116 Classic T Shirt Dress
Fabric: Blue ponte knit and color block floral from Mood Fabrics, NYC
Gray Swing jacket:
Pattern: Simplicity 2208 view A
Fabric: Fleece from “stash”
Trim: from “stash”
Picture taken at Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
New three piece outfit:
Pants: Today’s Fit by Vogue (V1411) Sandra Betzina Puzzle Pants:
- Fabric – black ponte knit from Mulberry Fine Silks and Fabrics, Carborro, NC
Shirt: Today’s Fit by Vogue (V1363) Sandra Betzina T Shirt
- Fabric – floral knit from Mulberry Fine Silks and Fabrics, Carrboro, NC
Cardigan: McCalls (M6084) view A
- Fabric – Ponte knit from Mood Fabrics, NYC
Picture taken at Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC