Summer is here

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.

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Off the shoulder…..

This was a fun top to make.  I had this fabric forever and never could find the best pattern.IMG_5679  Well the two finally met and this is the results.  Hope you enjoy!

From Muslin to Dress (almost….)

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The Update:

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.

The Muslin:

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.