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!

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.