Saturday, November 15, 2008

This week in fashion...

Beans are out

Tomatoes are in

(Yeah, I know it isn't sewing, but it is what I did instead of sewing. And I was wearing a dress I made while I did it, so that's gotta count for something huh?)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Back in the sewing saddle

Apart from de-jet-lagging this week (hoorah for time off after a holiday!) I have made a start on the Dresstember wardrobe extension.

First is another version of Simplicity 3774 , this time without sleeves. After I was half way through, I realised how similar it is to one Kitty made earlier - weirdly, almost exactly one year ago! This has a fuller skirt though (it's a windy day, so you can't really see it). I've taken to frankensteining the 4 gore skirt from New Look 6557 on any frock that needs a nice full-but-not-circle skirt.


The other dress is another old favourite, a Style pattern from the seventies. I haven't decided if I going to have it as a halter or plain straps.... or I could be tricky and put buttons on the inside of the back, and buttonholes on the straps, and make it convertible...

In an uncharacterisic fit of efficiency, I also cut another out of this material:

I haven't cut the skirt out yet, I might make it with a straight skirt.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Crossing over

Another work top. This is Simplicity 4076. I made the mock wrap, view B with view D sleeves. The fabric is a jersey (poly? I guess, but it's light and soft, not shiny and slippery) I bought at Remnants Warehouse a while ago.