I have 3 alteration projects to do this week...after those are complete...I will NOT be doing anymore alterations or custom pieces for others with the exception of baby blankies until further notice...why??? Cuz it's all about me, me, me..I need time to create my own fall/winter wardrobe..it'll be challenging but I'm up for the task :)
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
My goal for this fall/winter is to create at least 4-5 pieces...tho theres tons I want to do. I must be realistic. I have to take into account my full time work schedule, projects for others, my awesome procrastination skills & my super laziness..lol
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
This is a cute romper that I decided to make out of lace and polka dots. This pattern called for non stretch fabric but I used stretch. For the top I only lined the busty area not the full piece as the pattern said. I completed the bottom just like the pattern, except I made the hem shorter. The zipper up the front makes this romper super cute and easy to wear. I will definitely be making more for next summer.
This is a easy cute little dress. I found the perfect fabric that inspired me to do a sundress. This dress has a zipper, gathered skirt, and pleats in the bodice. I altered the pattern a little to make the front a couple inches shorter than the back..Hi-lo!! This pattern was easy to adjust to my small boobie measurements, so that was a plus. I also like the pockets, the placement and the fabric make them seem invisible. I also made cute little matching hair bows
This dress was pretty & easy, I'm sure I'll make more for next summer.
Pattern description: Retro dress w/ peek-a-boo neckline & peplum
Pattern sizing: 6-8
Fabric used: Floral silky satin
I started with the top first due to limited cutting space. I cut it in a 6-8 and only used 1/2in. seam allowances. I lowered the neckline because it was way too high for me. I added purple piping to the front seams and the neckline. I finished the armholes with double fold bias tape. I also lined the top because my fabric was slightly see thru. Overall the top was really easy to construct.
I was originally making this dress to wear to a party but it didn't get finished in time. Once I was fine with the top I decided to change the skirt.. Took me like a week to decide what I want to do.. I used this opportunity to make my own patter. Im no pattern maker so I wanted to try something easy. I chose a skirt with a peplum. I've been around pattern making enough to know the basic. I got the pattern for the peplum in the first try..it took me two tries on the skirt. I also added pockets (I love pockets!) using the pattern from the dress.
Overall, with all the changes I made I think the dress came out awesome. Now I just need somewhere to wear it.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes, no..i changed it but it looks exactly the way I want it to.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I dont really read the instructions.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it it others? Yes, its a great little dress.