Sunday, October 23, 2016

Dress #17 -- Gertie's "Blue Wool Work Dress" (2016)

From her "Ultimate Dress Book", I made Gertie's "Blue Wool Work Dress" yesterday in one day! It was a quick, easy thing to make and I was very excited about how it turned out! Of course, it's not blue and not wool, though! I'm at poverty level right now, so I have to work with what I have in my stash. I had JUST the perfect amount of this red cotton. Like, I thought I wasn't going to make it. Then I decided on the white trim and it turned out just Annie-riffic! It fits perfectly (size 10) and it's something I will actually wear. It was so simple to make I decided to add an "A" to it!

Dress #16 -- Simplicity 8062 (1950s Repro)

Just something I sewed for a 2 year old cousin by request of my grandmother. I admit, I hated making it. But here it is. LOL.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Dress #15 -- McCall's 3992 (1974)

Yes, my sewing has been lacking in Colorado!! I have been hiking about 75 miles a month up and down mountains and I went on a LOT of dates this Now that I am living on one income and paying my own way, the sewing budget just isn't there like it used to be. I'm trying to use my stash, but I've been prioritizing my fitness right now. I've lost 15lbs here and size 14 patterns are beginning to become too large. But I squeezed in a small project recently:

Friday, July 22, 2016

Dress #14 -- Butterick P289 (2016)

I knew before I started this that is wasn't going to be boob-friendly and I knew I would never wear it -- but I had the perfect amount of this fabric left over and went for it anyway!

It looks good on my dummy, not so much on me. It wasn't a difficult pattern to put together, but here are some of the things I don't like about it:

1. No boob support. I wear 36D bra. I wear TWO bras daily and I sleep in them. I like my puppies SUPPORTED. That means, strapless bras are useless and uncomfortable to me.

2. The side tie makes my waist look thick. It's bulk I don't like.

3. It's not really wearable/practical for me. I knew this making it. It's just a "fun" garment!

It's not a bad pattern, just didn't work for me. Oh well!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Dress #13 -- Hollywood 564 (1941)

Back to the sewing board! I made a slip to start. I didn't really put a lot of effort into it because it was something I NEEDED.

New place is coming along and I'm already sewing two things!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Early 1970s "Miss Rubette" dress

I have another dress from this "Miss Rubette" brand, which is just as epic. I went to the antique shop here today and I had to buy this beauty. The hanger does her NO JUSTICE. This dress fits me perfectly, but, unfortunately, I do not have proper undergarments right now to model it. Nor do I have my dress form right now. I'm staying with a friend until I move into my permanent apartment on June 10.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The Fabric Stash

I'm in the middle of moving so what better time to go through my fabric and get a visual representation of what I have? I'm going to be my own fabric store pretty soon.