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Showing posts from November, 2015

Dress #4 -- Butterick 6217 (2015)

I MADE SOMETHING!!! It's been 10 months so I don't think it's the best, but I still have my sewing mojo. There are a few crooked lines and I actually temporarily forgot what some of the stitches were on my machine, but it kept me busy of the last few days and I'm really excited I'm sewing again. Unfortunately, I could not find my soft apparel interfacing so I used a stiffer type I use for handbags. That is one thing I don't like as it makes the top stick out a bit at the neckline. It doesn't EXPOSE anything (lol), but I'd prefer it to sit flatter. Oh well. I'm also excited to show off my slimmer figure. I made this top out of a size 12 instead of a 14: There were a few things "wrong" with the pattern. First, the facing didn't match the bodice. Mine was too short. I took out the shoulder seams and that helped. Also, the petal sleeves didn't fit in the armholes. If you match the big O's and baste like the pattern …

Dress of the Century 1980-1989

Continuing my series! My sewing machines and possessions arrived this week. Sewing will resume tomorrow! Until then... 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 That long knit skirt from 1987 -- I wore those so hard from 1986-1988! With Converse sneakers and DIY t-shirts of bands I liked!