Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dress #26 -- Simplicity 6098 (1973)

Last dress of 2016. It's a dud!!

I already know the fabric choice is wrong, but I have to use what I have for right now. This fabric looks better on the bolt, though LOL. Also, the dress is TOO BIG. Looks like a shapeless sack (I have to pulled back). I no longer wear size 14 patterns and I'm kinda at a crossroads here with all the weight I lost this year.

Yea, this one's MEH. Gave me something to do, I guess.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Dress #25 -- Gertie's Shirtwaist Dress (2012)

From her very first book:

I cut out a size 8 and it's actually a tad too big for me! It's ok, though. That's why I have a bunch a belts, lol. This dress was also the first time I ever did shirring and I was in awe when I ironed it and it bunched up. /no life lol. The dress itself is amazingly comfortable and perfect for any occasion. It was easy to make and I'm probably going to make more in '17.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Dress #24 -- Simplicity 8256 (1970s repro)

A semi-dud! I think my fabric choice was probably bad, but I'm using from my stash right now and nothing says 70s like brown and orange LOL. Not a difficult pattern, but the hem is RIGHT THERE which I didn't like (not for taller girls!) and the sleeves are "Herman Munster Sleeves" which I HATE more than anything and why I usually make short sleeved versions!!

Meh. Oh well. They can't all be winners!

Dress #5 -- Simplicity 8485 (1969)