Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cashmerette: Appleton wrap dress...LOVE!!!

Hi, I love, love, love wrap dresses. This would be the 1st one that fit the 1st time out of the package. I did the PDF. I cut a 20 E\F at the bust and graded to the 24 from the waist to hips. I messed up and cut a 20 at the waist. I also added about 2 inches to the length. This was made from a wrapped remnant pc from my local fabric store. This was my tester. So I guess you would call it the “wearable muslin”. It was way too low at the bust, so for the next one I will use the finished measurements and be sure to cut the waist properly. But I still wore my dress with a denim jacket and a cami under it for work. I love, love, love this dress and not having to do a FBA was a plus. I know we all can do one, but it was nice not having to do so. Next time I want to add another inch or two so I can wear heals. I am staring my summer/fall transitional wear. Happy sewing and thanks for checking out. Oh...excuse the bare feet, I just wanted to get the pic in...

Friday, September 2, 2016

September....National Sewing Month....YAY!!!

I know that September is the National Sewing Month. So I am going to try to sew or cut out something everyday in the month. 

Last night I cut out two self drafted Ponte Knit "pencil" skirts . One in black and one in olive. 

Happy Sewing!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Extra Long Sewing Weekend....

I had off Thursday, Friday and Monday, so I decided to get some needed sewing done. I wanted to get a jump on the Spring/Summer sewing. So on my list of strapless maxis I have two made so far. One is using B6206, I used the bodice from A and the long skirt patter piece instead of the hi/low version. 

This fabric is from my stash. I was able to get a good deal on knit from my local brick and mortar fabric store. I think i was 1.99 per yard.

For the darker dress, I used M6558. I've had this fabric in my stash for about 20 years. It's still good no dry rot or anything. 

So I think I did pretty good for two days and I have two dresses. Excuse the mess. I am in the process of trying to organize it...