Monday, January 30, 2012

Vogue 1250

Just recently received this pattern as a giveaway from "Adonising" Dressing for Dinner. Thanks again!!! I am so excited to get started. Although, I have some sewing to do for the bridal shop I work at parttime, I am going to do my best to get this done quick. I purchased a gray lace knit and a spandex, polyester with a little sheen to it to go underneath it. Will have some pics next time.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Butterick 5313

I started digging in my collection of patterns after doing B4914. Basically looking for patterns that had no zippers, no lining, no pockets. So here is what I found. B5313. I chose view B.
 I cut it into a size 14 but this one the sleeves are a bit snug. Still have learned my lesson to do a pattern fit.
 I added jewels around the neckline for some embellishment. The fabric is stretch lace which I doubled so you couldn't see thru it. The black is ponte knit.
I didn't put any jewels on the sleeve ends, but that might change. I just didn't want to overstate it if I wanted to wear a bracelet. That is still questionable. Any thoughts/suggestions/feedback.

Butterick 4914 in Purple passion!!

This is the completed dress. I really like it but I had to do some adjusting to the top of the dress. I have a long torso and sometimes in my eagerness forget I need to adjust for that to make a good fit.
 I added about 2 inches to the shoulder. This is what happens when you don't do a pattern fit or muslin. It works for me though.
 I also added darts to the back. The pattern was cut in a size 16 which of course was way too big. I usually cut a size 12 or 14.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This is what I am working on tonight . My fabric is a cotton purple knit. It has no zippers or elastic, just seam binding as a notion so I hope this doesn't take me long. I already cut it out so off to the machine I go!!