Saturday, June 1, 2013

Is She Lovely Made from Love?

This is my granddaughter all dolled up for her 6th grade dance. She graduates this year to middle school and we(the family) are so proud of her accomplishments. She plays the flute and aspires to run track in jr high school. I self drafted this dress for her on Monday night and by Friday morning this is what it came out to be!! I love this dress on her and as you can seeeeeee, She loves it too!! The dress is made of silk essence and the flowerettes and sash is made of organza. I put a side zipper in of 7 inches but I need to change it to something longer because it was a little bit of a tight squeeze to get into. Otherwise, I am very please with the outcome and will try to make this again.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

V8745 | Misses' Top | View All | Vogue Patterns

V8745 | Misses' Top

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 I made this top last summer and I love the collar!!  I didn't add the sleeves as you can see. I thought the collar was enough to cover my arms for the summer. There is a lining to the top and I added seam binding to the armholes. I must say, it sewed together really fast. Thanks to my son for taking the pic. I did have some nice brown heels to match but had been on my feet all day and just couldn't bear to put those puppies back on for the pic!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Butterick5709 with some changes

Hello Fellow bloggers!!

I made this dress from the top of Butterick 5709 and added to the sleeves a diamond shape. I also self drafted the skirt, gathered it in the waist with double stitching. The fabric is a burnt out velvet and lined in the bodice and skirt. The sleeves are not lined.  The dress pulls over my head, no elastic, no zippers or buttons. I bought ribbon for a tie belt and Voila!!! Cest fini!!. I wore it to our church's Valentines Day party and danced all night!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!