Just because I like them so much, one more shot of my fabulous shoes!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
fabric.com. So far, this seems like a really good fabric choice for the dress because of the slight sheen, stretch, yet stiffness of the material so that the ruffle will actually stand up like on the pattern envelope.
I had convinced myself that after the recent additions to my fabric stash and boot collection that I really didn't need any shoes but when I found what I hope (I'll know for sure when they are delivered on Monday) to be the perfect shoes for the dress on sale and an additional 30% off, I had to have them.
I'll post pics and a full review after Christmas but I'm so excited about the dress (who am I kidding, and the shoes) I just wanted to share.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Yummo! White cake with rum custard filing and whipped cream icing.
Blackened catfish with Cajun lemon butter sauce served with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Pretty good for someone who never cooks.
Then on Saturday, I went to my mom's for my annual birthday dinner which ends up being our Thanksgiving warm up.
Cornish hens and dressing, greens, banana squash, corn and salad.
Followed by a yummy dessert of birthday apple pie (doesn't everyone get one of these?)
And homemade brownies for the chocolate lovers.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions for this were super easy with the exception of one bump in the road but other than attaching the facing to the neck after putting on the cowl, I didn't even have to look at them.
Fabric Used: Ponte Roma Knit
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Is this cool or WHAT!!
I'll post pics of the finished dress as soon I can.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
V1150 - I like this because it's simple, chic and sexy. Give me some tights and a nice shoe boot and I'm ready to go.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
As most of you know, the rules for accepting this award call for me to tell you seven things that you don’t know about me, after which I may nominate seven other blogs to receive this award.
So, here we go.
1. I'm married to my high school sweetheart whom I've known since I was 12 years old.
2. Even though I've been sewing for more than 20 years and have made bridesmaid dresses, ball gowns, skirts, casual dresses, blankets, you name it, I didn't make my first top until this year. The truth is I never even thought about making tops until browsing the review gallery when I first joined PR.
3. I plan to sew at least 90% of my wardrobe over the next year. The remaiing 10% leaves room for the ocassional layering piece.
4. I am the only family member of my generation that knows how to sew even though my mother and most of my aunts do.
5. When I was younger (read slimmer), I used to be able to sew straight from the envelope.
6. Part of the reason I stopped sewing for so long was because of fit issues when I got older(read heavier) .
7. I will never again let pattern company sizing deter me from my passion for creating fashion.
I too follow the blogs of many who have already received this award, however, I have found a few new talented women who are also very deserving.
'Toya at Stitch and Snitch
Jayme Grace at Sew it Seams
A Sewn Wardrobe
Busy Bee Crafting
I am so thankful to be part of such a supportive sewing community.
Jacket 136 and Skirt 137 - Although I NEVER have occassion to wear a suit, if I ever did, this would be the one I'd want to be seen in. I love the combination of the shawl collar and rounded cut-away detail at the hem of the jacket and skirt. Very stylish.
Dress 401 - This dress looks so comfortable and classic but with just the right contemporary touches.
Top 417 - I like this top because it's very simple but the layered use of fabrics make it pretty special.
Skirt 423 - Love this! It's made up in suede in the mag but it will likely show up in denim in my wardrobe.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Here are a couple of close ups of the ruffle and the rolled hem.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Next I'll finish my second version of McCall's 5893
I am also working on McCall's 5621 View C
in a black cotton waffle pique which has been cut out for months and months but I temporarily lost my sewing mojo over most of the Summer as I had the houseguest from Hell for three months. This promises to be really cute and I have the perfect shoes so I'm really trying to get this finished.
If the weather holds out into next week, I'll finish View C of McCall's 5977
In this satin charmeuse print I got for $2.99 awhile back from fabric.com. I've already started cutting it out so that should serve as added incentive.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
There is great coverage and the straps are adjustable for those of us worried about bra strap issues.