Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Refashioned Cynthia Rowley Dress

I made this Cynthia Rowley dress last year,  loved the dress so much that I worn-out  the faux leather sleeve, so instead of condemning the dress to wadderland  I removed the sleeve, serged and finished with 1/4" SA for a sleeveless look.  I paired it with a ready-to-wear under top for work this morning. With this new look I can have at least 3 different looks; wear as a sleeveless dress, with jacket or with an under top like this.... that's a big score in my book.......




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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

McCall's 6796..... Last Project of 2014

Happy 2015 folks and yes another McCall's....this time M6797  top pattern was made into a dress. I scored the sweater knit fabric from my local Fabricland and knew right there it was destined for a dress. The dress was made in approximately 2.5hrs  morning of Dec.31 and made it my official last project of 2014......





These few alterations were made to the pattern
Modifications Made
1. Cut size 14, lengthened to dress length and tapped from hip to hemline
2. Omitted the buttons on the collar
3. Interfaced the sleeve and dress hem with fusible interface
4. Added a belt
 Conclusion:
No dislike at all as this dress kept me warm throughout the day and  I will make it my TNT sweater dress pattern. Flattering, easy and quick what not to love?
 Happy Sewing !!!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

McCall's 7047.....Have you noticed?

I am really falling for McCall's patterns these days and M7047 is no exception. Anytime my sewing calls for simplicity and stylish McCall's come to my rescue so what not to love.? This is one of the easiest patterns have sewn lately and I so much love the outcome that am planning on a shorter version already..... I guess I am turning into mcCall's spokesperson....lol
 For my lovely dress, I used  crepe-knit fabric which I was fortunate enough to buy in 3 different colors, the original price was $24/m but got mine at 70% off the original . I just can't begin to describe the feel of this fabric on my body....ohhhh heavenly!! and how smooth it was to sew nothing to dislike at all. Back to the pattern, I made these few changes
Modifications Made
1.  Added about 3/4" to the bodice
2. Cut bodice back on grain because I didn't have enough fabric to cut on fold.  (I had just 2 m of a 60" wide fabric)
3. Cut the skirt-back on grain due to the same reason as above
4. The fabric had a moderate stretch so I cut 16 for the skirt, and 14 bodice. I am so glad I did, even with my weight loss it might have been  a bit difficult to fit...
As promised no more cellphone pictures.....





Hope you all had a wonderful Xmas. Looking forward to a fulfilling 2015....... Happy Sewing!!!!


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

McCall's 6992.....

Fall wardrobe staple, another great pattern from McCall's. I love the simplicity of this pattern and how fast it took to pull together.  I spent approximately 2 hours to complete including cutting and sewing time so a big plus in my book.
I used a sweater knit fabric that has been in my stash for ages. I think I did a good job with the placement of the fabric due to fabric shortage (I had about a meter) but importantly I wanted to make sure the white diamonds are not on the girls.....so a pat on the back for me....

 Modification made to the pattern:

1. Added 1-inch to the  bodice
2. Removed about 1.5-inch from each side of the sleeve from arm-hole to sleeve-band ( The sleeve had too much ease for my liking it might be due to my fabric choice but can't tell for sure until I try another fabric)
Please pardon my picture quality again, my better camera is back now so  I will try to take and post better pictures again.....



Enjoy the countdown to Xmas, and  have a wonderful and a happy Holidays.... 


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