Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Simplicity 2257 and Butterick 4815



Simplicity 2257
Skirt view A
Misses slim and flared skirts, each in two lengths.

Fabric: Ladies your mother always told you not to buy no cheap a fabric. Well this fabric I got from JoAnns and it was started fraying as I was sewing it. But I kept with it because I had already started with it. So I will wear this outfit until it fades away. LOL!

Conclusion: This was a fun skirt to make. If I knew how to alter patterns I would have widen it in the hip area a little more. The waist fits great and I love the length I will be making this skirt again.

Butterick 4815
Vest view B
Fitted, lined vest has neckline and front closing variations and princess seams.A: faux collar, double-breasted and ribbon belt. B: back flounce.

Fabric: same as skirt.

Conclusion: Love this vest will make it again. No troubles making this vest.Direction was clear and easy to follow.

IF any of you could give me some names of some good books that teach pattern altering let me know. Thanks!!

Well that's it for me happy crafting to all!!! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Testing Testing!!!! :)

It has been some time since I last blog. What have I been up to, if you like to know LOL! I have started working full time and my church made me the youth leader. That all spells I have been soooooo busy that sewing have been put on the back burner for a while. I have cut out a couple things but I never got to sewing it.

So this daddy/daughter dance thing came up and it gave me my sewing mojo back I think!Well I guess I will see! LOL!

Butterick 3714

I did a button hook instead of hook/eye.

Hubby and DD :)

Fabric: Platinum glitter satin from JoAnn fabric.

Pattern: Butterick 3714

Notions: 18" zipper, hook and eyes.

Conclusion: This was a very easy dress but I am still trying to master putting in an invisible zipper. All I have to say is one day I will get there. I have to refer to youtube every time I have to put one in. Maybe one day PLEASE!! LOL!

Well that's all forks!!! Happy crafting to all :)