Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"Showcase" at Last!!!

Okay so I have been wanting to showcase my work for the longest time. I have a number of projects lined up to start next month but I will post two projects that I have done recently. Sewing relaxes me so I have decided to try to do a project every week or at the most every other week for challenging projects. I hope you enjoy my blog!! Happy reading :)

So here goes....

Simplicity 2697

I love, love, love this top. I took a while between cutting the pattern out and actually sewing it because I thought it would be more difficult than it actually. I enjoyed sewing it... Quite simple and easy to put together. I chose a mixture of top C with sleeve A. I used size 12, which was a perfect fit. I personally think that mine looks better than the model's!

Pattern Description:
Light top with sleeve variations and elastic at shoulder.

Fabric Used:
Georgette. I will sew another, maybe style F in Satin.

None, I sewed it exactly as directed.

I paired it with a pair of classic black slacks to give it a complete look. Though, I doubt I would wear it with a skirt, when I sew it again I would lengthen it a bit so it can be tucked in to be worn with a pencil skirt for a sleek look to wear to work.

Next up:

New Look 6909

I have had this New Look pattern for quite some time before I finally decided to sew it. I chose view C without the pockets.

Pattern Description:
Vintage type dress with princess seams, pleated cap sleeves and bow in collar.

Fabric Used:
Linen Blend

I did not include the pockets.

I like the style of this dress, its very sophisticated, however the collar on my dress does not look exactly like the model's, I think its because I did not follow all the sewing directions. The area just above my bust does not lay as flat as I would like it to, so some alterations may have been required here (suggestions anyone). I would use this pattern again but I would not make it with the collar, only because I would not want too many dresses in this style.

The dress without the collar and pleated cap sleeves is very basic and can take many variations to get the desired look.

So until I write again, happy reading and thanks for stopping by!