Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ooooh, i lurv it!

So I finished the Simplicity 2222 dress. Um, and I was super wrong. The skirt isn't terminally short, the pattern is just very long in the torso, at least it is for me. I did chop off 3 inches off the bottom of the dress (of the 6 inches that I added) before hemming. I don't like short skirts, especially for work, you know, 'cause sometimes you need to pick something up off the ground and I don't want to think about it too hard.

I'm so happy with the results. Giddily happy with the sewing I did. I was very patient and I enjoyed being that way, whereas usually I find it kind of painful. I must be growing up!

I rushed home every day after work this week to work on the dress and it was worth it, because I think I'm going to wear it for Casual Friday. Ok... picture onslaught.

hee hee, two red buttons, you know, just cause

waistline detail, i used elastic instead of cording

Even with the narrow back adjustment there's still a teeny bit too much fullness across the back but not too bad. I did use all the "petite" conversions which made most things land in the right place.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Simplicity 2222 and New Look 6843

The past couple of weeks I have neglected this space a little. Not sure why, I suppose settling into my new job and generally laziness in many areas of my life. But spring has sprung here in Edmonton and it's difficult not to feel some renewed energy when the sun streams through your living room windows.

I'm working on Simplicity 2222 at the moment. I'm making the "classic" version of this dress. Oh yoy, if I hadn't been thinking this dress would have been 8 inches too short. Warning to all who are over 25 that make this pattern, it is short. I hope when I have the dress finished I don't wish I hadn't added even more than the 6 inches.

I was really impressed with machine's ability to handle the buttonholes. It did a lovely job!

 And I think I'm finally getting the hang of topstitching ... that took awhile!
 This is my other finished product from this week. It's a New Look pattern that I've had for several years. Super easy, and you could easily make ten of these. I like the super thin waistband and made in this super soft knit (yeah, that's right, three supers in a row) that I've had for over ten years I think I'll have trouble convincing myself to wear something other than this skirt to work.