Sunday, August 22, 2010

In Love

MCCALLS 3788 dress by Givenchy.

For sale on Ebay

If I had the money, I would do a buy-it-now in a heartbeat. *sighs*

I have a few new sewing patterns up on my Etsy. None quite compare to the one above haha.

Kitty not for sale.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feedsack Fabric

I have a new obsession with feedsack printed fabrics. Especially anything with strawberries, haha. I found this collection of 50 prints at Keepsake Quilting.

I found some amazing strawberry print fabric on Etsy, the seller also has some in blue too.

I also discovered GovDeals yesterday. There is nothing that I need there but it is interesting to see the things that they have for sale. Right now there is a lot of 30 "obsolete" duck crossing signsfor sale. I wonder why they are obsolete. Maybe all the ducks are gone :(

Monday, August 9, 2010

Vogue 2960 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Close-fitting, low neckline bodice and cap sleeves, gathered in front of upper bodice, darted at waistline, flared skirt with release pleats at waistline seam, below mid-calf length and front buttoned closure.

Pattern Sizing: DD(12-14-16-18)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except for the lack of buttons. It looked a lot better when my friend tried it on, my guy friend is the one modeling it in the picture (no offense to you A.J., you're just not a dress kind of guy).

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. I did not run across any problems sewing this dress, and the instructions were written very clear.

Fabric Used: Sheer embroidered organdy over white silk dupioni.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Removed the button-front closure and added a zipper instead. Used a sheer overlay fabric over the white silk dupioni, and gathered the skirt rather than pleating it. Gathering it was neccessary in my case so the border embroidery of the sheer fabric would remain flush with the hem.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely would. I recently bought this pattern so I can sew this in my size (I sewed this dress for a friend for her prom).

Conclusion: Definitely recommended!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

At least I have something to feel good about right now.