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I'm a little sewing fiend.

Here are pictures of me in the floral dress - that I ended up wearing on Easter. My sister, my mom and I.

Tuffy and I on Easter

The beginnings of the blue lace like blouse. The pattern is on the left and it is pictured there in white. The middle is the cut pattern pieces. (Dig my hot pink needle case that I had to make as a project for one of my classes at FIT. The outside is leopard print felt. Hot. Where else would I have an actual assignment to make a needlecase?!?)

I began the blouse before Easter dinner. I got the shell done then and today I put in the sleeves and the collar. Here is a pictue of one sleeve and the collar.

This is where I am now. The sleeves look very deflated in this picture, but they will puff when on.

And the last picture for the evening is the first thing I made on my spring break. This all started when my mom and I found a limited edition J Crew dress that we both liked. We went to investigate more, and it was $650. We then decided that we would make it. My friend Stephanie was with me at the time, so she and I went fabric shopping the next morning. This is the fabric I bought for 75 cents a yard - and it's really growing on me. I made this shirt (but still haven't finished the hem, and you can see that in this picture - and it still looks like that now) from a pattern of my mother's from the 1970s. My mom has some way cool patterns from that time, and this was a quick and easy top for me to get my sewing skills up to par for the making of my version of the J Crew dress. This really put me to the test even though it is a very basic shirt cause I had to align my stripes and my plaids. See, the neck band has the blue in the center, the armbands are identical and I tried to match up stripes at the shoulders and all that jazz. It's difficult, but it was a good thing for me to work on for skills. I also really like it, lol. It is the same silhouette as this shirt from Anthropologie. The rest as you have been seeing, has been the history. I do have the silk for the dress I originally wanted to make, and I think that will be next.

I was looking at that vintage pattern link I linked a few posts back, and I fell in love with a pattern from the 1960s. It was sold out on the site, and not even in my size. So I randomly search google, and some blujay.com auction site was selling it for about $4! In my size! So I totally bought it, and it should arrive soon.

I'm in love. This is the picture I snagged from the vintage pattern site, so the information is missing from the top - it is Simplicity pattern #8061 fromt he 1960s, a teen prom dress. I will be making the one on the right. Love love love.

And this is the dress that got me started on clothing construction big time. The top here is linen and the bottom is silk. The fabrics I bought are both silks, the top is black with slubs in it (the linens at the store I went to weren't so hot) and the bottom is a grey, blue and black silk. I'm excited to make this soon!!


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 10th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
i LOVE the last dress!
Apr. 10th, 2007 10:53 am (UTC)
Wow that is so awesome! You have great style. Now I want to learn to sew too!
Apr. 10th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Love the piece that's in the picture with the scissors next to it.

And I can't wait to see that prom dress.
Apr. 10th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
as always, you're amazingly talented!
Apr. 11th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
LOVE them - can I borrow your Easter dress? And the blue lace top? And the to-be-made harlequin dress? ;) I know you won't mind...!!

You'll have to think of a label name - like Kaleidoscope Threads or something. :)
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