Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another dress!

I found this tutorial on Grosgrain, during free pattern month, and just knew I had to try it!  I love the hombre look that is so in right now, so I thought I'd try it in this dress!

Here is the inspiration dress. HERE  This is the called the Neapolitan Dress.

And....... here is my dress.  I did have to grade the pattern up a size, but other than that, it was all by the book!  I love the dress!

It did take me a couple hours to do it, had machine problems, though, so I'd imagine it wouldn't take quite that long next time.  It is a very detailed tute.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

A few things I've sewn...

I haven't been "crafting" lately, but have gotten into sewing again!  I love it!
Here are a few pictures of what I have sewn.

I made this using the Leila and Ben Sweet Lil Dress pattern in sizes 6-10.  I made it a size 7, and it is a very generous size, so I'll be using a size 6 the next time I use this pattern.

The next thing I did was make a nightgown for my daughter, out of the same pattern as above, but out of a flat twin sheet.  I added some lace from a stash I got from my later grandmother.
This was a size 6 in width, but 7 in length, and I was much happier with the way it fit than the above dress.
The next thing I did was make a skirt.  I fell in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this apron from Sawdust and Paperscraps Christmas in July post.   

So, I used her tutorial and made it into a skirt.  The hardest part was the math!  LOL  Here is my skirt:

So, that's what I've ben up to lately!

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