I was off work this past week for a well deserved and longed for sewcation. It was so nice to have untethered time all to myself. As Carolyn said when commenting on my last post, it really "calmed and centered" me, it's amazing how you feel when you are doing something you enjoy and not being under stressed or pressured for lack of time. I was able to read, relax and sew to my hearts content. So as promised here are a few pictures, the result of my week...
I finished this dress from my last post. I wore this one to church today and got several nice complements. The fabric is a knit jersey, I lengthened it quite a bit about 5", the pattern was way to short for me. That short stuff is for the little hot young thangs, LOL. I really like this dress and have cut it out again in all black knit. After making this one I wanted to find more knit fabric in more of a summery print. I did go to JoAnn's but really didn't find anything & I didn't feel like running all over town so maybe I shop for something online. My time was to precious and really wanted to spend my time in my sewing room, I can shop anytime.
This next one is from a couple posts back shown on my dress form, as promised these pics are just to show it on me. I mentioned adding a little triangle piece as a modesty panel because I failed to make the neckline high enough. With my full boobies...I really don't need to flaunt my cleavage. I really feel more comfortable with this little piece added. Also on this version vs. the first one I used gathers instead of pleats at the waist, I also like that much better.
This one is the Simplicity 2703
I like the dress except for the fact that it's sleeveless but I thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I like the dress overall and might even make it again. I will definitely won't wear it without a jacket but I don't like the jacket in the pattern. So, I'll still have to make a jacket for this before it's wearable for my personal comfort level. I also didn't put the ribbon bands around the waist, that just didn't work for me, but that way it could be belted so I might try that.
Also for better fit in the bust area I added to the width in the neckline but added a couple extra tucks and that worked out really well.
This skirt was super quick & easy...
"PatternReview" posts so maybe I'll get around to getting these reviews on PR soon.
So after all the sewing I cut out several other things so they'll be standing by ready to sew.
This what my cutting table looks like right now...
These are the items cued up for sewing next...
I'm trying out this Bruda pattern for a pair of cropped pants. The fabric is an army green stretch cotton.
jacket from this print. I wear it now and then but I'll never wear these together...just too much of a good thing for me. Finally the famous Tracy Reese dress again in black knit. If I had another week off I could knock these (or most of it) out but I hope to have this all done by the end of the month.
Well back to the weekday grind, guess I should be grateful for a job to go to. That's what makes having this fun possible. That's it for now stay tuned...