I just had to try the Anthropologie dress again in a blue/black stripe from my stash.This time:1: I've overlocked the edged and added some differential feed for the waviness where the sections meet. That way you can see the changes in stripes.2: The neck edge and hems are zigzagged.The fit is the same and from … Continue reading RTW #2
You know how you enjoy admiring what's available in store but know that you can make it - you just need to figure out all the pieces of the puzzle to make it? That's what I felt with this Anthropologie pieced column dress. It's the version on the right. My take on this RTW dress … Continue reading RTW in 1 day
I do like a good pair of pjs for winter so here's my made me pj bottoms. The pants flannel fabric was from Spotlight and the top is from a monkey refugee hospital in Vietnam. I need to find a soft knit fabric for a long sleeve top - maybe with shoulder and wrist rushing. Would that be … Continue reading Winter Pjs – Simplicity 2503
That's how I feel in this 1960's Butterick 3833 dress using Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading.I love that all the pieces have come together with some very determined hand stitching: hem, bodice, buttons and hooks. These gloves (Carol's suggestion) are long but I've kept them short for these pictures. I'm not sure what the … Continue reading 1960s debut.
This Butterick 3833 dress style was one I bought while managing the PR Vintage contest. The participants were very vintage inspired and knew their stuff so I did buy a couple of patterns.The dress below is made of a Cue remnant fabric from Pitt Trading. The bodice is interfaced because the fabric needed more body to … Continue reading Vintage in development
The night before our Easter lunch I read the weather was going to be good (25celsius) so eventhough we're about to go into the colder months, I wanted to wear my RTW white jeans just one more time. I had traced out this top pattern for Mum in a large but I decided to do a small … Continue reading Print top – KS 2694
This 1966 dress is made from a slippery apple green fabric from the remnant bin at Pitt Trading. Pitt Trading had a $20 garbage remnant fabric bin bag sale earlier this year and this fabric was one of the pieces from this sale so I thought this would be useful evening fabric to test out.I don't use silky fabric … Continue reading Vintage ‘apple’ – Simplicity 6870