Showing posts from April 25, 2010

In full bloom - a spring skirt from McCall's 5984

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know by now that I like to sew skirts. They're simple to sew, they're easy to fit and they're versatile with the ability to be dressed up or down. While I don't like super tight clothing, the pencil skirt silhouette is one that I think works on my my figure type. Even though I've only sewn this particular skirt pattern twice previously ( here and here ) it's my latest fave skirt pattern. The pattern is McCall's 5984 , a Palmer / Pletsch wardrobe pattern. The latest is a navy and white floral print skirt - perfect for spring. And for my navy polka dot shoes , because remember? I'm all about the shoes. The skirt will also work well paired with a white tee and flats for a more casual summer look. Another thing I like about slim skirts? They don't require much fabric! This fabric was found in the remnant bin at JoAnn Fabrics for a whopping $4. I used an invisible zipper from my supply s

Kinda like riding a bike - back to sewing

It doesn't' really matter how long it's been since you rode a bicycle. You easily pick it up once you begin again. The same with sewing. I feel like it's been ages since I've had the chance to sew, but of course it's only been a few months. And I was able to whip up a knit dress in the usual few hours. So I'm officially back to sewing. Today's dress was sewn using Simplicity 2369 . A recent release for a pullover knit dress with a faux wrap front and side tie or buckle. This is one of those garments that looks better on a body than a dress form. The dress form just doesn't do it justice. Well, that and the fact that this lovely fabric didn't photograph well at all. It's a beautiful shade of turquoise with soft red and brown daisy flowers scattered all around. The fabric is from Emma One Sock , purchased either last summer or the summer before. I honestly don't remember. It's a super soft rayon knit that photographs horribly but drape