Thursday, May 28, 2009

My First Dress Made For Me By Me

Hey blogger friends. I aint gone just yet. I finally got to get a little project done. It took me a week to get it done but, it was totally worth it after I finished. Due to me working and going to school I got to throw in a bit of sewing ever day making plans on what I will finish everyday so I could get this done.

I love how it came out. I am not a dress fan but, I wanted to do this in denim and see how it comes out. Plus since it has a belt to go with it I totally had to do this pattern and see would I love it.

I did the pattern by Butterrick 5194.

I used this pretty blueish cotton fabric for the inside lining only at the top of the dress. I like how I let a little of it shows at the collar. :)

Close up on fron

Another front
Also as you can tell I have a pocket on my right side of the dress. The pattern asked for 2 pockets but, I only wanted one pocket. I also like how the pocket hides you cant tell it's there. :)


Close up on back

Here go my pattern review.

Pattern Description: A denim dress

Pattern Sizing: 22W

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? A little it did look a bit like it.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't have any dislikes I just did my own alternations on what I wanted to change.

Fabric Used: Denim and cotton

Notions Used: 5 buttons that measure in 1 1/8 inches

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Only did one pocket instead of two pockets. Only did 2 of the belt loops in the back of the dress. I cut it shorter to the knees but, I also added a bit of denim and gave it a bit of a hem at the bottom. Serged to the lining of the opening only used a little of the cotton fabric for the inside of the lining where the collar is and a bit of the opening of the dress. The one pocket also have the same fabric of the lining.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again but, with a different fabric. I would recommend it also.

Conclusion: This is the first dress I have every made for myself. I like how I can show off my waist with this dress with the belt that was one reason why I decided to make this dress. It worked out great I gave it my own unique-ness to it with my own style to make it my own.

There you have it my latest projects. A dress. My very first dress made for me by me. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone have a great week. Take care. Of course I will be back with another project soon. :) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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Sunday, May 17, 2009

I've Been MIA To Long

Sorry guys I know I know I have been MIA way to long WOW didn't know it was that long. I have been so busy. I am now back working full time and going to school to become a radiologist so I haven't been doing much sewing or crocheting and when I do sew or crochet I just can't never finish the projects like I want to do to me studying so much. Have a big test tomorrow so wish me luck on that one. Other words I have been checking on on a few blogs today it totally got me inspired to get back in the funk of things. I also was inspired watching this new sewing show called Fashion Show and that totally got me wanting to sew something. Friends and family been like why you haven't been sewing or crocheting when they know the answer to that. But, I have been reading like crazy to keep my mind busy.

My girls are doing great. Nesa will be 7 next month. I postpone me moving to Green Bay my BF decided to move here instand so now my living room isn't my sewing area no more well I had to give up a little of space in there so now I have a corner for my sewing area but, yet to get in there and sew. But, my goal is to get a living room set and decorate it with my sewing. Make the pillows the curtains and all so my BF glad that I have that sewing in me it can help to save money there.

I hope everyone is doing great in the bloggin world and hoping my blogging friends didn't totally forget about me lol. I will try to get in the groove of things and try to update more offen you all have to remember this the first time I stayed gone this long for so long.

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