Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dress. Show all posts

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Self Expression, a style all our own.......................



We all have our own style a signature look, so much so, your best friend could quickly pick out what you would probably wear.

 "This is so such and such..."  or " I could easily see such and such in this..."  they would exclaim.

Then why is it when you have the ability to sew, often times others have an expectation that you should make something out of your ordinary?

"Didn't you sew something like that already?"  or  "You always use that color palette."

These are observations that may cause the sewer to question their choice in style, pressuring them to create something that is truly not who they are as a person.

However, before you state your opinion on the item made, look into your own closet.  Do you not see a common theme and/or silhouette? Styles you have learned, over time, that most falter your figure?

Simpy because someone can sew does not mean that all pattern designs will work well with the sewers body type.

You will probably never see me in pleats, I carry my weight in my midsection and greatly dislike how I look in them. I generally stay away from anything with a lot of details,  preferring clean simple lines, allowing the fabric I have chosen to be the star of the show.

Does that mean I am incapable of making such intricate garments?  By no means, I can be very detailed in my sewing, but should I have to prove my technical skills as a seamstress with every garment that I make?


My Style


The Wrap Dress:


Butterick's classic B5030 and a lovely wrap knit B6054


Without hesitation I would say the wrap dress is my signature piece. It is the most flattering silhouette on my body shape, garnering me the most compliments.



Favorite Designers:


Tom and Linda Platt V1435  &  Kay Unger V1183


Designers Kay Unger & Tom and Linda Platt fit well into my style profile. Both designers tend to have clean and simple lines, with just enough unique details to make a stand out garment of choice.



Retro & Vintage:


Butterick's Retro B6018 & Vogue's Vintage V8788


I've always enjoyed dresses of the 40's & 50's, they seem lend a sense of femininity and grace to the one wearing them.  These dress styles tend to be universally flattering on most, if not all body types, causing no one to feel left out of the trend.



Variety the spice of life:


Misses top B6685 & skirt B4686

With separates you have endless combinations, an easy way to quickly bring variety to your wardrobe. They are often quick and easy makes, a way to clean your pallet after a completing a more advanced pattern.


Ready to wear:

Although I enjoy sewing there are some things I will continue to buy ready to wear.  These would included pants, sweaters and under garments.  

Don't get me wrong, there may be a time that I will get the itch to make one of these items, if so I will be sure to blog about the experience.

Now it is your turn, let me know in the comments what is your style of choice and why?


Until next time.................











Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wardrobe Update K4081

Looking through my wardrobe I noticed that I don't have many fall/winter dresses.  Often times during the cold months of the year I wear sweater/skirt combinations or suites. Being a seamstress I thought it only fitting to give myself more options.

First up it this winter wardrobe project is Kwick 4081:


                                                                                K4081






I decided on this dress for style and comfort, knit being one of those fabrics you can just pop on, add a few "backup singers", and Wala!



With that in mind my choice of fabric will be:




         Fabric




                                                                             Backup Singers


I am hoping to make a dress every two weeks or see, with the goal of adding about 6 or more dresses total.  Let the Winter Dress Project begin…...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Easy Brezzy M7350


This dress is a part of a series of the knits I planed on making this summer. Two down, two more to make.


M7350

 I bought this fabric along with several other prints, including the print I used for V8825 .


 😊

I am sitting here trying to think of something witty and or informative, I've got nothing. So here is another pic:


My summer parasol 

Uh, no still nothing. Here is another pic:


Don't even have a quip for the pic


OK, this is becoming repetitive, one more pic and I'm done:


Seriously I'm done



As always, one stitch at a time.









Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My All Season Dress V8825



Sorry for the long absence........

The first part of the year was a month long visit to Philadelphia with a close friend for a stem cell transplant due to Multiple Myeloma. Am happy to say she is in remission!

Once I got back I was immediately offered a simple part time job, which took me awhile to get it, and the rest of my life into a rhythm.

Mostly though I haven't had my mojo to sew,

'EH'

That was the sound that would come out my mouth when I passed my sewing machine.

Then one day while browsing Fabric.com I came across this lovely peace of fabric:



2way stretch ITY knit




Now this is what am talking about, this had to be turned into a dress, but not just any dress an All Season Dress!  Then it hit me V8825:




The model looks like she doesn't like the dress




But I do:



Yep!



I do



If you take a closer look you will see I've made adjustments to the sleeves, oh where are my manners let me show you:




Right here




I would say the belt is another favorite detail of the dress:




There that's better




I even bought jewellery for it:




Accessories add just the right touch


Sometimes when you get into a sewing funk, the best thing you can do is find a piece of fabric for inspiration. And now that I have, am happy to say.....




I am back!



As always, take each day one stitch at a time!