Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trying to get back to basic, AGAIN!!!!

I didn't blog about this but, I went back to NYC for 2 months after being home for a month. Just when I thought it was safe to relax it wasn't. The weather was killing me. Some days I couldn't feel my face LOL. And yes, I was in NY when  Atlanta had the snow apocalypse. I had my own issues, like what to ware what to pack, trying to stay warm etc.

So I decided to make a white shirt. That's the one thing I don't have in my closet. I cant believe it either. One of my favorite designers is Carolina Herrera. She is always wearing a white shirt. Hubby has a beautiful white shirt from Joseph Banks that feels and looks fantastic. I told him to go to Mood with that shirt on and get me a few yards (yep he's still in NY). So I have plenty time to sew.
I haven't had on sandals for 2 years. So I am buying a new pair to rock with my white shirt and jeans.
Which one have you made???

Monday, January 20, 2014


This is the second item I have made since I have been home.

Were the instructions easy to follow?The knot threw me off a bit 
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that the dress it self was easy. I disliked the pleats on the shoulder. I also didn't like the extended shoulders. 
Fabric Used:Ponte Knit
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I cut the 12 but added in the bodice for the girls. I didn't use the bias as I wanted this to not be an all day event. And because I was using Ponte I didn't line the dress.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would sew it again. And I would recommend to others. When I make this dress again, I will omit the pleats on the shoulders. And the neck line is rather large so I could have omitted the split in the back for the neckline. I could have pull the dress over my head. The shoulders on the pattern are oversized. The next dress will not be oversized in the shoulders. I will also make the sleeves 3/4 or short sleeves. And I will use a darker color like red or blue.
Conclusion: I have had this pattern since it came out. It called for 2 1/4 yards of fabric. I normally only buy 2 yards for dresses (because I never know what I am going to make). I looked at the guide sheet on this 8 times or more but still couldn't get the knot correct. Then it was like a light bulb going off it was so easy. All I can say is don't get discouraged. Once you get it you got it.