Tuesday, September 8, 2015

To Tribe or Not to Tribe

The girls really like it when Gee Gee sews for them. We went to Fine Fabrics for our selection. The oldest one said she wanted Tribal print. I am like really? What does an 11 year old know about tribal prints? She confessed that she has been watching Project Runway. After walking up and down several aisles, she went right to this print and said. I can’t believe you aren’t familiar with tribal print.

Anyway they chose McCall’s6827. I was happy because this was a simple pattern one I could whip up over the holiday. They were pleased with it also. They have issues with clothes being too large around the neck as they both have broad shoulders. I am sure this pattern will be like my 1 yard pattern top they will have tons of these. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Making the best of what you have

This was a vintage pattern I purchased a few years ago.

I needed a dress to wear to a, Bat Mitzvah. I have never been to one before. I didn't want to be too dressed up or too casual. I had already done my alterations on this pattern, so I thought this would be a great one to wear. Sorry I didn't get a chance to take selfie.
I used ponteknit my favorite fabric. When I purchased the fabric the guy cut 1 yard instead of 1½. I had him just give me the ½. So I needed a pattern with a yoke. I created the back yoke because I didn't have enough fabric to make the dress one piece.

I decided to add the exposed zipper so it wouldn't look like a mistake. I wore this with my leopard pumps.
Very appropriate for the occasion.