Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Flowers Bring Pretty Dresses

My mind is on trees and flowers and cute dresses for spring. I  made this dress before in red satin with black beaded trim an evening dress. I also made one with short sleeves in black pique. I decided to make it again. After I take the time and alter the pattern with my FBA its very easy to make again and again, especially when it fits so nice. I purchased this fabric from some fabric store's bin for 1.00 per yard. I purchased about 3 yards but after cutting around the flaws I only had enough to make this dress. Its some type of rayon fabric.
The pattern is Simplicity 2404

 Donna Karen said that a woman never gains weight in her shoulders, This dress really accents the shoulders.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Leopard and Cashmere

I can never have enough leopard. This Dolce top sells for 1079.00. I believe my fabric was 4.00 per yard it only took 11/2 yards, my fabric is a 4 way stretch knit. I couldn't decide if I wanted a dress or blouse. I decided to make the blouse . I make additional pattern pieces out of tissue paper. I used one of my bell sleeve pattern with elastic. 
Although the fabric design is similar the design of the blouse is different I have no buttons no frills.