Sunday, February 27, 2011

My First Dress

My goal this semester was to make a shirt dress, so I went and bought a pattern. I thought I'd try a non-collar version of the dress I am going to make first so that when it comes time to make my shirt dress I will be well versed in the body of the dress and can focus all my attention to the collar (which I am most nervous about). Last week I went and bought fabric, and seven hours later I had this...

I can't wait to make it with sleeves and a collar!

All ready for church!

Serger, How I Love Thee.

I've been wanting to buy a serger, but I didn't know how to use them! They intimidate me! SO many threads, so many loopers and tensions, and the knife! Don't get me started on the knife! So, I thought I'd take a serger class, and boy am I glad I did. I love love love the serger!!! I love sewing on knits, it's so easy on the serger. I bought a couple tops at Anthropologie and I wanted to duplicate them, so I bought some knit fabric and duplicated the pattern from my Anthro shirts onto my fabric and made the CUTEST tops! I've made like five of each already. You can't ever have too many knits.
Below are pictures of some of the knit tops I've made so far.

New Skirt Patterns!

I know I haven't updated in a while, but I have been busy with more sewing classes and making new skirts WITH zippers! I used to just make skirts with elastic waistbands, but now I have upgraded to zippers! The sad thing is, I went into Anthropologie the other day and almost all their new skirts had ELASTIC WAISTBANDS! Right when I learn how to put in zippers they're not cool anymore ha ha ha. Anywho, I LOVE zippers, I hated the bulk that elastic gave me, and I was so limited to the fabrics I could use. so here are pictures of the skirts I've been making lately.
Let's have a sewing party!