Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ripping off RTW

A Mod cloth dress from 09/10. I didn't buy it due to the length or lack of it.

Silk from Alannah Hill $20ish p/m. Bought a while ago.

However, I was reorganising my fabric stash and came across this, 3.5 metres of purple, cream & black silk, purchased from clear it in Fitzroy st, a while ago. I think the fabric would really compliment this style although there is a possibility that the ruffles could be overwhelming with the busy print.

As for the pattern I had a quick look in my stash and I came across a few possibilities namely New look 6776 view D, New look 6935, then I went to the web and came up with New look 6885 G+I which I don't have, and a another 2 possible solutions, but I forget the pattern details.

I really like it but I've never had anything similar, so I'm hoping it will flatter my pear shaped body. Do ruffles make your bust look the same, smaller or bigger? 
So do you think this would work?

Thanks for reading.
Kat x

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thank you Santa.

Look what I got for christmas...................................

An over locker! Its a Janome My Lock 644D.
 I'm so excited to finally get an over locker, I think it will help improve my skills, although I must admit as I was reading the manual, I felt slightly overwhelmed, its so much more of an intensive read than my sewing machine manual. I'm hoping to do this course as I think I'll get a lot out of it, has anyone done one? Did you feel like it helped you?  I'm really hoping to make a dress on the over locker soon, Liz my sewing teacher is going to lend me a pattern, but does anyone have a suggestion for a quick and easy summer dress pattern?

On to other news, I have finished 2 dresses, 1 skirt and an apron. I made the clover skirt by Colette patterns, I had to finish of the hem, when I noticed a big gaping hole on the front, I had accidentally cut into the fabric with a pair of rotary cutters! I was so disappointed, I tried hand sewing to no avail, so the skirt is in the bin. On the upside I know the size fits, it was a relativity quick make, so when I find the right fabric from my stash (no more buying!!!) I'll try again.

I recently had a friend from sewing come over, so I took some photos of my sewing room to post up. Keep your eyes peeled......


PS. If you have ever commented on my blog, Thank you, unfortuanly due to blogger I have not been able to comment, so please don't think I've ignored you. :)

Have a safe and wonder filled New's Eve.