Thursday, September 14, 2023

Minerva Fabrics - Crinkle Seersucker Dress Vogue V1672

All done with the second dress using Vogue V1672.  I like this version better than the last.  The striped seersucker makes this the perfect summer dress.  As I said before, I didn't have to do any major fit adjustments to the pattern, only a little tweak here and there as I sewed along.

This version I did make a few little changes from the last. 

  • Installed a lapped zipper
  • Completely lined the dress using broadcloth 
  • Made a rolled hem on the lining and the dress
  • Eliminated the sleeves and finished the armholes with a bias binding

That's it on the changes.

Typically, I do not purchase pink  fabric.  This one was a surprise.  The description was Crinkle Seersucker - Red.  It is more pink than red.  It turned out just fine.  This shade of pink is good on me.  Most pinks make me look gray. 

If you want to know my fit adjustments, Read my previous blog posts:  here.

So, that is all for now.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Vogue V1672 - A Second Time Around

Seer Sucker Fabric

This is my current project.  My second version of Vogue V1672.   After all the adjustments I had to make it again.  

 I used this pattern for my birthday dress. 

This time I decide to eliminate the sleeve and add binding.  My hope is to have it finished by the end of the week.  So Stay Tuned!

Happy Sewing!


Monday, September 4, 2023

Winter Is Coming!

"Winter is coming."  That's a famous line from the "Game of Thrones".  In the movie it means that something bad was about to happen.  In this instance, it literally means "winter is coming." Lol

It's time to start making "our" winter coats.  In my effort to "get ready", I decided to take a look at some of the coats that I've made over the past 15 years.  So this post is to take note of my coat making journey as well as inspire others. 

So here goes!

Butterick B6244 (2016)

Butterick B6385 (2018)

Burda Style Mag 10-2008-101 (2016)

Burda Style 6462 (2019)

Burda Style 6462 (2019)

Kelly Anorak Jacket (2021)

McCall M7254 (2019)

McCall M7480 (2017)

Simplicity S2057 (2020)

Simplicity S2508 (2021)

Simplicity S2812 (2011)

Simplicity S4356 (2011)

Simplicity S9388 (2021)

Simplicity S9388 (2021)

Vogue V1060 (2012)

Vogue V1216 (2011)

Vogue V1262 (2013)

Vogue V8212 (2016)

Vogue V9037 (2016)

Are you planning a coat project? How many? What fabric and color? Please share.

Happy Sewing!


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