Friday, April 29, 2011

The Wedding Dress...Wow!

Kate Middleton chose a beautiful classic dress that truly shows her figure in a great light.  The neckline, bodice and skirt are balanced and make her look tall, slim and curvy, if she has a figure flaw- this gown certainly is hiding it well.  I believe this is a perfect reason for sewing our own clothes, although we can't always turn out an incredible fit like this- I believe that we can get closer than just choosing something off a rack.

I imagine this wedding gown is going to guide fashion a bit toward fitted, classic dressing and I think it's a good thing too.

Monday, April 25, 2011

vogue 8644 dress

This one took a while.  I've come to the conclusion that I don't love making dresses.  This one is a good cut and has two little pockets in the front.  The fabric is a very lightweight wool with lycra, I think if I make this again I'll use something with a little more drape.  It fits very well; I'm a little fuller in the hips than the mannequin and you don't see that wrinkle on me.  I used an invisible zipper instead of a regular one and am pleased with that as well, although it added a lot more hand sewing to the project.  I made this to go under the grey jacket that I posted first and they look very well together.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Burda 2/2009-123 Wrap Blouse

This is an easy project with a few nice details.  I love the asymmetrical hemlines at the front and the bias binding ties at the sleeves.  The fabric is a lightweight rayon print from Mood Fabric in Los Angeles.  I used the rolled hem foot and a dainty zig-zag for the hems and it turned out nicely.  The pattern calls for the wrong side of the collar to be turned out to the outside but I like a loose drape instead.  Easy to make and easy to wear.