Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Weekend of Sewing

Saturday morning, I wanted to wear my green lace dress, but it was too warm for the long sleeved one I made a while back. So I made up this summer one.

There was only a yard of fabric left, so I made a tee. I might have to give it to my daughter, who loves it.
I had cut out 2 yellow gauze dresses, but didn't have yellow zippers! So I assembled what I could. This one is from a pattern Claire gave me.
This one is princess seamed, like the green lace one above.
If only some idiot had the right color zippers.

Then I wanted to make a new dressing gown from the beautiful watercolor fabric I got last fall. It's a real project; it took about 12 hours. This is a silk chiffon, and it's a bear to work with. But the fabric gave me an impressionist feeling, and I love impressionist paintings. Anyway, I love this dressing gown, and even my dearly beloved oblivious hubby said it's the prettiest, most feminine fabric he's ever seen.
I also made a little slip dress from it. I still have some of this, so it might make another appearance in my sewing room! Woo Hoo!
I hope I have the urge to sew next weekend, since new clothes are so much fun!

15 comments:

Miriam in KS said...

Wow! I'm glad to see you are sewing again!

Beautiful pieces. Enjoy wearing them.

gaylen said...

New Clothes are so much fun and look at the lovely bodoir set you made! Love the dresses. You are so going to have THE lace dress before I do.

I hope the sewing bug strikes us both next weekend. g

monica said...

wow! Donna Karan go home!

what a treat!

Mickle in NZ said...

I'm with your dearly beloved, this is such a pretty fabric. And WOW - shoestring straps in silk chiffon! Those 12 hours will pay off everytime you wrap yourself in the beautiful, silky dressing gown.

My current dressing gown is full length in bright green polar fleece with huge great daisies all over, startling for any couriers who deliver early!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Heaven only knows where you find all the time to do everything you do....
I just love the dressing gown, if it goes missing you had better look for it in France:) Diane

Debbie Cook said...

Pretty new things for you and your DD (she'll win the "fight" for the tee). Enjoy!

Linda said...

How DO you find the time. I love that dressing gown too!

Channon said...

Love them all! Here's to you for always being feminine and awesome.

buffalodick said...

Well, you could have modeled all of them, you know... :)

Nichole said...

I wish I had learned how to sew.... not that I'd find the TIME to sew, but......

Pam said...

You are amazing! The fabric for your dressing gown is AMAZING...I bet you feel so pretty in it. You really make me want to start sewing.

The Blonde Duck said...

So when Ben and I have kids, can I hire you to make their Halloween costumes?

Paula said...

These will look lovely on me when we trade bodies. Like I said ... no trade backs! :-)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Very lovely garments. The dressing gown is beautiful, the colors are so rich looking!

~~louise~~ said...

Oh goodness, Marjie. Is there anything you can't do?

Each and everyone is more fabulous then the other. Amazing!!!

Oh how I wish I could sew. I mean, I can't even make a simple curtain for over the kitchen sink. I do however, have a GREAT collection of sewing notions. So, the next time you're looking for that final touch, let me know and I'll see what I have. I have some really cool buttons too!!!

Thanks for sharing...