Saturday, October 1, 2011

July & August sewing

I never wrote about the sewing I did in July and August. Since it's October, and I've started sewing again, I need to record what I did, lest I forget.

This was a pink eyelet embroidered fabric. I was so short of the fabric that I used plain white for the facing. I love it anyway.
Blue gauze with gold and metallic silver embroidery on it. Great summer dress. This must be a lat night picture, because I look wiped out.

I had a little of that blue gauze left over, so I took a pattern I made based on something GMarie flagged in a magazine she sent me, cut it out of a blue voile left over from something else along about 1995, and made this fluffy little number.
Drape necked cami from a pink stretch lace. Ribbon straps - 3 per side. I like ribbons.

White linen pencil skirt. Fits well; I wore it to the dentist last week.
This is the dress that generated the remnant for the scarf I sent with the outfit to Denver. My dearly beloved exclaimed that I look like I'm going to a garden tea party, and it's very feminine.

There was enough extra fabric that I turned it into a skirt. Because it's a very light fabric, I lined it with a dark pink something - I think maybe organza? Whatever's sheer, sorta stiff and itchy. I like that it changed the color of the skirt. This one's from my favorite 6-gore pattern.
Lightweight green linen skirt from the same 6-gore pattern. Of course, mine turns out to be 7 gores, because I put the zipper in the center back, never on the side.
Summer dress from the same green linen. The dress came first, and the skirt was leftovers. I wore this in Florida, and it was a brilliant choice for hot days, despite the fact that linen wrinkles a lot.

Last up: Orange. I don't know why I bought this fabric, unless it was really cheap. I don't wear orange. I know even less why I chose to use it, unless it was because I wanted it used. It came out pretty well, and I'll wear it at least once next summer. Of course, Ryan, being a smartass, brought me a green hat to wear with it, so I'll look like a carrot. Great kid.

And so that's the old news. A dress for the relative in Denver and one for me are the news from this weekend, but I haven't quite finished them. Too bad. It's time to bake a cake.

Hope you've all had great weekends!


Benny and Lily said...

good can't do that!
Benny & Lily

Mango said...

I LOVE the tea party dress. The neckline is fabulous and the fabric... lovely.

Mango Momma

gMarie said...

You were very, very productive. I have never moved the zipper to the back on that pattern. What pattern did you use for the tea party dress? It's lovely! g

The Blonde Duck said...

Pink eyelet? Awesome!

SissySees said...

Evidently, I'm in the mood for pink. Love the top and the dress, but that aptly named garden party dress is my favorite!! That neckline is something special.

~~louise~~ said...

Good eye that hubby of yours, I adore the tea party dress too! You are one heck of a sewer!!!

Thanks for sharing...I'm off to check out that Blueberry something. (I didn't see the whole title just a glimpse, lol...

altadenahiker said...

A cute carrot, I'm sure. Love that orange.

Claire S. said...

The garden party dress is just beautiful, as are all the others !

And doesn't EVERYONE need a carrot dress LOL

Pam said...

You are so talented (I know I say that a lot). I love, love, love, LOVE the floral dress (the one with the fabric you made the scarf out of). The shape of the dress is so flattering on you!

Faye Lewis said...

That is some two month production. Everything is so pretty. I need to catch up with you.

Honey the Great Dane said...

I sound like a broken record but I just always love all the dresses you make! Especially the flower – tea party dress. It is absolutely GORGEOUS! Both the fabric and patterned and also the design. I would love to have a dress like that and you modelled it so beautifully!