Sunday, April 24, 2011

Life got in the way........again.

I've finally been able to get back into the sewing room after many months of not doing much in there.  I was working on a quilt with the jelly roll and cutting my pieces when we received a phone call that my MIL was being taken to the ER, this was the 28th of January.....she passed away the next day.  We were consumed with the details of everything and I just had a hard time getting back in there and especially blogging about the little I was doing in there.  Anyway I worked on the quilt until I decided I needed to make some garments, so I folded it all away in a drawer until the fall!

So now that that is out of the way...I'm heading to Chicago in May for the 10th anniversary PR weekend, my first!  And one of the things that I need are some clothes that I have made.  So I worked on the McCall's pattern mentioned in my last post I think.

I cut out my muslin on Friday and tweaked it a bit, then cut my fabric that I bought last spring from a huge sewing store in the Orlando area that the name has completely slipped my mind.  Here are some pics of me wearing the dress with LOTS of spandex garment underneath :-)!  I may wear this to the luncheon on Sunday in Chicago. 


This pattern was so easy to sew and I may make it again.  The ruching on the sides were the trickiest part of the dress.  The ruching was great on the back but the sides it seemed to kind of disappear once I sewed the stay tape in place.  I used the serger on most of the dress and maybe that is why the sides seams and the ruching seemed to disappear, maybe I cut off too much of the gathering.  I think it looks fine, so I'm very happy with it. 

My next dress project is in the works...the muslin is cut and I'm ready to sew except the long weekend is just about over and work again on Monday.  I'll try to get in there tomorrow after work. 

Until next time.

3 comments:

BeckyMc said...
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Oksana said...

Dear Carol!
Hello, my name is Oksana, I am from RUssia.
Your wrote "I just this morning downloaded the audio book of this to my iphone. Can't wait to get into it." - it is about "The Help" book.
Where did You find it? Can you please send the link to me (transoks@gmail.com) - THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Lisa said...

Hi Carol , thanks for posting on my blog. Try this link here , I hope it works .

http://frabjous-fashion.blogspot.com/2012/01/couture-dress-class-by-susan-khalje.html

PS if you do decide to take the course there are a few of us on this forum doing the same if you want to join in the discusions.

http://www.thesewingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=37582

Of to read your blog now :-))