Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Inspiration Wednesday.....

 All images from Pinterest.

Don't forget you can pin these images to your own boards, just hover over each image and look for the little 'p' in the top left corner.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Completed: Gertie's Bombshell Dress.....

whoaa! This dress has been a long time coming, after starting it back in  November 2013, I finished it last summer, but literally only photographed it three days ago!

Truthfully although I enjoyed taking the online class, it took so long, that by the time I finished it I'd lost interest in talking about it, then the colder months hit and bam, off it went to the back. 

As I'm only now doing the write-up, I've forgot most of blurb, so I shan't whittle on. what I will say is as much as I admire the couture techniques used make this dress, it's not something I would incorporate in to my normal sewing routine. 


Fabric: cream cotton for the bodice and chartreuse sateen for the skirt. skirt is underlined using organza, bodice lining is in poplin.

Make again: Probably. Maybe a version with straps would be nice and the dress is very much a style I wear, but I'd make it without the couture techniques.

Pattern: I took Gerties Craftsy sewing class 'sew retro perfect fit bombshell dress but I believe the class has now been retired however the pattern used is burda style #112A 5/2011

Fit: Last summer I loved the fit, I'd worked hard on it. Although the bust wasn't quite right it wasn't far wrong either - however if your super observant you'll notice in the pics that the dress is now on the tight side, especially as I had a job to do the dress up, then the black shoes I'd slipped on, didn't go with the dress. Cue changing into another pair of shoes only to find I couldn't bend down in the dress to do the other shoes up!! If that isn't a sign that I've put on weight then I don't know what is!! (let the clean eating and exercising commence....)

And that's it, a finally finished bombshell dress, now photographed and blogged!!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Me-Made-May 15:Round Up......

It's fair to say I fell off the band wagon somewhat, I was two outfits short of my pledge!! Even so I'm happy I participated.
I've realised I lean heavily towards leggings, tops, trousers and pencil skirts as everyday outfits, of which I've not sewn many, and much less on a-line/gathered style skirts and dress's, which I seem to have a lot of!

Interestingly when I go out shopping I know what I want and what suits me.
When it comes to sewing however, I'm easily led, fabrics and patterns over come me and I forget to think of whether I'll wear it or if it fits in with my style. Sometimes I'm just eager to sew!!

 I feel me-made-may this time around has taught me that I need to focus my attention more. Perhaps keeping a mood board of the colours/combinations and styles I'm into and possibly focusing more by experimenting with making something I'd  normally wear but choosing an unusual fabric choice or colour that I wouldn't normally go for, and vice versa. I think a new purge of me-made items is on the cards and hopefully replace them with ones that will get more wear....

Have have you got on and what has Me-Made-May taught you? 
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