Saturday, January 2, 2016

And now for something completely different...

Every year, my job combines the quarterly business review meeting with Halloween. I dressed up in 2014 but my heart wasn't in it. My costume was last-minute and I felt awkward the entire time. For Halloween 2015, I vowed to change all that.

And by "change", I meant "go completely overboard for a work function".

I honestly don't remember how I landed on Xena Warrior Princess as my costume of choice. I found a lot of cosplay ideas but I wanted to avoid designing/franken-patterning if possible. In my search for ideas, I came across this pattern:

Butterick 5725

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Time for a Maxi dress

I will admit that I'm not really a fan of maxi dresses. I've made a few but every time I regretted the effort. I'm affectionately referred to as the "furnace"; always hot, always complaining about being hot.  So why I made a long dress that prevents air flow from my legs is beyond me. Perhaps I'm a bit of a masochist.

Once again, thanks to Melizza for taking the pictures...

I used Simplicity 1064, a wrap tunic with elastic waist and wrapped mullet hem. I loathe mullet hems. There was no way in hell I would bother with that, so I lengthened view C but used short sleeves. I don't remember how much length I added. I'm 5'8" for reference.

Monday, July 13, 2015

I've got outwear on the brain

I want to make a moto jacket. No, not just that. I want it to be FALL already. I'm done with summer. Done. Sewing summer clothes no longer interests me. It's time for jackets and an obscene amount of ponte knit dresses. I want to be draped in scarves while strutting around in my boots.

I am so ready for autumn.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Winning Combination: Vogue 8028 and New Look 6143

I finished this dress about 6 weeks ago. Melizza (Pincushion Treats) graciously took photos of me in my finished dress well over a month ago. Why has it taken me this long to post a review? I'm not sure. I really like this dress but I've only worn it once.

The fabric is cotton poplin from Mood. It is lightweight, more like shirting than poplin.

Stonewash Blue Bird Printed Poplin

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