Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Back in the (sewing) Saddle Again

Now I know why it's been years since I've done any fashion sewing -- I'm just not shaped like the patterns anymore!

 I finished the dress I will wear to the wedding of my BFF's son:

I have more of a waist than this photo make it look. Apparently if one has "hips," one's boobs should be closer to one's waist than to one's shoulders. I had to virtually re-draft this pattern to get the darts in the right place.  It would have taken less time to just design my own pattern! It's Simplicity 6262 and the fabric is "Petal Poetry" for Exclusively Quilters. I'll get a selfie wearing it on Saturday at the wedding.

Now that "the dress" is finished, I can go back to quilting! First up is "Missouri Star," for one of the members of the 2013 Quiltmaker Magazine Scrap Squad. I think I should have reversed the dark/light pieces, but it still looks like a star, right?

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I forgot to share my Hats for Sailors knitting with you last week. I will tomorrow, I promise!

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  1. I feel the same way about sewing for myself anymore, but I love sewing for the children.

  2. I can never get a pattern to fit me, but I could sew and adjust patterns for my girls all day long. From jackets to prom dresses without a hitch.

  3. Haven't seen any clothes for me in years - did a lot for my girls when they were young but they "get over" home made clothes.
    Love the colours of the start - yes still a star - it has points!
    Enjoy the wedding - I know the dress will look different on - it will have more shape!

  4. Garment sewing seams to be a thing of the past for me. I'd have no idea where to start for a pattern size and to begin to fit myself again I love the Missouri Star - now to try to find a pattern. I love, love, love stars.


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