McCalls 6713 and O! Jolly knits!!

I finally got around to blogging about McCalls 6713. It feels like I made it eons ago. I know it's been worn a ton since it came off the sewing machine. It's made out of a knit- another animal print- surprise! What's funny- and you'll know this if you've been reading my blog long enough...I … Continue reading McCalls 6713 and O! Jolly knits!!

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How I’m Learning About Fabrics

Two years ago, just before I began this blog, I went to the Vogue Fabrics Warehouse sale. I went alone. A dangerous few hours. There were rolls and bolts on sale and basically, it's the warehouse, they had everything. To keep a long and largely unspoken of story short, let's just say I went nuts … Continue reading How I’m Learning About Fabrics

My Dress Inspiration

Where does your inspiration come from? I was reading Sew Busy Lizzy's Spring/Summer Plans and I wanted to join in the planning fun. I love making plans; even if I don't finish every single component. Just having the ideas gives me a thrill. Here is what inspires me along with patterns that I think would … Continue reading My Dress Inspiration

M6394: A New Dress

Remember my last post. A very sad post. I was hurting a little. The plaid dress came out very big in the shoulders and all over was just not right. I thought I was done. A couple of hours went by and I realized I wasn't done. I wasn't gonna let a pattern- a piece … Continue reading M6394: A New Dress

Plaid Dress Fail

Remember this dress I was set out to make? Well, I started out by working on the pattern alterations and did my normal FBA (Full Bust Adjustment, for those of you late to my party). This pattern comes with 4 different cup sizes for the bodice so I started with the largest one- and yes, … Continue reading Plaid Dress Fail