Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic
Do you remember the movie “27 Dresses” starring Katherine Heigl I kinda really feel that manner writing a title 26.5 dresses in 2011. Yes, I made 26 dresses this year. I do have a costume that just wants sleeves for it to be complete which is why I referred to as it a half. I actually imagine that it will be completed soon…if not earlier than the last day of the year…so I’ve included it.
As sewists, we all have garments that we desire not solely sewing but sporting, mine occurs to be a costume. I’d relatively put on a gown than anything else as confirmed by the fact that I’ve made 27 of them this yr or somewhat greater than two every month. So without additional ado, right here they’re in chronological order…
The primary dress of 2011 was:
The DVF Impressed Dress
2. Michael Kors Impressed Dress
I’d had this concept for a dress for quite a while and a lucky fabric buy introduced it to fruition. Nonetheless, I only in the near past up to date it by removing the sleeves. They have been a bit tight and the gown wears positive as sleeveless with a cardigan.
3. The Versace Inspired Dress
This one was impressed by a journal picture that I saw on the technique to my company retreat. It was a pretty concerned journey but such satisfying sewing and really rewarding.
4. Vogue 1250 – Model 1
When i first made used this sample, I wrote in my evaluate on PR that I most likely would not make it again…I went on to make it 5 extra occasions! *LOL* This was the gown of the 12 months for me!
5. Taking part in with a border print knit
This dress is made from my TNT dress sample utilizing a border print knit. It’s the beginning of a whole lot of sewing with knits this yr.
6. The second version of Vogue 1250
I bought the knit fabric sewing bug and i altered the pattern items to have aspect seams, so I made it once more!
7. 3x the charm
That’s what I titled this third version of V1250. It was made to put on to church on Mom’s Day.
8. A Knit Gown Palooza
Yeah I was on a roll…making knit gown after knit dress. This one was completely inspired by the fabric from Elliot Berman and made from my TNT dress sample.
9. Butterick 5600
This gown was also inspired by a great piece of fabric from Elliot Berman. And although it was a straightforward sew the costume has been worn solely once because of bad button placement.
10. Christine Jonson’s Princess Seam Costume
This was certainly one of my prime 5 dresses of 2011. Like I mentioned I’ve admired CJ’s patterns however never actually thought they’d work for me…this one proved me unsuitable and I’ll make it once more!
Eleven. Vogue 1250 in a border print
This is model #4 of Vogue 1250. I was significantly digging this pattern this year!
12. Polka Dot Madness
This dress is a Connie Crawford pattern ~ Butterick 5620. It did not make up nicely and after two wearings it actually is a fail…but I love the polka dot border print fabric…*sigh*
thirteen. A bit of Bias
I actually wished a woven model of my favorite knit costume (V1250) so I chose Butterick 3195 an out of print sample to use with a silk crepe and got here up with this dress. It wore sooooooo properly during the recent and humid days of summer.
14. One other Donna Karan stunner…
…or Vogue 1179. That is another knit dress that turned out to be a winner!
15. The Rachel Gown
Another dress that makes my High 5. It is a mash-up of Vogue 1247 and my TNT costume pattern. I loved having the pockets in my costume, a very kewl characteristic!
Sixteen. A Linen Summer season Shift
It is a casual summer shift from Butterick 5618 for summer time weekend wear.
17. A Wearable Muslin
This gown was made from an ITY knit using an out of print Vogue 9245. I was on a roll making knit dresses. The ultimate gown was fairly however did not wear well…however I believe that subsequent summer time I will put on it with totally different basis garments to alter the sporting points that bugged me.
18. Vogue 1250 Maxi-mized
Model #5 of Vogue 1250 was a maxi version with an enhanced cowl neckline, it was a fantastic dress worn a number ferragamo cherie maalva of instances to weekend occasions.
19. Jason Wu Lace Inspired Gown
For my September Sewcation, I decided to sew Designer Inspired dresses. This was the first one of the collection.
20. Heidi M. Inspired Dress
I noticed this costume on The Selfish Seamstress’s weblog and immediately knew I wished one. This one made my Top 5 dresses listing too because it was simply so kewl to put on!
21. Combined Fabrications Gown inspired by Dries van Noten
Combined Fabrications was big in Dries van Noten’s Fall Collection for 2011. I liked what he did but must corporatize it to wear to my job. This was my model of his mixed fabrications thought.
22. Fabric Inspired Gown
I was and still am in love with Salvatore Ferragamo‘s Fall Collection for 2011. So this costume is from my TNT sample and completely impressed by the herringbone fabric used within the Ferragamo collection.
23. One other Vogue 9245
I made this up in a purple ponte knit and it simply worked so properly. Will certainly be making this one once more!
24. Vogue 8764
I preferred the empire waistline on this dress. Once more I used a ponte knit for this dress particularly since ponte knits have change into my new fabric obsession.
25. A Vogue 1250 LBD
Yes, this was my sixth version of this costume pattern (and actually I desire a seventh with long sleeves). The costume simply works. It was the costume I wore to my job’s Vacation Social gathering!
26. Leather-based and Knit – McCalls 6395
Leather-based and fabric combinations have been hot this fall. I mixed some faux leather with ponte knit to make this costume. Another great transition gown!
Dress number 26.5:
Is McCalls 6460. The body of the dress is completed, it just needs sleeves. I want to finish it before the top of the 12 months, I just do not know if I’ll.
So a recap:
~ I made fairly a couple of dresses this 12 months utilizing knit fabrics. This is unquestionably a first for me.
~ I made Vogue 1250 six instances…in a border print, maxi-mized, as a little bit black dress and that i wish to make a 7th model in 2012.
~ I used ten new patterns from several totally different pattern firms including one independent pattern company.
~ Though my TNT costume pattern was used in fairly a couple of of these dresses, it wasn’t used as a lot as in former years.
My high 5 dresses for this year are:
Vogue 1250, The Versace Impressed Gown, The CJ Princess Seam Costume, The Rachel Costume and the Heidi M. Inspiration Dress.
I do know that dresses will function predominantly in 2012 as a result of there are three from McCalls Spring 2012 assortment that I’m already drooling over. They’re, McCalls 6504, McCalls 6506 and McCalls 6518.