Diary Of A Sewing Fanatic
Do you remember the film “27 Dresses” starring Katherine Heigl I kinda feel that way writing a title 26.5 dresses in 2011. Sure, I made 26 dresses this 12 months. I do have a gown that just wants sleeves for it to be full which is why I known as it a half. I actually consider that will probably be completed quickly…if not before the last day of the yr…so I’ve included it.
As sewists, all of us have garments that we want not only sewing however wearing, mine happens to be a dress. I would quite wear a dress than the rest as proven by the fact that I’ve made 27 of them this year or slightly greater than two every month. So with out additional ado, here they’re in chronological order…
The first gown of 2011 was:
The DVF Inspired Gown
2. Michael Kors Inspired Gown
I would had this idea for a costume for quite a while and a fortunate fabric buy introduced it to fruition. Nevertheless, I just recently updated it by eradicating the sleeves. They had been a little tight and the costume wears high-quality as sleeveless with a cardigan.
3. The Versace Impressed Gown
This one was impressed by a journal picture that I noticed on the strategy to my corporate retreat. It was a reasonably involved journey however such satisfying sewing and very rewarding.
Four. Vogue 1250 – Version 1
Once i first made used this sample, I wrote in my assessment on PR that I in all probability would not make it again…I went on to make it 5 extra instances! *LOL* This was the gown of the year for me!
5. Taking part in with a border print knit
This dress is made from my TNT gown pattern utilizing a border print knit. It is the beginning of loads of sewing with knits this 12 months.
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 model 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 costume after knit gown. This one was completely inspired by the fabric from Elliot Berman and made from my TNT dress pattern.
9. Butterick 5600
This gown was additionally inspired by a fantastic piece of fabric from Elliot Berman. And though it was an easy sew the costume has been worn solely once because of unhealthy button placement.
10. Christine Jonson’s Princess Seam Costume
This was certainly one of my high 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 again!
11. Vogue 1250 in a border print
This is version #four of Vogue 1250. I was critically digging this pattern this yr!
12. Polka Dot Madness
This dress is a Connie Crawford pattern ~ Butterick 5620. It didn’t make up effectively and after two wearings it actually is a fail…but I really like the polka dot border print fabric…*sigh*
13. Just a little Bias
I really wished a woven model of my favorite knit gown (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 nicely throughout the hot and humid days of summer.
14. Another Donna Karan stunner…
…or Vogue 1179. This is another knit gown that turned out to be a winner!
15. The Rachel Costume
Another costume that makes my High 5. It is a mash-up of Vogue 1247 and my TNT costume sample. I liked having the pockets in my dress, a extremely kewl feature!
Sixteen. A Linen Summer Shift
This can be a casual summer season shift from Butterick 5618 for summer season weekend wear.
17. A Wearable Muslin
This costume was made from an ITY knit using an out of print Vogue 9245. I used to be on a roll making knit dresses. The final dress was fairly but didn’t wear properly…but I think that subsequent summer I’ll put on it with completely different foundation garments to change the carrying issues that bugged me.
18. Vogue 1250 Maxi-mized
Version #5 of Vogue 1250 was a maxi model with an enhanced cowl neckline, it was a improbable costume worn several times to weekend occasions.
19. Jason Wu Lace Impressed Costume
For my September Sewcation, I determined to sew Designer Inspired dresses. This was the primary one of the sequence.
20. Heidi M. Inspired Dress
I saw this dress on The Egocentric Seamstress’s blog and immediately knew I needed one. This one made my Prime 5 dresses list too because it was just so kewl to wear!
21. Combined Fabrications Dress impressed by Dries van Noten
Mixed Fabrications was huge in Dries van Noten’s Fall Assortment for 2011. I loved what he did however have to corporatize it to put on to my job. This was my version of his combined fabrications concept.
22. Fabric Impressed Costume
I used to be and nonetheless am in love with Salvatore Ferragamo‘s Fall Collection for 2011. So this dress is from my salvatore ferragamo end of season sale TNT sample and totally inspired by the herringbone fabric used in the Ferragamo collection.
23. Another Vogue 9245
I made this up in a purple ponte knit and it just worked so effectively. Will definitely be making this one once more!
24. Vogue 8764
I favored the empire waistline on this costume. Again I used a ponte knit for this gown especially since ponte knits have turn into my new fabric obsession.
25. A Vogue 1250 LBD
Sure, this was my 6th version of this dress sample (and truly I want a 7th with lengthy sleeves). The gown just works. It was the dress I wore to my job’s Holiday Celebration!
26. Leather and Knit – McCalls 6395
Leather and fabric mixtures have been scorching this fall. I combined some faux leather-based with ponte knit to make this costume. Another great transition gown!
Costume number 26.5:
Is McCalls 6460. The physique of the dress is completed, it simply needs sleeves. I want to finish it before the top of the 12 months, I simply do not know if I’ll.
So a recap:
~ I made fairly a number of dresses this 12 months utilizing knit fabrics. This is unquestionably a first for me.
~ I made Vogue 1250 six occasions…in a border print, maxi-mized, as just a little black costume and i wish to make a 7th version in 2012.
~ I used ten new patterns from several different pattern companies including one independent pattern firm.
~ Though my TNT gown sample was used in fairly a number of of those dresses, it wasn’t used as much as in former years.
My prime 5 dresses for this year are:
Vogue 1250, salvatore ferragamo end of season sale The Versace Impressed Dress, The CJ Princess Seam Costume, The Rachel Gown and the Heidi M. Inspiration Dress.
I do know that dresses will characteristic predominantly in 2012 because there are three from McCalls Spring 2012 assortment that I’m already drooling over. They are, McCalls 6504, McCalls 6506 and McCalls 6518.