Monday, August 10, 2009

A lotta summer; A little sewing

I haven't spent much time in the sewing room this summer. Heck, I haven't spent much time in my HOUSE this summer! Not complaining but I have missed sewing. I was able to make a knit top and finish up a sundress I started last summer (and put aside because I thought I had lost a piece - I did not.)

First up, a morph of NL 6655 and McCalls 5852. Full review here. I really like how this one turned out. I made a woven version two years ago and the knit version I just finished is much more comfortable. And aren't those ruffles too cute! Please excuse how wrinkly it is. I didn't notice until I saw the photo and didn't feel like redoing a photo after ironing. The ruffles are not uneven - it's just the way the photo was taken.

Next, I finished up a sundress I started last summer. It's made from some fairly flimsy challis I purchased at Hancock last year. And might I mention that I was also approximately ten pounds thinner last summer? If I don't breathe, the dress fits perfectly. I still need to hem it but otherwise it's done. The pattern is one of Simplicity's "It's so Easy" line and it really was easy.


Summerset said...

Both are really cute and defintely say "summer"!

Tany said...

Both top and dress look terrific! Great colors!

Gorgeous Things said...

I'm just catching up on blogs, having been sick for two weeks. I LOVE that dress. Love. It!

Ande said...

Nice work! Love the sundress!

PS- I know all abut that 10 pounds thing. I put on my Just Dotty dress this summer, held my breath to do the zip up, then exhaled and totally split the zipper. That was a little reality check! Less beer, more walking!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I totally understand enjoying your summer and both of these garments are really cute!