Tuesday, April 8, 2014

completed - Anna Dress

My indoor photos are so bad!
 I'm so looking forward to taking photos in the yard again hopefully very soon.

MOST of our SNOW has melted by now, so I really feel like spring is around the corner. This time of year I really feel like making summer dresses! 

I made the version with the v-neck, maxi length with slit.

I read all the raves about this pattern, the Anna Dress from By Hand London and I have to say I agree! This pattern is easy to make and flattering too.  I love feeling dressed up, but in comfy clothes. I'm sure I will be wearing this all summer!

The facts:
pattern: Anna Dress
fabric: brown floral cotton from Fashion Fabrics Club (almost 4 yards)
notions: invisible zip
cost: $16 fabric, $3 zipper=$19
time to complete: 3 days
recommend: Yes! I want to make more, like now.
ok for kid wrangling? yes.

I'm sewing along with these ladies in honor of Roisin's upcoming wedding! I only wish my shoe collection could live up to the challenge. 

Check out the Dolly Clackett Blog for some amazing sewing inspiration.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

finally - Plaid Colette Macaron

This dress has been in my head for a long time! It's funny how it only took a few days to turn it into reality. I'm looking forward to experimenting more with the pattern using different fabric combos.

 Pattern: Colette Macaron

 Fabric used: Olive Plaid Sateen from Fashion Fabrics Club
This fabric was medium weight and worked well to hold the structure of the pleats.

Fitting: This dress fit well out of the envelope. I made a size 10. With the side zipper it can be a little tricky to get over your head! Once it's on, it's comfortable though. I wore this dress to Busch Gardens and rode a bunch of roller coasters in it!

I like the casual but unique design of the dress. I will definitely sew it again!