Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Projects

Easter is a great time to get together with family and friends.  I hosted my family for Easter dinner this year.  It's amazing how much work goes into feeding 10 people.  What is strange for me is that I am more stressed about setting the menu then actually preparing the meal.  Once the menu is set, I can easily execute.  I LOVE to cook and I LOVE to entertain.  Needless to say, this weekend went beautifully.  With all the hustle and bustle of the long weekend, I still managed to make a few pieces.

Item #1- Casual Zip UP

I love this casual Zip up jacket.  I used McCall's 6614.  This pattern is very easy to make and it provides you with a variety of options that are great!  I wanted a light jacket that I could throw on when I was running out the door.  The pattern also gives you options for sweatshirt styles with and without a hood.


Item #2- Cotton Printed Dress  

This dress I made before combining two patterns and making some minor adjustments to the pattern.  This dress is fun and playful.  I am really enjoying the printed on the dress.  I discovered that it is important to lay out your pattern pieces the right way when you working with printed patterns, especially when there are words on it.

9 comments:

  1. Flippin eck woman - what you on ... i want & need some plz :)) lovely items - not sure which is my fav.... maybe the sweat top seem as though i'm on a casual spree xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just beautiful. Yes, it does make a difference in the way you treat specialty fabrics like Plaids/Stripes (Uneven or even) fabrics with nap and fabrics with designs. Also, what you created is a

    Franken-Pattern."

    To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of the garments that leaves the pattern maker horrified as to how it was put together, but usually no one else knows that from the end result.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are right, it is a Frankenpattern. Thanks for the comment.

      Delete
  3. Love it! what patterns did you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. "Frankenpatterned" two patterns. It was the top of Vogue 8815 and McCalls 6842

      Delete
  4. Wow! Easter was busy for you and you still accomplished two really good sews. The hoodie turned out perfect and the dress is really cute. Love the print. Good job!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for the comment