Thursday, September 29, 2011

My Crescent Skirt

Hot off the sewing machine is my latest sewing project.
 I started off sewing this skirt for my favorite client (my daughter) but after trying it on, I fell in love with it and decided to sew one for myself!

Typical of my "fabriholic" ways, I purchased this polka dot cotton twill stretch fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics after falling in love with the colors of the dots even though I had no particular project in mind. As fate would have it, the website had a pattern suggestion and one thing led to another. I ended up buying the Crescent Skirt pattern from Tasia of Sewaholic.

The pattern was multisized from 0-16 and I traced two sizes, one for me and one for my daughter. I decided to sew the version with the least amount of gathering.

Attaching the single-piece side pocket to front skirt.

Assembling the yoke front and back.

Topstitching on yoke.

Yoke attached to the skirt.

Zipper attachment.

Twill tape applied to seam.

Back view of finished skirt.

Close-up of side pocket. Love the pockets!

Stylin' my skirt with J. Crew Jackie cardigan and shell and Stuart Weitzman "Blog" pumps.

 Skirt worn with sweater shell tucked out.

With shell tucked in to show off the yoke.

 Back view of skirt.

 Side view of skirt.

This pattern is definitely worth its price. Sewing the skirt is a breeze and the techniques included make for a professional looking end product. You will probably see more of this silhoutte from me in the future!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Monique Dress

I haven't posted for such a long time! Visiting relatives and son going to college got me distracted. I still managed to sew several outfits for my daughter but just did not get the chance to post them here. So let me introduce "The Monique Dress."

I loved sewing this dress. The pattern was so simple, yet it gave me the option to be creative and mix several different fabrics to make a unique, one of a kind dress. I’m sure the chances of my daughter bumping into somebody wearing the same outfit are nil!

 Fabrics and pattern (Boutique Chic by Serendipity Studio) were purchased from Jackman's Fabrics.