Friday, June 22, 2007

Hello Kaffe!

So here it is. McCalls 5308 in Kaffe Fassett quilting cotton. I think it turned out pretty cute.

I found this fabric at a quilt shop in a nearby town. I spotted it on a shelf behind the cutting table from across the room, and I zoomed in on it. I really don't know what it was that grabbed me. This is not my usual preferred color palatte. The shop even had a similar print in a red/pink/purple colorway, which is right up my alley, but this is the combo that spoke to me. I bought two yard of the paisley and two of the dot fabric. I started to envision this outfit as I got in the car to leave the store. I waited a couple of weeks before I cut the outfit out, and I wavered a little bit about whether to use these fabrics for my daughter. The prints are a little bit sophisticated for a child. But one night, the kitchen table was clean and I just decided to bite the bullet and start cutting. After that, I really had no choice... make the outfit or waste four yards of quilting cotton that I paid full price for. I made the outfit. Savannah likes it. I don't think it's her favorite, but she will wear it, it's cute on her, and I'm pleased with it. It's a comfortable summer outfit, and the colors will take it right into fall with a tee underneath for school. All in all, I'm going to say it's a success.

I started sewing the Sew Stylish dress night before last. All that's left to do is put the zipper in and hem it and it will be ready to wear. So far so good. I'll try to get pictures posted soon. I hope to get a chance to work on at least one more muslin this weekend. I want to add a couple more dresses to my wardrobe. I have the Threads sheath dress in the lineup, as well as another Simplicity dress that's been teasing me for several months:

I'm thinking about making the short sleeved version with the contrast collar and hem. I'll definately start with a muslin for this one, not just to fine tune fit, but to make sure this style will work for my body type.

The V-neck version of this dress has been speaking to me for a while. Although the more I look at it, the more I like the raglan version as well. The jacket doesn't really excite me. I'll have to think about it some more... a different jacket style might work better for me.

Okay, I'm off to sew!


jemima bean said...

Ok, that is so stinking cute ! I've been eyeing those on the wall behind Cliff & Pam too. I wish they'd get some Jennifer Paganelli & Anna Marie Horner. And maybe some Amy Butler. hehe.

I love the dresses...I can't wait to see them! I want to make some dresses for me too. I just want my a$$ to be a little smaller first. Same old song, ya know?!

That Savannah is a natural model. If you'd get on the ebay train you could make some moolah ;)

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Okay, try again.
That outfit is adorable. It makes me wish that my DD was that little again. But at 17 I can no longer get her to wear something like that. sigh......