Saturday, December 24, 2016

New Look 6469 Last Dress of 2016?

Bet you thought I was kidding about making New Look 6469.  I've only been talking about it since before Thanksgiving.  But nope, I really made it and here it is.

This is a mixture of View A's collar, View C's length and sleeves, and with an extra four inches of length added to bring the hem to knee level.  I think I cut a size 14 to fit the shoulders.  The dress is very loose fitting and forgiving- perfect for the holidays with all the food.

I used a navy blue ponte knit that I found at Walmart, of all places.

The construction is pretty easy.  There are only 4 pattern pieces including the collar.  I eliminated the zipper so construction went very quickly.  If I made this again, and I might, I would at least put in a short zipper at the center back to make it easier to get over my head.  As it is, it is very snug.  I have to put the dress on and then do my hair and makeup.

The Princess loves this dress.  She says she thinks it is her favorite thing I've made.  She's requested one in olive green.  I hope there are some good "after Christmas" fabric sales because I'll be shopping for some more ponte.

This will most likely be the last finished garment of 2016.  Hopefully the January Burda will arrive soon and I can start planning next year's sewing.

Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Stitching and Sewing Progress

There has been progress on Noel 2013.  We now have trees and a snow man:

There is a lot left to do, though.  The house needs to be filled in and there is a lot more snow to stitch.  A lot more snow...

In sewing news, my mojo is back!  New Look 6469 is complete and waiting to be road tested tomorrow.  There are no pictures yet because it is extremely cold outside and I can barely stand to walk to and from the car, much less pose for photos.  But temps should be rising this week and I should have a photographer at home so I'm hoping to get some pics in a day or two.

In the mean time, I've traced and adjusted the pattern for this dress from the September 2014 issue of Burda Style:

I'm planning to make it up in a red textured knit.  It would be great to have it in time for Christmas, but let's be realistic.  It will be perfect for work after the holidays.

How is your holiday sewing going?

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Go Army Beat Navy

And they did.


Winter Stitching

A little bit of winter stitching:

Noel 2013 from Le Chalet des Perelles.  Stitched in the suggested DMC floss on 28ct Star Sapphire linen.

Still no sewing here.  Winter finally hit for real this week and the cold has slowed me down.  Maybe this weekend...