Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Something New

Guess what I got?

One of these:


I've never been very good at sewing. Every time I tried it, I felt like I was being tied up and put in a cage. It just drove me crazy. Actually, my lack of sewing ability is what led to crocheting/knitting. My gramma tried to teach me to sew, but my ineptitude drove even that patient saint to swear, so she introduced me to yarn and hook.

Well, I was cruising blogs and saw this on cosmicpluto. I was smitten, and decided to try something besides straight seams. I made a couple of versions of the shirt, this being the more successful of the two:


Simplicity 3835, shirt


And I tried a dress version as well. I opted to use the shirt top (elastic) instead of the dress top. It turned out OK, but looks a little like a mui-mui. I think if I shorten it a little (or a lot) it will look less frumpy.


Simplicity 3835 dress with shirt top


Here's what the fabric looks like close up:


I also made a skirt. The pattern is Simplicity 7655. It turned out pretty cute, and was easy as pie. I've got a few other sewing projects going as well. Maybe this will be the thing for summer. Give knitting a much needed break.


45 comments:

del said...

OK, you've convinced me. The skirt did it because I love wearing breezy little skirts in the summer (that don't cost a lot).

LOVE the fabrics you chose. They're sort of retro and really pretty. Nice job!

Sam said...

You rock! You will have a whole new home-sewn wardrobe before summer hits!

Sam said...

Oh, and we need to make our dress forms, too!

Sandra said...

Enjoy you sewing machine! ANd honey - one honest advice - you have such a body, such a figure - please put some sexy shoes on!!!!!!!

vtwopoint5 said...

Those look great! You are inspiring me to get my butt in gear. I can be so slow....

I like the shoes :)

freefader said...

Ok...I am convinced...if you had balls they would be to the wall in every endeavor. I have yet to actually finish any of my sewing ventures. You amaze me. You are a machine.

They all look great.

Come sew my stuff for me. I have them cut out. ;)

Susan said...

Happy Mother's Day!

P.S. Kickass new duds!

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