Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Over the Top Tunic/Dress
I finally got around to making this dress this afternoon. I love how it turned out! The pattern directions are very simple and easy to follow and there were only seven pieces to cut out. I did not add the pockets. The dress is sleeveless, but when it is on, you get a sort of cap sleeve effect. I also like the addition of the belt, so that you can have a more fitted silhouette. I may have to make the tunic version of this top too. I definitely recommend this pattern.
Honeycomb Vest Back
Finished the back of the vest yesterday afternoon. I think I'll have time to cast on for the front later today. The back took a little bit longer than I anticipated because I was using a cable needle for the stitch pattern most of the time. However, Once I figured out how to forego the cable needle, the project sped up.
Monday, April 20, 2009
More Sewing to Do
I first saw the Cynthia Rowley Simplicity tunic pattern via Craft. When I searched the Simplicity website, she had three other patterns too. I ended up buying these three. I like the simple lines of her styles. I want to make 2584 first, the dress that's featured on the model. I'm not sure if I want a solid fabric with some texture or a print. A trip to Fabric Depot this weekend is in order!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Over the Top Tunic & Liberty Fabric
Over the Top tunic pattern over at Spool Sewing, I thought the sleeveless version would be great for spring and summer. I headed over to the Bolt sale this weekend and they had the pattern in stock. I snatched it up and looked over all the fabric about three or four times before I finally decided on this Liberty Caesar print, which happened to be 20% off. I only needed one and a half yards, so it was very affordable. There is actually a belt for the tie-back waistline, so that's why I also bought the horn buckle.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Dress for Spring
This dress is from A Fortes Design by Janessa Bautista, a local independent designer who recently moved to PDX from New York. It's made from hemp silk and I love the simple lines and clever gathering at the neck and waist. I dig the on seam slit pockets too with the button closure and contrasting fabric. This dress is from the fall/winter 08 collection and was at a sample sale at Olio United last weekend. I was lucky enough to purchase the last one! I can't wait to wear it when we get some warmer weather again.