Well hi there, Blogland, just poking my head in here to say hello and what’s up??? My whirlwind of travel for work is finally over (for the time being) and I’m now home for the next week before I pack up to head to PA for vacation at my parent’s house – boy, do I need a vacation! I’ve been missing my sewing, since it’s been few and far between in the last two weeks, but I wanted to share what I’ve been cooking up so far.
I *finally* made a Cambie after my failed attempt last year, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I just need to sew the hem, which is all wonky right now – hence why I’m procrastinating on sewing it, haha. I think the sides need to be taken in a bit to get a closer fit, but I’m also liking that it’s not super tight on me…we’ll see.
This paisley rayon was also supposed to be destined for another Sewaholic pattern, the Lonsdale dress, but just as I was about to cut out the fabric I realized that the print is directional – the paisleys either curve up or curve down, depending on which way you look at the fabric. With the need to have the skirt pattern pieces flipped to fit onto the fabric, I would have had the paisley print going one way on the front and another way on the back – I’m glad I caught it!
So now, I’m using this gorgeous fabric for Simplicity 1800, another pattern from their Amazing Fit collection – I really like this collection of patterns, it makes fitting so easy when you pick out pattern drafted based on body type (I’m making view C, the halter maxi dress). As I was cutting this dress out last night, it occurred to me that it’s perfect for the Oonapalooza sewing theme this month – it’s loud, a maxi length that Oona like to wear, and I just may manage some inappropriate pattern placement!
- You may have seen my watermelon bikini over at Sew Mama Sew last week, I was featured with a bunch of other swimsuit sewing mavens giving tips on sewing swimwear – Swimsuit Sewing Tips at Sew Mama Sew