Sorry about the previous post.
I had to pull it down because I was getting too much spam comments.
I'm still looking for top/blouse/shirt recommendations.
Thanks Faye, simplicity 2181 is now on my list.
Simplicity is on sale this weekend at Joanns, just a reminder, I am going straight over there after work today.
From left to right
Green Challis = Item#: 15012
White/Teal Cotton= Item#: 15025
Multi Teal/blue/white/green georgette = SOLD OUT- SORRY!
New video Review will be posted on Monday.
I will do my Early Fall butterick picks but I'm waiting to add my June Haul, which will go on order next week.
I hope you guys are sewing, I am and loving it!
This is NOT a review of the following pattern, it is my assessment of what went wrong while I was working on it and what I should have done for a better outcome.
Fabric used: Rayon Challis
This morning I tried it on, using two scrap pieces as “the bands” to see how it looked so far before
I started all the finishing.
How do I explain this?
I looked like a huge toilet paper roll.
No, that’s not good enough……
I looked like a huge paper towel roll with fabric sticking out on top and more fabric flowing over my hips on the bottom.
Green fabric was everywhere and NOT in a good way.
There was NO visible waistline; the flounce totally covered that up.
The fabric of the flounce just laid on my boob, dropped off the edge and stuck out like it had nowhere to go.
So, I tried on a fuchsia belt with the dress as a test, I figured the High contrast will define the waistline and make the dress more flattering.
Better, but that freaking Flounce was just like a Pink Elephant in the room, you can try to ignore it but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
From top to bottom, I looked like I instantly gained 20 pounds.
Where in the world did I go wrong?
I tried on a couple of these dresses RTW, they all looked very flattering.
So I grabbed my ipod to see if I still had the photos of the dresses saved.
One look told me everything I needed to know.
Both dresses were made out of JERSEY.
Their flounce is much shorter, the waistline is clearly visible and the skirt has less fabric, is just skims over the hip with very little garters.
Instant Headache, how could I have missed that?
I spent the next hour trying to convince myself that I could make it work.
I could take in the excess fabric and shorten the flounce.
Who is this person in my head; this is not TOYA talking right now.
In the trash you go.
I’ll make a trip to the mall and get one of those dresses if I really HAVE to have one, it’s NOT that serious.
Have a great day everyone.
(click to enlarge photo)
I had this fabric in my "throw away pile", I got it around five years ago. After I made the first maxi using M6559. I pulled this out and thought I will give it a go, I figure IT needed at least one chance because its been with me for a long long time.
And I am happy I did.
So how about a prelude to next weeks video....
I'm in full summer sewing mood and the mojo has me bouncing all over. I'm editing the new video, taking photos, modifying a pattern,searching for muslin, yep, all that wonderful sewing stuff that no one understands except you, my wonderful readers.
I am happy.
So I'm taking a break to show you all this month's round up of new goodies.
Everything here is from Fashion fabrics club (More details to follow)
I am into deep aqua, cornflower blue and kelly green lately. I seems like everything that has caught my eye is made out of those colors.
Clutch and sandal bag from ebay, Optic white skinny jeans from NY&Co and Cardigan from Target
You see my point?
I can't get enough of it. I just love it, so back to work. I'm riding out this espresso as far as it will take me.
Have a great weekend.
Happy Mother's day!
This week's episode, I am reviewing M6559, the racerback Maxi, which I have made twice already. I love it.
Finished Garments Photos
Milani Shadow Eyez in Champagne Toast (available at all drugstores)
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Quad in "Brazen"
MAC Blush "Ripe Peach Ombre" (from 2011 Spring Color Forecast collection)
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter in "Brown Sugar"