Seriously, it’s been a HOT summer. No rainfall the whole month of July, not a shower or drizzle. The temperatures are supposed to get up to 33 C (91.4 F) this week! It’s a good thing I took the opportunity to run outside today and take my blog photos – I think I will be hiding inside with the fan or an air conditioner the rest of the week!
Let me tell you about my “Tower Dress”. I love that name. I’ve named my dress after one of my favourite prints – called a “Tower” print, 92% polyester, 8% spandex. I love how the odd white leaf POPS out at you.
For my Tower Dress I used this McCall’s pattern, M6503, view B. It has fold back facings for a collar and a wrap bodice. I can’t wait to try some of the other bodice versions. The only pattern changes I made were to omit the side zipper (mine’s made from a knit fabric), lower the waistband about an inch (I’m not fond of high waisted garments), sew shut the wrap bodice (I find them to be a bother), and add piping (my new fetish!). I think this type of dress is available from lots of pattern makers, including the Indie pattern producers.
No, I haven’t run off to join the circus. Yes, life has gotten a little busy right now but it’s interesting that during all the commotion, I am still dreaming of my sewing projects – past, present and future!
What am I (still) working on? My McCall’s M7055. I am hoping it will look great with my Black & Blue Ocelot!
Perhaps you remember? I wanted to make a shrug to match this dress…
Then my eyes fell on this cardigan. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the pattern envelope and found out it was a circle with sleeves. I have seen these patterns on Pinterest (for free). This is going to be easy!
McCall’s “Learn to Sew for Fun” pattern M7055
I cut out my two pattern pieces from some black ponte knit in my fabric stash.
I had to chase Sophie away the whole time!
Hello again! Here I am! The real thing!
My RTW Fast year is close to ending and I am still filling in the gaps in my handmade wardrobe. There is still time left to sew up some pants for myself though – I would love to have a pair of black, blue and brown pants suitable for work.
So to recap… You’ve seen my pattern, Vogue V2948. It has princess seams front and back and a curved waistband. It is fantastic for alterations…