Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ready for Summer |M6744

A couple weeks ago Adrienne posted a beautiful collection of her vacation dresses, and M6744 was in the lineup. I've had this pattern since it came out last summer, but didn't realize how cute it was til I saw Adrienne's.

I knew I had just the right fabric in my stash! A beautiful Oriental Floral Lattice
 ity knit, that I got from Fabricmart.
I picked this up with no clue what I was making with it, but I loved it so much. It came in a few different colorways, which I am now considering scooping up.
It looks great with a belt, or self fabric belt, which I forgot to take a pic of. :-/
Had to show my low-key split, lol.  The good thing is, it's really not so revealing! I love
how the dress shows the fabric off and the split is just enough sexy without overkill.

Yep, this is going to be in heavy rotation this summer, you know my love for Maxi's!

M6744 (for reference)
I need to improve my pattern cataloging system because I often purchase the same patterns more than once! I have soo many duplicate patterns, and this is one of them! If you don't have this one, but would like to try it I have one up for grabs!! Just comment below, and I will make a selection by 4-22-14.
 Till my next post C-ya!!

Happy 17th Anniversary.....

.....well belated!

On April 12th, we celebrated our 17 wedding anniversary!
Yay us!! But we've been together a total of 30 years!
Thank you for being a great husband, father, friend, lover, boyfriend, cheerleader, handyman, chauffeur, counselor, mechanic, business partner, coach, bus-driver, financial adviser, once-a-year chef and fabric sponsor, lol!
One thing I've learned that is so important in a marriage is, being right is not more 
important than being happy.
 Many, many hugs and kisses, I love, love this man!!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Burda 6919 | Another Little Black Dress

   In the past, I only owned a few Burda Style patterns. But recently I was able to grow my stash when a local Joann's was closing. To be honest my whole Big-4 stash grew, when all patterns were priced at $1.99!!! I was lucky to pick this one up because those pattern drawers were almost empty.

 Please excuse the location shots in my sewing cave, my other location is temporarly a gym for now, lol. (I'm on a fitness weight-loss journey, that 40/40 club gotta work-it-out!) More on that later!

  I was a little worried about whether or not I needed to add seam allowances, but thank
 goodness you don't for Burda Style. 

 I can't even explain how I mixed up putting the pleated sections opposite each other instead of where they belong according to the instructions. I didn't notice at all until I looked at the envelope. Oh well..... I digress.

Of course the cut out sleeves is what attracted me to this pattern, since I see
 it on a lot of RTW

I lucked up on this fabric from Fabricmartfabrics.com during one of their great sales.
 I went to order more but they seems to be sold out. It's a Ponte
 Knit with a rayon poly blend. Such a dream to sew and work with!

This was pretty easy to sew up, the instructions were very simple to follow. It was great 
not needing to alter anything just sewing it straight out the envelope!

Burda 6919 (for reference)

Til next time C-ya!!