Saturday, September 19, 2015

The DoSeum Re-Do Recess Event-1950s Green Drop Waist Sundress-Butterick 7754

My girls and I attended a cocktail event at San Antonio's DoSeum. It is a children's interactive museum, and this particular event was a chance for adults to play, socialize, and partake of food and drinks. I wanted to make a fun little dress to match the spirit of the event. I had this Butterick drop waist sundress pattern, and this fun green swirl cotton fabric. I paired this fabric with a matching, solid green stretch cotton sateen 

This was a swift little pattern. The neckline and armhole trim were made of my print, it was sewn to the bodice, then folded and slip stitched. This was the most time consuming part of this pattern. I love the effect of the trim, though. It is chic, fun, and such a great little detail.

The gathers at the top bodice are ideal for the bigger busted girl. I am a B cup, and there was ample room for up to a D. The front and back darts are super flattering. The skirt piece is one long, folded piece with a single seam. Gathered at the drop waist, it has a semi-full silhouette.

As you can tell....the drinks were flowing at this point hahahahaha!!! They were serving some watermelon mojitos that tasted just like a Jolly Rancher. While super yummy, I think they crept up on us quite quickly!!

The above picture, a bit more dignified, was taken and published for the website . Anytime my girls and I go out to events like this, it has been a running goal of getting 'seen' hahaha. The website is a local news and events go-to page, so we were very honored to be posted!!

Later in the night, and The Running Man kicking in....thanks to those delicious mojitos!! LOL Back to the pattern...the finished measurements for this dress were Bust 40",. Waist 32", Upper Hips 40". The darts were perfect, so I ended up taking in about 2" on each side seam to take up the overabundant ease. Due to my stretch cotton sateen, I didn't even have to place the side zipper. 

I really loved this pattern, and look forward to making more as the cut is flattering, and I have always loved the drop waist silhouette. 

I have made a blue satin version of this dress (below) which can be found for sale in my shop.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Baby Print Halter Top - Advance 6394

This was my little project over the Labor Day weekend. I picked up a yard of this super cute pink baby fabric at a thrift store. I decided to make this vintage tank top as I had just enough material for the project.

I added some white piping around the neckline and back halter for some added fun to the fabric. The top is fully lined with a white cotton, and this pattern is meant to be so clean inside and out, I really think this could be a great little reversible top.

I added some 1/4" covered boning to the sides to add a cleaner shape and added support.

Lastly, this pattern calls for three bound buttonholes ONLY. I imagine this is to match the coordinating pattern skirt and shorts. Since I wasn't going to make those pieces at the present time, I had to add two more buttonholes. Due to time constraints, I decided against the bound buttonhole option for just standard buttonholes instead.

As pictured above, the pattern size I had was a 16 (Bust 34). The finished measurements were Bust 36" and Waist 31" with length from shoulder 21", from underarm 13.5". You can now find it for sale in my shop!