Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fashion; Butterick style

Good evening!...I'm sitting here relaxing, watching Seinfeld cracking up!...I swear the stuff they do and say is a mess!...I love the episode when someone talked Jerry into wearing a frilly "pirate" shirt; he was so embarrassed!...the reason why he was talked into it is because the person he was talking to was a "low talker".....he couldn't hear her so he just agreed to the shirt without knowing!...friggin' hilarious!
Now this post is about a dress I finished today; Butterick's Fast & Easy Fashion Express 1 Hour Pattern B5211....When I sewed this pattern before I made View B....this go 'round I made View C....When I first saw the views I didn't care for View C at all and I especially didn't like the sleeves....but let me tell you the sleeves are what I like most about my new dress....Sewing is funny like that sometimes....Like I can have a fabric that I think is just hideous...then one day I'll be looking for that fabric and I always seem to turn it into something nice....Sewing perk/quirk #515 amiright?....
I used a printed knit I snagged on one of my thrifting trips...its an "old lady" fabric which made me want it more...the print kinda looks like buttons!...the sewing perks/quirks just keep on happening!....I eliminated the pockets for no reason except that I felt the dress didn't need them....I was going to eliminate the facings too until I found thee cutest coordinating scrap in my stash; so I went ahead and added them....it gave the dress a sort of coolness around the collar area because I used a smooth cotton....the facings were going to be eliminated too because its just so hot around here ~ if I would have used the same fabric I used for the dress I know it would have felt like I had on some kind of scarf! oh hell NO.....not when its already an oven outside....just NO....but it worked out like always....
I did most of the work last night with only the hemming left this afternoon....I'm getting good at this patience thing with my knits....maybe because I seem to sew with them quite often nowadays....I have a considerable amount of knits in my stash; and thinking of getting more from GirlCharlee in the very near future....I've never bought any fabric from them; but I have definitely been stalking them lately....I'll probably do the Sew Indie thing too so Hot Patterns will hear from me soon I know....Lolita Patterns has an entire spread of patterns to use for the challenge; now that's awesome!....Maybe I'll cop something from both of 'em!...
Well I guess I'll share my pictures now....I didnt take too many this time because I was kinda in a rush; on my way to a babyshower.....I'm getting kinda tired too....the sun has zapped a bunch of my energy...I'm trying to refuel with a bottled water but it's not helping much....I might just nap for a minute....then I'll be up the rest of the night in my sewing room....not that that would be a bad thing....
Who's been making stuff?....Share your makes with me!....talk to you good people later....
~~MsKRS~~








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  1. Very nice Christy! I love the cut, the color and the sleeves. I also like how you accessorized with jewelry and shoes!

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  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate that!....Come back soon and often! :)

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  5. I like that dress and the sleeves aren't bad, as long as there not tight. The blue goes very well with green! Cute as always Kris!

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    1. Thank you Shanika!...they have potential to be tight because you have to make em right to fit your arm....I measured em pretty good though....thank you for reading girl! :)

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