Saturday, November 7, 2015

"Check"ing on New Look Patterns again

Good afternoon all!...I'm doing all right today; I just finished a super cute dress so you know I'm happy as eva'....I've been in my sewing room all day tinkering around; I had to untangle everything in my haberdashery bag, find a couple of buttons, and I even put my zipper collection in a cool Charming Charlie bag I just couldn't throw away.....This dress has a lot of little details like hook & eye install and of course a long arse back zipper....I was going to use this cool Tangerine-colored old school zipper I have in my stash but it seemed like I could have used it better on something else...I had another Orange zipper in my stash though (because I'm a chronic notions shopper) so I just used that one....It worked out nicely too....
Now I've made almost all five of the views this pattern offers; if not I know I at least made four of them as of today....I love the sleeves so much but I didn't add my beloved collar though...I have this cool choker I just copped so I left the collar off this one to wear it when I wear my dress....I wonder if I can make it faux though......It can be done; the technique is in one of my Threads issues.....Imma try that and make View 6 for 'em! LOL!...I used a Orange checked fabric I have been hoarding for quite some time now; at least 3 years.....I couldn't cut it for some reason!....Nothing was worthy of it until I decided to revisit this pattern and this fabric instantly popped in my mind to use...I forget where I got it from but I believe I ordered it online from Hancock's Fabrics...that place is my FAVE....the fabric didn't fail either and it sewed up quite nicely...it was a breeze to work with.....This pattern has six darts that makes the fit so contour and awesome.!....It's got a slight stretch too so its quite comfy as well.....I have all the feels about this dress I swear.....
I added a decorative hem to it, well because my new machine has so many of them....it didn't photograph well though; maybe when I wear it I can get a good shot....I grabbed a new iron from Target (Shark brand) about a month or so ago too (if I didn't already tell y'all) and it made for some damn good pressing too...I used a bit of heavy starch as well...Pink Cookie is sitting purty wearing my new digs I tell you what (in my Hank Hill voice).....The pattern is from New Look Patterns and its one of the first ones I found when my MadMen obsession began....Its been in my stash for a while....I made View E this go 'round....I started it last night and I could have finished it too buuuuutttttt I had some wine and things got a little fuzzy hehehehehehe.....I'm waiting on some more Hot Patterns in the mail; four of them to be exact....I guess I'll go check the mail and start another project right?!?!...Pictures now ummkay....
~~MsKRS~~











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