Showing posts from July, 2016

Cali & Co Sewing Blog Launches August 1 - with a Giveaway!

A bunch of talented sewists/seamstresses/ladies from all over the world (including myself) will be blogging for at Cali & Co  - A Sewing Blog for the Fabric Obsessed.  The official launch is August 1, with new posts added every few days all month.  There is also a $100 giveaway ending August 31.  $100 goes a long way at Califabrics, so check it out!!

Sew Over It Pussybow Blouse

The next stop on my pattern tour of pussybow blouses is the Sew Over It Pussybow Blouse. 
I decided to do Version 2, which is the attached v-neck (on the right, as opposed to the open v-neck), since Version 1 is almost exactly like the Style Arc Holly I had just made
This was going to be another trial version or wearable muslin, so I used an inexpensive polyester woven from Mood fabrics. 
I cut the size 10 based on the finished garment measurements.  This sewed up very quickly. It's not a complicated pattern and I had basically just done the same thing with the StyleArc version, and most of the major construction components are pretty similar.  I did not put the little buttons on my sleeve cuffs, not because they are tiny and fiddly but because I don't like button cuffs and I was happy just sliding my wrists through.  No other deviations from the instructions.  The results:

This fabric makes me look like I escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. But I like the bl…

Modified Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress

Over the past couple of years I've made several versions of the Colette Patters Myrtle dress, in both knits and wovens.  For some reason, I find myself not wearing them as often as I intend to, even though they are easy to make and easy to wear.So what’s the problem?I realized there are a few fitting/design issues that keep me from really loving this pattern that I really want to love!