Designing Creations

Admin during the day, student in the evening, and a procrastinating sewer/designer the rest of the time.

What’s Next

If you hadn’t noticed I LOVE dresses! I believe that dresses are the absolute easiest thing to slip on and go when you are trying to get ready for work. Especially for those of us that don’t iron clothes at night (just can’t do it)! I have a long list of dresses lined up and probably won’t be posting for a while because I have A LOT of tracing to do!

Dress #1 – Knipmode #13 May 2008. Haven’t decided yet which fabric or color that I’m going to use yet.


Dress #2 – Knipmode #21 June 2009. I am going to make this one in tan w/black contrast in linen.


Dress #3 – Knipmode #1 April 2009
The great thing about this dress if you notice in the next two pics is that this dress can be made out of cotton or knit, gonna have a ball with this one! I have chosen either my pea green knit (which may be too bright) or my sage green knit or my tan knit, so may options!


Dress #4 – BWOF June 2009 #107 – I have not decided what color this dress is going to be in yet. This looks like it will be cute in white or tan…

Dress #5 – BWOF June 2009 #110 – I have chosen a fuchsia cotton with a black cotton skirt to go on underneath (model is wearing a skirt under the dress).

I plan to put a pattern together for mom tonight while we are watching the game and then maybe I can trace at least one out after that.

That’s all for today I know I’ve said a mouthful!

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Knipmode Magazines – Have Been Sold!

I am selling Feb, Mar & Apr 2009 issues of Knipmode for $45 (includes shipping anywhere in the US).

These magazines are brand new, I just got them in the mail on yesterday.

If you’re not familiar with Knipmode’s mags they are in the same style as Burda except they are printed in the Dutch language and not in English. I use the Google translator to help me if I have any problems.

I’m selling them on PatternReview.com. I am accepting payments through paypal only!
Go over there and check them out.
Thanks!
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/classifieds/readclassified.pl?ID=7541
You can still buy them from me without having to go to the site, just send me an email to designncreations@bellsouth.net and let me know you’re interested.

Thanks again!
I know I didn’t have this posted for very long but this seems to be a hot commodity!
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Dresses Part 1

Finally here are the pics as promised. Let me say this… my photographer was not home today and these are not the pics considering I did a poor job even with the tripod.


Dress #1

Pattern Description: Knipmode Fast Fashion #101

Pattern Sizing: Standard European Sizing (like BWOF)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were in Dutch but I managed

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes

Fabric Used: cotton jersey

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: Added length to make as a maxi dress

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely

Dress #2

Pattern Description: BWOF 09/2006 #115

Pattern Sizing: Standard European

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I omitted the sleeves

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes although I didn’t use instructions this time around.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes

Fabric Used: lightweight knit that I interlined to added more body to the fabric.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: omitted the sleeves and bond the neckline

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely, already have twice before.

Dress #3

Pattern Description: BWOF 09/2006 #115

Pattern Sizing: Standard European

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, except I omitted the sleeves

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes although I didn’t use instructions this time around.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes

Fabric Used: medium weight iridescent denim

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: omitted the sleeves and bond the neckline with the wrong side of the fabric

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely, already have three times before now.

Dress #4

Pattern Description: Vogue 1027

Pattern Sizing: 14-22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very, very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? No dislikes

Fabric Used: Poly jersey from Fabric Mart

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: My normal waist & hip alteration

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Definitely

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