Designing Creations

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

Two dresses and a top

I love wrap dresses! Too much I believe. It’s the essential item for the “on the go” woman.
Here are two dresses made from the same pattern. Sorry these are not on me but the next ones will be as they didn’t look very nice on the dress form.
The pattern that was used was BWOF 09/2006 # 115 (using #114’s collar).
This pattern was easy to sew & serge, no darts and fits like a dream. It’s a TNT, must sew over and over and over and over again pattern!
The tan & black herringbone dress is a very fine knit and was very easy to sew on the sewing machine. This fabric does not wrinkle (so wonderful). It’s very breathable. Now I must say that I wear a camisole, tank & on Monday and shirt underneath this dress because Burda is not modest with the neckline hear. So if you’re wearing this to work cover up! Or there will be a major peep show! As me how i know!

I like to call this one my sacadelic funkalicious dress. For some reason this fabric reminds me of the 70s. Not sure why but it does. I love this one as well it barely wrinkles. I got this fabric from Vogue fabrics last March 2007 and wasn’t sure of what to make of this fabric. I contemplated on it for over a year. When I decided on this dress I kept asking my mom if I should use a contrasting color to tone it down and she said no and I’m glad that I didn’t.

This one I sewed on the serger after reading a Threads article (summer 2008) on how to sew with a serger. The article is good and is left out on my table for future references.

I love this top. I made this top using PMB4. It’s a cowl neck (which i love, and you’ll be sick of from me by the end of the week) with dropped shoulders and flared sleeves. The style has a flared waist as well which I’ll omit the next time I’m making it because it gave it a maternity look. It’s very warm. I used a sweater knit but it pills really bad on both sides. Won’t use the fabric again (‘m sure I’m out by now I have something else to post later with this fabric) but will definitely make it again. This fabric wrinkles (right out of the dryer) really bad as you can see.

More to come!

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