Friday, July 9, 2010

The blue dress

I read in a book long ago that you can sew clothes even if you have only fifteen minutes a day for it, if you just do one step each day.  The key is to leave the sewing area with everything lying just where it should be, ready for the next step the next day, so you don't have to waste any time finding your place again.That works for me.
Today, I was suddenly done!  I love it when I'm just stitching along, get to the end of a seam and realize that was the last one.
I even smiled at the camera (sort of).

I know this is the design in the illustration of "what pudgy ladies should not wear" but... but... I like it! 






1 comment:

Cara Louise said...

Janel-
thank you so very much for your peasant dress pattern! I had started a project months ago with no pattern thinking I could just wing it, but the proportions were just all wrong and I couldn't quite visualize what it was that needed to change. Do a search today (finally!) and found your pattern, printed it out, compared to the pieced I already had and determined it was the sleeves at fault! Fortunately I had just enough extra fabric to be able to cut off the offending pieces and replace them with the right ones. I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous royal blue dress. I did make a couple personal preference changes... the sleeves do not have elastic at the bottom (I've tried, it drives me crazy!), and the bodice is just a little wider and continues straight down tunic style and ends at my knees. I've got two more pieces of fabric which will shortly be turned into dresses too now that I have the perfect pattern thanks to you!
love and prayers,
Cara Louise
Heritage Heartcraft