Monday, November 26, 2012

McCall's 6612

I had my five year high school reunion this past weekend and I decided I needed a wicked short, wicked tight dress. Now that I'm in fashion school I have to look good, right?

I used McCall's #6612 (view C - the cowl-less one) for the top of the dress and McCall's #6281 for the skirt. I ended up taking in the seams .5" on each side and down the sleeves because the dress just wasn't tight enough and let's be real, I like my clothing tiiiiight.

I used a polyester/lycra ITY jersey from Gorgeous Fabrics. I usually try to make my clothes for under $10, but I love me some houndstooth and I have no self control.

Total Cost: $25.40
  • Fabric: $20.40
  • Shipping: $5

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Megan Nielsen Banksia

I made Megan Nielsen's Banksia top out of black slub jersey from April Johnston's collection that I got in the red tag section at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

I love this top and I can't wait to make more versions! It was very simple to sew.  I will make it longer next time, though.

Total Cost: $4

  • Fabric: $4
  • Elastic: stash (my mom's stash - it looks like it's from 1950)

My brother decided to jump in on this photo shoot.

I used Megan Nielson's tutorial on how to make a jersey Banksia and her tutorial on how to lengthen the sleeves.  I used 1/2" elastic around the cuffs. Both of her tutorials were super helpful and she's such a sweetheart.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Soxy Matching Stripes

Soxy says, "Don't forget to match up stripes at the seam line, not the pattern edge!"