Monday, May 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Remember the cute Jalie dress I made the other day? Well, I loved it so much I made another one! This one is very different though. This one has binding on the neckline and the arms and the main body is made from a double knit. I love the graphic print of this one.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
I will be making more of these skirts. I will also make this top. With modifications. I read several reviews of the top and how the finishing is, well, lacking. But, this time, I made the simple flared skirt.
Next up? I have another Jalie 3024 that I bet you’ll like!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
I’ve made these leggings before and they girls love them. I am still making them in size 128 and adding a few inches of length. These Little People are long and lanky. Regular leggings either fit in the waist and are capri length or fit in the length and show crack with every movement. You moms out there know exactly what I’m talking about.
This time I made this with fabric from Spandex House. The girls fell in love with this ice cream fabric. It’s a thick poly/Lycra fabric that has fabulous stretch and recovery.
The other pair is hearts and green stripes. I can’t find the exact fabric on the website. That is the one downside of Spandex House, they don’t have a great web interface. You have to look through pages and pages of fabric. There is no way to sort by color or designs. So, this fabric is on there, but it didn’t show up with the keyword “heart”.
I explained how to do this here, but I really like this ruching down on the legs. You really could do this to any pair of leggings. Pardon my peek-a-boo basting threads.
I don’t know about you guys, but we have had about five days in a row of 70 degree temperatures and it’s too hot for me!
Thursday, May 12, 2016
I made this in size 122 with one inch added to the skirt length.
Yes, same double knit body and mustard yellow as the last dress. This time, though, big changes!! A red v-neck for the neckline!! Wooo, didn’t I tell you you were in for some big changes??
I love the ruffle sleeves and the neckline. I bound this one also using my new binding attachment.
Doesn’t it look professional though?? I love this thing.
I left the sleeve edges raw. You were supposed to finish them with a serged, rolled, or overcast hem. I decided to use raw edges so that it more closely resembled the hem, which I again left raw.
I’m getting so much better at lining up the edges when I serge the bound edges together. And instead of trying to stitch perpendicular to the coverstitching, I now topstitch over the coverstitching to secure the serged edges. It works so much better for me. Here you can barely see the topstitching on top of the line of stitches closest to my thumb.
Here are the two dresses side by side. Matchy, but not too matchy.
I am out of the yellow fabric and both of the black and white prints. I love completely using up pieces of fabric!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I love these graphic black and white colors with the yellow. The black and white is a double knit (both prints) from the National City Swap Meet and the yellow is a double knit from Fabric Mart. My binder seems to love double knit, so I took full advantage.
I’m doing a much better job of getting consistent results.
I left the hem raw.
Just look at that binding!!
I’m loving my new (new-ish) binder and my newest Ottobre magazine. I’m already planning a matching outfit from a different pattern in the same magazine.