Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hemming Pants

Image from http://crafterhours.blogspot.com/
This is the awesomest thing ever!


Only my pants are some Gap ones; that's expensive enough for me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dress Alteration

I bought this dress at Sears about 4 years ago.  It had a belt around the waist and little belt/buckle things on the rolled sleeves.  The sleeve things reminded me waaaay too much of the horrid '80s, but I still wore the dress that way for a couple years.

As I have gotten more confident in my sewing, and some of the dress seams needed some repairs, I thought I'd cut off the sleeve belt things, shorten the rolled sleeves, and convert the waist belt to ruffles on my sleeves.  It's a little hard to see details in the picture, but I definitely like the whole thing better.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Gored Skirt

I've wanted to make a gored skirt for a while now.  Cotton skirts were out of fashion while I was growing up, it was all rayon and other smooth, slippery fabrics.  I've seen many, many cute cotton skirts around the last several years and have wanted one. I have so much fabric, I thought I'd try making one.  I didn't want to go buy a pattern, so I found this sew-along.


I think I'll go back and read this more:  http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-08.html

These were also helpful: 


I mostly like how it turned out.  I had to take it in a bit (made some pleats), and I think I'll do a regular waist band next time.