Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sewing for ME

So, nothing huge on this dress really.  I have had the black knit part for ages now but it was a 3/4 length sleeve dress that was short... I didn't wear it much since it didn't look good with boots.  This blogger at least a year ago posted about the same dress and how she just added length to it!  Since then I have had it stuck in my head and wanted to do it.  I actually found the colors I wanted and completed it!  I think she had her layers gathered but I wanted them to look like they had been there when I bought it!  I also added the purple sash... because why not!  I LOVE the way it turned out.  This dress will get LOTS of wear now!
 Now this.... this is what I am REALLY excited about!!!  I made the green cardigan! I went into Downeast Basics a couple weeks ago and saw this jacket:
I tried it on and LOVED it... until I looked at the price tag!!  $44 ON SALE!  So, as always I thought, "I can make that!".  I put it back and walked out... difference was, this time I was GOING to actually make it!  I got $9 worth of knit from JoAnns, made up my own pattern and it turned out just like I wanted it to!  In fact, I like it WAY better than the one at Downeast!  I made my sleeve have a little gather on top and I made the sleeves slimmer.


K-Sue said...

Just made up the pattern? You did a great job!