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Sunday, January 28, 2018

VOGUE V9266



VOGUE  V9266                                                                                                                            


Hello sewing fans!   

Here is another dress using the same pattern by Vogue V9266.

https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9266


This time around, I made raglan sleeves and added a turtle neck collar. The material is a weave mix of silk and wool. You can tell it holds well and has a beautiful shine and texture. I’m extremely happy with it. It’s one of those dresses you can wear just about anywhere and will last a lifetime. I have some more pieces from this same pattern that I hope to post soon. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.
Debora

 


 


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Monday, January 1, 2018

It's a true winner - Vogue V9266

V9266

Misses' Lined Raglan-Sleeve Jacket and Funnel-Neck Dress

Hello sewing fans!
I'm excited about wearing this beautiful matching jacket and dress set by Vogue. It's a true winner. I worked hard on the actual fit of the pattern. That was actually the hardest part. The fabric is a two sided color wool. I love the blue and green combination. I didn't have to line the jacket. You may notice that I also added several inches to the jacket, making it more to the natural waistline. I didn't think the crop Pattern length would work well for me. In addition,  I also added length to the dress. I used this pattern several times over. I hope to blog more about it as I use the outfits. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new thing only you can create...and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.

Debora 

 






Sunday, December 31, 2017

Restored from the 80's

 Happy New Year! 

This is a great way to start out the new year. I'm wearing a gown I restored from the 80's. It's a piece of art. It looks simply untouched. However, I can assure you I spent a great deal of time on it. I reshaped and relined it. In addition, I made it fit my shape. I like how it came out. I even made a matching purse. It was truly a joy to see it all come together. As most of you know, I can't stand to see something so beautiful tossed away. I found it several years ago in a  thrift store. I'm glad I finally had a chance to restore it. I believe in restoration. What a great way to ring in a new year! I hope you enjoy this creation as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.  Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create...and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey. 

Debora 






Saturday, December 23, 2017

The look you can’t buy anywhere.Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage


Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection pattern. I made several versions of this perfect fitting afternoon dress.















Hello sewing fans.
Hope you are all enjoying this wonderful time of the year.
As I had mentioned in earlier posts, this holiday season I am sewing a few items. I’m very excited over Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection pattern. I made several versions of this perfect fitting afternoon dress. Or at least that's what they called it back then. This particular one is made from a beautiful chiffon feel fabric with built in textured velvet polka dots. It’s self-lined and easily slips on for perfect comfort. In addition, I made a simple  scarf from the left-over material. I have this tendency of making matching scarfs and wraps with just about anything I make. It’s always a great accessory and a good use of any leftover material. It always gives it that custom made look that says homemade with love. It’s the look you can’t buy anywhere. Sad to say, there isn’t any dresses out in the stores nowadays that a woman can feel covered and protected in. For me anyways, I feel that todays' modern dresses are too exposed. Sometimes in the front and others in the back. They are either too short or thinly layered. They never seem to fit the woman I am.  Either that, or I’m just spoiled with making my own dresses with as much fabric as I wish.  I think the reason  manufactures make such ill looking dresses is so they don't have to spend anymore on fabric then what they have too. Anyways, I’m so happy with this beautiful vintage dress. I hope to wear it many more seasons to come. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.
Debora







In addition, I made a simple scarf from the left-over material. I have this tendency of making matching scarfs and wraps with just about anything I make. It’s always a great accessory and a good use of any leftover material. It always gives it that custom made look that says homemade with love. It’s the look you can’t buy anywhere.





Sunday, December 17, 2017

The old and the new always come to life so well


This was an interesting project. This sequin top came from a vintage 1980’s dress found in a thrift store. I just love the blue color. Really rich. I stored it in my fabric closet for a few years. Finally, last year as I was going through my fabric stash I came across it again. This time, to my surprise, on the same pile was a beautiful floral fabric. The color combination was perfect. I brought them to the sewing studio. I knew eventually I was going to bring it back to life in another form. This holiday season, I did just that. I tore off the old lining. I then played around with the floral fabric to see what worked as far as adding sleeves. Finally, I pleated the rest of the fabric and made the skirt and of course, added pockets. Finally, I lined the entire dress. The clutch bag, in case your wondering, I had previously made from the bottom of the original sequin dress. I wore it last night for the first time. It felt mine forever. I’m not afraid to admit, I love restoration projects. The old and the new always come to life so well. I hope you enjoy it. I know I sure did.  Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.

Debora






Saturday, December 16, 2017

Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection


Hello, sewing fans from near and far.

It’s always such a great time of the year to inspire our creativity. This holiday season I’m having a bit of free time to sew. I made a few items I would love to share with you. I’m going to start with my winner pattern of the season, Simplicity 8247 – 1930s Vintage collection. This is one of a few from the same pattern. It’s an easy pattern for an experienced seamstress. However, I must say that the front pleating can get a bit frustrating. You must pay close attention to the right and left of the skirt, as this pattern is asymmetrical.  Also, if you apply self-lining… remember to reverse it. You ‘ll figure it out. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating new things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in an endless sewing journey.

Debora







Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Fascinator





Fascinator
Hello everyone! I’ve been experimenting with fascinators lately. I’m having a lot fun looking through pinterest for ideas. This is the first one I put together. It’s a lot of fun to create and even more exciting to wear. I’m not sure what triggered my interest, all I know is, I’m willing to try to create things that bring me joy.  Hope you like it as much as I do. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora