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Outfits # 52, 53 and 54. Easy Summer

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Outfits #52, 53 and 54.  Hello everyone! It's been an incredible sewing week. I just completed three tops and three matching skirts. And I couldn't be happier. The patterns I used are tried and true. They are simple to make and easy to wear. The materials for the tops as well as the lining came from Bedford Fabrics in Fall River. The skirt materials are from JoAnn's fabrics and believe it or not it's summer upholstery material. It holds up really well and I so love the patterns and vibrant colors of these fabrics. I plan to use these outfits for everyday wear. I like to look nice even when I'm in my back yard. Let's face it, these are the days of our lives. Everyday matters. Why not look our best. As I wear the other outfits, I will add  a couple of picture to this post. Overall, the look is the same, It's the combination of the vibrant colors that are so refreshing. Well that’s it for now, have a great weekend and as always thank you for sharing in our se…

Dress # 51- Come Sail Away

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Dress # 51- Come Sail Away  This dress took me two weeks to complete. Not that it was difficult, but I certainly am. I made the top twice. I was not pleased with the first one. I made it using a blue cotton with a square neck and I just didn’t feel comfortable in it. So, I just tossed it and made a new one using the same sail boat print material. The material is from JoAnn’s fabrics from their local interest cotton fabrics collection. How could I not have a dress with this beautiful nautical print. After all, New Bedford is a beautiful seafaring city. A seaport rich in history and culture with a very promising future.
 Back to the dress, It’s from Simplicity pattern  1537 from their Amazing Fit collection. I’ve used it several times and each time I’m just as pleased with the fit and feel of this pattern. A sure winner. This time, I did however line the entire top with canvas material with another final layer of blue cotton. The foundation gives the dress a very rich look. I hope to c…

Dress # 50 - Wildflower Meadow - two piece dress.

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Dress # 50 - Wildflower Meadow - two piece dress.
This dress once again is from Butterick B5918 pattern. This is the third time around using the same pattern. This time, I used the left front of the pattern on the right as well. I wanted an easy loose fit. I haven’t been happy with the way the pattern is designed with pleats on the front right. It doesn’t line up well on the body. Or at least, not on mine. I added my own ties and band cut on the bias to close off the front. On the back, I lowered the “V” neck and added ties to hold the back neck together.  The fabric, which I purchased at JoAnn’s is transparent and very difficult to work with. But, I managed. I made a matching top bias slip using McCall’s pattern M6790. I added this perfect matching lace to the hemline which I found at Bedford Fabrics.   For the skirt, I used  again B5918 pattern and added pockets and slits on both sides. I add lace and pockets to all my outfits now. I love the comfort and security that  pockets offe…