Finished Yellow Sundress

Alright, it’s done! I’m happy with it, I just hope someone else will be equally happy to wear it and love it!

Yellow sundress front

Yellow sundress front

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Figure Flattery IS Important

Vogue Patterns has a handy feature one their patterns called Figure Flattery. It’s a simple chart that lists if that pattern would look good on your figure.  I fall into the “triangle” body shape (also known as “pear”).

Can you guess which figure is missing from this list?

Can you guess which figure is missing from this list?

I noticed that before I bought the pattern, but figured, “It will be alright! I should be able to fit into it just fine!”

PFFT!

Lesson learned: my body type is not listed for a very good reason. No pics yet, because I’m not quite finished, but I had an opportunity to try it on last night and discovered that true to the word of Figure Flattery, my upper body kind of got lost in all the fabric of the bodice. And here I was, worried about how the fabric would look against my skin tone all this time. Ha!

The only work I have left is to insert the zipper and hem the skirt, and after that, I’ll be posting the measurements of the completed project so it will be up-for-grabs for some of my “bustier” girl friends.

Aside from the disappointment of it not looking amazing on me, I’m happy with the way it’s turning out. It’s cute, and now I know I can wear yellow, even something this YELLOW.

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National Sewing Month

September marks “National Sewing Month” in the United States. As motivation to make some progress on my various projects, I’ve decided I need to do something crafty every day of this month, even if it’s as small as washing fabric for an upcoming project, or ripping out some seams. Hopefully, it will motivate me to return to multi-tasking while catching up on my DVR’d shows (such as the new season of Doctor Who). And, I’ll be making more blog posts. As much as I don’t like making posts without pictures, I probably will make a few update-like posts, similar to this one.

Today I:

  • Sewed the seams on the skirt of the Yellow Dress (next, sewing the skirt to the bodice, inserting zipper, hemming).
  • Received India’s quilted quilt from mom (next, binding and labeling).
  • Worked on the Fortunate Traveler cross-stitch.
  • Picked up a few patterns (including this gem) at Hancock Fabrics and some notions for the slacks my husband wants me to make him.
  • Thought about practicing crocheting again, then decided not to.

Now, off to work on the Yellow Dress and finish Downton Abbey Season 2!

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“Last” Summer Dress of the Summer

While the weather report for next week in the Seattle area is predicting rain (however, the weekend following is suppose to be sunny), I’m having a feeling this will be my last dress for the summer and then I will have to start planning my fall wardrobe of wool crepe dresses, suits (i.e. tailoring!), and long sleeve shirts.

Vogue 8380, style B

Vogue 8380, style B

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