Saturday, March 16, 2013

DIY:Knee Length Kimono Sleeved Dress

Simplicity 6120
 I would not make this dress again. I am not fond of the silhouette it creates, much too loose for my taste. I added the pockets which for some reason  threw off the hemline.It took me multiple attempts to fix the hem.I I used a polyester something ..from joann fabrics.??? I adore the sash though. This would be an awesome dress if it were more form fitting with the kimono sleeves,sash and a zipper. Due to it being elastic it is much looser to allow for dressing, undressing. If you do not add the pockets this will be an easy project. If you decide to add them expect to work on the garment for sometime.

Neck Line

              BackVersion- Pictured Above

Pockets and Hemline -Pictured Above

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sewing related kind of ;)

           Okay so this is not completely sewing related but this is what I am listening to at the moment.I find it completely relaxing to put on some music  and sew. The first video though I was actually looking for some good dance music and ran across it.The second video I ran across and absolutely fell in love with the message. Even though neither of these came from sewing it got me to thinking, why I like to sew besides
making nice things to wear. It's partially because it is relaxing. Well at least right up until the time you put it on and can clearly see all the mistakes you made. But its nice to put on some music and drink tea while cutting
out your pattern, marking etc. Then sitting down to sew. So I ask you what do you like about sewing besides
making something to wear? and what do you listen too if anything while sewing?