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I was inspired by New Look Pattern 0393 when Mena posted the Hillside Prairie Belted Dress on MTL . I noticed the floral motif and decided to use some floral fabric I had in my stash. While my fabric is not yellow, I thought the scale of the flowers might be similar. I am pleased with the dress. I just wish I would have hemmed it by hand, but I hate taking the time to sew by hand!
Posted on January 25, 2012 at 9:43pm
The fabric was something I bought on sale at Hancock's a couple of years ago for no particular reason. The pattern is one I found at the Salvation Army, and the buttons came from the Knittn' Kitten - a Portland store that specializes in vintage sewing and needlecraft items. The three came together for this project, and I love the end result. I had to work particularly hard at matching the plaids along the front and shoulder seams, and it's far from perfect. But it's wearable! Second…Continue
Posted on January 16, 2012 at 7:24pm
After following The Sew Weekly for about 5 months, I'm inspired to start posting some of my own creations. I made this bias skirt to go with my favorite black boots. It's made from Simplicity 6360, a pattern I picked up at the Salvation Army last spring. The only change I made to the original pattern is I omitted the waistband and used bias tape to finish off the top. I love this skirt and will wear it often in our rainy Pacific Northwest weather!
Posted on January 8, 2012 at 10:30pm