First up is this Ottobre knit dress. K saw a similar one in an ad and came running to me "Mom, I want this, can you make it?" Luckily I could ;-)
(K is under the weather so these are the best pics I could get)
Issue 06/2012 #30 "Sulka" jersey dress. The sizes range from 128-170cm. I made K a size 140 but added a 1/2" to the waist of the bodice tapering to nothing at the underarm. I also added a tad to the sleeves at bicep and elbow tapering to nothing at wrists. I stared for a long time at the armhole thinking it would be too tight, and in the end left it. Well, the armhole is tight. I used only the inner bodice lining for this dress because I didn't want the outside piece with the bows.
K likes the fullness of the skirt and the swirly-twirly factor. It turned out as she wanted it so she's pleased, and thus I'm pleased. Long sleeve weather pounced upon us and it looks like it is here to stay. We went from 80°F to 55°F overnight (the Midwest temps can be so fickle).
Fabric: Blue Cheetah Jersey Knit, A rayon/poly blend. I purchased it in August from fashionfabricsclub.com when K picked out the dress and fabric. It was only $7.43 for the 1.75 yards I used. I'll pay $8 any day to make this girl happy :)
K also needed some leggings so I decided to try Jalie 2920. I had it sitting in my stash for a bit and it seemed the right time to try it. I went with a size "O" which is 150cm or size 11 US. K has a larger rear and I wanted to ensure they fit. The pattern is only one piece, which makes these fast and that is nice. They looked tiny and I was scared they wouldn't fit but they did!
These leggings are more like tights without bottoms. They are snug, no bagging and sagging on them. In the future I might do a large rear adjustment for K because I'm worried she will outgrow these super fast. If I was making these for my self, I would definitely be doing a large rear adjustment!
The Purple are a stretch nylon/lycra rib knit. It is super soft but I'm afraid she will snag them the first wear. This fabric has been in my stash for.ev.er so I'm ok with it. 1 yard purchased in Feb 2012 from fabric.com for $2.99
The Light Blue are a cotton/lycra jersey I picked it up in August 2013 from Mill End Textiles before they went out of business. It is sooooo soft and yummy but I only had 1/2 yard so I made them shorts/capris :) $1.75
The Pink are a 100% cotton jersey with less stretch. I picked it up from Hobby Lobby May of 2014, 1 yard for $4.89
This month has been rough as I'm still under the weather. I hope to pull out of it soon because I'm starting to get patterns piled up in the "to sew" bin.
I was able to sell 23 yards of fabric and haven't bought anything yet so that helped my totals out a bit. It blows my mind how much fabric has come in so far this year and I haven't sewn as much as I think I can. I need to remember that there will always be fabric I want and I don't need to buy more until I use what I have.
(stash is anything purchased before Jan 2014)
Stash used: 1.5 yards
Fabric Out: 27 yards
Fabric In: 0 yards
Totals for the year to date:
Stash sew this year: 42 yards
Fabric out in 2014: 168.75 yards
Fabric in 2014: 154.5 yards
~ Happy Sewing! ~ Kristin ~