Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm a Lazy Sewist!

Lately I've been embracing lazy sewing, ie. no muslin, minimal hand sewing, etc. I know at some point I'll be getting back to sewing more involved projects, ie. my Style Arc Ziggi motorcycle jacket. I just haven't been in the mood for muslining though I did cut out a Cambie muslin so maybe I'm moving away from laziness?

Anyhow this was a productive weekend, I finished a pseudo Zinnia skirt and this April Rhodes Staple Dress . I chose the straight hemline with pockets. Admittedly it's maybe not the most flattering silhouette on me, through no fault of the pattern. I lowered the neckline into a scoop neck and used five rows of shirring. I think it would look best on a smaller bust with a larger waist to hip ration. That said I really like it for it's easy to wearness and how comfortable it is on a hot day. It also worked well with my stash. I used 3 yards of a scotty dog directional quilting cotton and felt like the combination worked well. I'm a bit larger that the measurements but there was more than enough ease so I think that someone with larger measurements than I could make it up no problem. I think I will make it up again because it's just so darn comfy.


Crafty Mama said...

Dresses like these are one of the reasons why I want to learn to sew! Though I am trying to figure out where I would put a sewing stash and am not coming up with ideas. There's ongoing classes at a sewing center in my town, thinking of signing up.

Sickofitcindy said...

Go for it Ginny! That's what the space under the bed is for! I can teach you how to sew.

Aleksandra Robinson said...

I love dresses like this -- I made a quilting cotton Washi dress (Made by Rae pattern) last year that's pretty similar and I wear the shit out of it. I've been intending to make more -- I should take a page from your book and get on that! Very cute. :)

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