Dress wot I made
Definitely not a wearable toile but I can almost see the potential.
#mmmay17 Day 19 🌹☔🌹 Rose corduroy #dottieangelfrock 😊 I bought this cute fine wale corduroy with pretty pink roses at Hobby Lobby on clearance a year or so ago. We've got Kels' 3 bébés all day & overnight so a comfy outfit was in order. Yay leggings & tunics! 😄 Happy FriYay Insta!
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Seriously underestimated my fabric requirements and I haven't got a clue how to quilt. But thankfully I'm making up for a skills and mathematical defecit with determination 💚✂️💚
I am a lucky human to have strong women to inspire me. This perfect dress was made for me by @knittingcatherine 💙💪🏽💙 I wore it hiking that day but it is also the perfect teacher frock. Present Moment 🌿 Perfect Moment. Next on the agenda is learning to make dresses from naturally dyed fabric.
Usually when Mayer takes "Me Made May" pictures for me he takes bursts of as many as he can before I take the phone away. Then I have to go through 100+ to find a decent shot. I thought that was what he was doing this evening. Wrong- the pic on the left is the only one he took! 😝 My skirt is a Dottie Angel Simplicity 8153 made from fabric I got at a garage sale.
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Denim jacket with denim bias binding. Nice inside and out. Now I will embellish her with embroidery, trim, patches. She will be my 1970's self. The pattern is Simplicity 8298 Dottie Angel . It was featured in prequilted fabric. #simplicity_creative_group #dottieangel #simplicity8298 #widn #sewingforinstagram #mmmay17
Tea break ☕️
My Dottie Angel Smock - cute with a cardigan. It really changes the look of the top in to more of a tunic. Without a cardi, it looks kinda like a maternity top on me. So not sure how much summer where I'll get out of this one, which I'm kinda bummed about.
I finished my first Dottie Angel Smock! I followed the pattern instructions (or at least attempted to) for the entirety of this garment. What did I think of this pattern? Well..... *I felt like it was over complicated. I've never encased raw edges in bias tape. And as nice as that looks on the inside, it's a lot of work. Basting tape in place, then top stitching from the front, then removing the basting. I understand this was written for beginners who perhaps don't have a serger, but I do and will be using that next time.
*speaking of bias tape - I could not for the life of me get my pocket edges to sandwich in my 1/4" double fold tape (which I've never used before). I liked the look of the narrow tape around the pockets, but I had to switch to my trusty extra-wide double fold after many failed attempts
*the top was a little too roomy for me so I had to take up the shoulder seems a bit.
*the armholes were weird. Trying to get the fabric to press on the fold line of the pattern...I don't know why this gave me so much trouble
I learned a few new techniques with this garment - some of which were fun, some not so much. Most of my criticisms are due to my skill level or preferences. I want to love this as I've seen so many cute versions of this pattern made up. But I'm a little concerned it may look like a maternity top on me. I have fabric to make a few more, so I'm hoping it grows on me with a little styling. Anyway, that's my smock and my two cents on the pattern.
Lounging in hand stitched, negative reverse appliqué pants. Pattern from Sonya Philip. fabrics are organic jersey from Alabama Chanin and Organic Cotton Plus. Top pattern is a modified dress pattern from Dottie Angel. .
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Still working on this one... a Frankenstein #dottieangel #louboxtop tank top from some dotted cotton with lightweight denim straps and binding. It's starting to get warmer and I feel like this style might really make a dent in my stash... .
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