Fashion; Butterick style

Good evening!…I’m sitting here relaxing, watching Seinfeld cracking up!…I swear the stuff they do and say is a mess!…I love the episode when someone talked Jerry into wearing a frilly “pirate” shirt; he was so embarrassed!…the reason why he was talked into it is because the person he was talking to was a “low talker”…..he couldn’t hear her so he just agreed to the shirt without knowing!…friggin’ hilarious!
Now this post is about a dress I finished today; Butterick’s Fast & Easy Fashion Express 1 Hour Pattern B5211….When I sewed this pattern before I made View B….this go ’round I made View C….When I first saw the views I didn’t care for View C at all and I especially didn’t like the sleeves….but let me tell you the sleeves are what I like most about my new dress….Sewing is funny like that sometimes….Like I can have a fabric that I think is just hideous…then one day I’ll be looking for that fabric and I always seem to turn it into something nice….Sewing perk/quirk #515 amiright?….
I used a printed knit I snagged on one of my thrifting trips…its an “old lady” fabric which made me want it more…the print kinda looks like buttons!…the sewing perks/quirks just keep on happening!….I eliminated the pockets for no reason except that I felt the dress didn’t need them….I was going to eliminate the facings too until I found thee cutest coordinating scrap in my stash; so I went ahead and added them….it gave the dress a sort of coolness around the collar area because I used a smooth cotton….the facings were going to be eliminated too because its just so hot around here ~ if I would have used the same fabric I used for the dress I know it would have felt like I had on some kind of scarf! oh hell NO…..not when its already an oven outside….just NO….but it worked out like always….
I did most of the work last night with only the hemming left this afternoon….I’m getting good at this patience thing with my knits….maybe because I seem to sew with them quite often nowadays….I have a considerable amount of knits in my stash; and thinking of getting more from GirlCharlee in the very near future….I’ve never bought any fabric from them; but I have definitely been stalking them lately….I’ll probably do the Sew Indie thing too so Hot Patterns will hear from me soon I know….Lolita Patterns has an entire spread of patterns to use for the challenge; now that’s awesome!….Maybe I’ll cop something from both of ’em!…
Well I guess I’ll share my pictures now….I didnt take too many this time because I was kinda in a rush; on my way to a babyshower…..I’m getting kinda tired too….the sun has zapped a bunch of my energy…I’m trying to refuel with a bottled water but it’s not helping much….I might just nap for a minute….then I’ll be up the rest of the night in my sewing room….not that that would be a bad thing….
Who’s been making stuff?….Share your makes with me!….talk to you good people later….

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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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