At last at last, some sewing for me!
I spend all my sewing time on the kids so I thought it would be nice to sew for me for a change. I have gained a ton of a weight after having Prince C so I have not been to happy sewing anything for myself. However I have been trying to lose weight by exercising and eating healthy these past couple of months so I thought it was about time I made me some new clothes. (The weight is coming of slowly but I am sure it will stay off this way too)
I made myself a Diplomat top which I have bee dying to make forever. My mom bought this fabric for me for another dress but I thought it would look great with this pattern instead. The pattern is lovely to follow and easy to sew. I am sure I will be using this pattern much more.
This picture is a work in progress. I tried to pattern match the front bodice pieces and to my surprise it came out nice looking. While I was working on this I though "How would Justine do this". Her pattern matching is amazing!! It must have worked too. :)
I did change the zipper a bit. I kinda read the instructions but deiced to sew the zipper in like the Fairy Tale dress. Since there is no lining on the top I serged the raw edges first and hand tacked the zipper down after I sewn it in. It worked out just fine.
I had bought a Clothkits skirts too but I just traced off the pattern and made this skirt. The kit's skirt is a lovely cord that I am saving to the end of summer to sew in hopes of getting sown to a smaller size.
I also made this chevron skirt from a McCall's pattern. I have been wanting to try this pattern out for a couple of years. I am sorry I didn't make one sooner. I just love the pockets on this skirt! I hope to make one or two more.
I have a few more things cut out for myself I just need to buy some thread and find some time. ; )