I finally got around to sewing up my Lisette Traveler dress that I cut out oh, 5-6 months ago. I don't have the best of pictures but I couldn't wait to share!
Modeled by my mom's dress form, my waist is in no way that small FYI
- 2 yards of purple stretch cotton poplin from Fabric Mart @ 1.99/yard
- buttons from the clearance aisle at Jo-ann Fabrics @ 50 cents a card (3)
- Simplicity 2246 on sale for 99 cents
- thread and interfacing were from my stash
I sewed a size 10 but didn't do the full 5/8" seam on the sides. I also don't have lower pockets or a self fabric belt because I had run out of fabric. I'm really pleased with this dress and it came together quickly. The only place I ran into a bit of trouble was easing the sleeves in. That might have been a cutting error though. mental note: don't wait so long to sew a pattern you've cut out I'm hoping to get properly modeled pictures this weekend!
I'm also working on Halloween costumes. P is going to be a Chief and MG a Skeleton. K will be a Southern Belle but there'll be no sewing as she's borrowing a costume my mom had. BK made it really easy...she's going to be a flamingo. I still had all the parts to MG's costume from 2 years ago that my mom made. It needed a few alterations (skirt and belt let out, feathers and trim replaced) to be wearable and Grandma has already taken of that. Thank you, Mom!