Saturday, March 31, 2012

Color Blocked Dress

The color looks like two variations of pink but it is not.  My camera is really not taking very good pictures.  The top is red crepe and the bottom is a tangerine crepe fabric. The colors actually look real good together.  It is a self drafted pattern.  I made the dress for a fashion show I am doing later this summer.

The wrong side of the dress really shows the colors as they truly are. This picture was taken on the close up setting.  I'm not sure what setting I took the first picture on.

I am not preparing for the Top Challenge with Faye of Faye's Sewing Adventure.  The challenge begins tomorrow.  One top a day for 15 days.  I am really looking forward to the challenge.

As always, Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm Up For The Challenge

I am so excited.  I can hardly contain myself.  I jumped on the challenge sponsored by Faye's Sewing Adventure....1 top a day for 15 days beginning April 1, 2012. I have been busy pulling out the fabrics and patterns that I want to sew.  This is a great opportunity for me to increase my spring wardrobe through tops and this is the first challenge I have opted to participate in. 

I have also been busy going through all of my fabric bins and cleaning them out.  I would love to change my sewing room and display all of my fabrics like Carolyn of Diary of a sewing fanatic.  Maybe Later....

I have about 5 more weeks and I will be done with school for the term.  I am not taking any summer classes, will resume in the fall.  I am going to take that time to do some sewing. 

Will be posting pics of the fabrics that I will be using for the challenge.

As always, Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring Sewing

Well today it was 27 degrees when I came to work, mind you, we are suppose to be up to 60 degrees on tomorrow.  I am so ready for some color.  I have been browsing the magazines for their Spring favorites and color is popping up everywhere.  I have also been to some of my favorite web sites and checked them out as well.  I was particularly impressed with this one from Rachel Roy.  I am finding that I like her style asthestic.  It suits my age and preference for nice clean lines with just a little flair.  She is also using a lot of color.  I have to tell you, I grew up being afraid of color, I generally stuck with black, brown and navy.  I feel like color is trying to break out of me at this point.  I can't wait to get home and do a little sewing.  I am going to do a mini wardrobe for myself using Vogue 8799.  I really like the jacket the best. I am so inspired by one blog that I follow everyday, Carolyn @ Diary of a Sewing Fanatic.  I so enjoy her blog and all of the wonderful items she makes.  I am going to make a jacket, skirt, pants, dress and blouse.  I have been watching her and it just makes so much sense.  I am a very busy woman and would like to grow my wardrobe the correct way.  So thank you Carolyn for your inspiration.

Sorry I was unable to post the picture of Rachel Roy's pastels.  My computer is not cooperating at the moment.

As always, Happy Sewing.

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