Wednesday, June 30, 2010

June garment completed NewLook 6602 dress

I started this in the beginning of June. Then with life and a severe lack of motivation, I didn't do anything with it. After getting this ready to sew, I decided I didn't really want to make it. Then I had no time to sew. So now after a few hours, I finished it. I reviewed the tunic and pants from this pattern on PatternReview a while back. The dress is just an easy, shift dress with pockets and buttons on the shoulders.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I found this apron when I was going through my mom's things after she died. I brought it home and set it aside because the pocket was torn. Well, a couple of days ago I decided to repair it as best I could. It turned out pretty well. She bought this on a trip she took to Europe. I think this was probably bought in Amsterdam. It's been almost 2 years since she died, but I think she'd be happy with the results.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Look 6602

I finished the garment that I was working on during my last post. I made the tunic and pants. I made this to wear to my son's graduation knowing that it was going to be around 90 degrees and humid. Even though the ceremony was indoors, I wasn't cold at all. This was very comfortable and really easy to wear. I especially like the material used. It's some sort of linen-like material which breathes well and washes great! I bought it at Jo-Ann Fabrics. This was also the first time that I have ever done covered buttons. After doing it this time, I wondered why I have never done them before?! It was so easy and of course, you get a perfect match with the fabric. I am in the process of making the dress in view A (the short dress). That should be something to wear on hot (humid) summer days.