May 9, 2009

Fab Finds at Estate Auction, Part 1

I'm gonna post some of these finds today and some tomorrow due to the high picture content.  I was very happy with my finds this week.  I got a kick out of the dress shield pouch.  The guarantee was great.  The company promised to not only refund the money for the product for disfunctioning shields but also pay for any damage caused to the dress due to the shields not performing.  Where can you find a guarantee like that today?  This is one of the best groups of patterns I've found.

The Couturier Pattern is Vogue #106 from 1958.  There is also Vogue #8907, 9124, 9104, 9536, 5366, 9047, 9107, 8759, 7597, 9967, 4991; Butterick #5327, 7098, 7986, 8221, 2543.  I have a strong suspicion that # 2543 is from the early 40's.  
  Check back tomorrow for the rest of the pictures.

May 7, 2009

I Passed My Stats Class!

YAY!  Elementary Statistics is no fun, I'm not a math person to begin with.  This is one class I will never look back at.  I actually stalked the professor down after the test was finished and asked him to grade my test and figure my average.  I made it by two points into the GPA range I needed.

May 5, 2009

A Previous Finished Project

Yeah, it's filler, I like to think of it as seamstress porn.  Here's a project I finished a few weeks ago.  It's a Simplicity Project Runway Pattern that I made with some quilter's cotton from Hobby Lobby.  With my curves, I have to have a belt with this dress.  I have some extra fabric that I'm gonna make a simple belt with.  The only question left with this one is which shoes would look good with it.  The darker color is actually a brown with strong purple undertones to it.  

May 3, 2009

Progress on My Vogue Project

I got really lazy for about a week and a half and haven't been near my sewing machine until tonight.  I'm posting some pictures of the progress of my Vogue dress.  I've got the front panels together and one set of the pleats made.  I'm fixing to start on the back panels as soon as I complete my post for the day.  Please keep in mind when looking at this that this is the first time I have ever come close to attempting matching a fabric pattern before.  There has to be a trick to it on a curved seam.  Any tips or hints?