Last week I sat out from sewing along with Project Sewn. I was bummed, but I was so sick the weekend before that there was no way I would have finished anything. The looks from the designers and at home entries were so amazing, I absolutely love the dress that won the sew along. Check it out.
Dress: made by me, Blazer: Hot Mama, Shoes: Walmart, Necklace: Pick Your Plum, Belt: Target
This week's theme is signature style. For me, anything classic and of course, anything involving the color navy, is signature me. For this challenge, I chose to sew up McCall's 6754. I made the dress, with 3/4 sleeves using a thrifted double knit I found ages ago in a fun bright green color. I love the way this dress came together and I think I have something I will be able to wear time and time again for awhile.
This dress came together quickly with the exception of the sleeves. I ended up taking them in several inches and I still wasn't totally happy with the way they look. It is a raglan sleeve and just doesn't have the shape that I am used to. Also, the dress is a little short for me, so instead of folding up the hem, I added a one inch strip of the same fabric and used the method Lisa highlights here. It worked perfectly. I cut a size medium but ended up taking in the top half quite a bit to get a more fitted look. I have also made this as a peplum top before and loved the way that turned out as well.
I like that I can wear this dress on it's own or dress it up a little with the blazer. Speaking of the blazer, I am going to attempt to make my own version of this Hot Mama striped blazer that I love...I just didn't have time to try it before the Project Sewn deadline :)
I hope everyone has a great week and takes a moment to vote on their favorite designer and sew along contestants at Project Sewn this week. -