This is my first finished projects post. I've been sewing for a few months, and everyone here has inspired me so much! I've been coming here for several years, looking at what everyone made and wishing that I could sew.
Anyway, these are pretty much my first finished projects (and the ones I'm most proud of), except for some purses, pajama bottoms, and a dress that I couldn't wear but my mom could. Here they are:
This is my first real clothing item. It's from a McCall pattern, but I can't remember the number right now. I left off the contrasting band at the bottom and pockets.
Here's another skirt like it, with the band but still without pockets:
Here's a dress I made from Simplicity pattern 2644, leaving off the sleeves and the fancy midriff overlay options. It's made from a turquoise linen blend (about 55% linen and 45% rayon, I think), which is a fabric I really like. It has six panels that make up the skirt, a side zipper, pleats on the bodice, and a lined bodice. The bodice is a little big, but oh, well.
Detail of the bodice:
Here's the back. The puckering around the V isn't very noticable when it's on:
I know this isn't really clothing, but I wanted to post it with these other projects. I might get more detailed pictures and post it on the Purse Board later. It's a 1920's style "vintage" purse, the Virginia pattern from "Making Vintage Bags." It's made from fake suede with a tassel and a grosgrain ribbon rose. I just love it!
Detail of the rose:
And finally, here's a shirt I made the other day. It's from Simplicity pattern 3847, which is actually a costume pattern for a 1950's shirt and poodle skirt. It's made from pink and brown gingham (I love the fabric-it's so light and soft, but it's also so thin that the stitches weren't very even, and I'm still afraid to mess with the tension on my machine). The buttons came from my grandma's button tin (they're so adorable and I didn't even have to buy them
Close-up of the fabric:
I had to add the brown piece at the bottom because it was shorter than I wanted and I had forgotten to add a few inches onto the pattern. But I think it looks kind of cute:
Thanks for looking, everyone! I'm sorry the pictures aren't that great; me and Mom are new to "fashion" photo shoots.
Besides, I'm much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it.