Tuesday, May 26, 2009

some finished sewing

Hope your Memorial Day weekend was a good one. Last week Mike was home on vacation and all my normal routines went by the wayside. It was his springtime work vacation, which is all about getting things done on his 'to do' list. Luckily there were some fun things on the list like a trip to Ikea in Canada and the first flea market of the season. Since I don't have any pictures ready of my finds, I will share a couple of somewhat blurry pictures of finished sewing projects--this top was actually finished last summer...

Simplicity 4111 - Built by Wendy
I used the cap sleeve tutorial found here.

And here's a picture of my finished Favorite Things Prairie Girl dress...

I found this pattern simple to follow, but I did have to alter it a bit as it seems to run large--I made a size smaller than I normally would and then I also nipped the waist seam in by an additional 1/2 inch. I decided not to use the ties and gathered the back with some elastic instead.
Now I'm off to clear my sewing table which is buried under a mountain of unfinished projects...Deb



26 comments:

  1. The dress is fabulous! OMG you are so tiny. Must be nice!

    Can't wait to see the new flea market goodies. We had a big flea market here over the weekend but it rained so dagum much that I didn't venture out to it.

    I did however talk my dearest hubby into a yardsale and he bought me a great set of Pyrex fridge dishes!! That was not like him either. HE HATES YARDSALES!!!!

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  2. What a cute dress and top!

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  3. Cute, cute, cute. I love the dress.

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  4. I love the way your dress turned out and I really like the idea of the elastic in the back too. I agree that the pattern ran a bit large.

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  5. I love them both. The fabric is just perfect.

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  6. I like both garments! Love your house!

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  7. You've got quite the talent. I found you from another talented crafty blog. :)Check out my blogto see reviews on The Original Scrapbox creative products!

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  8. Hello from Oklahoma! The top is very cute!! Your little bench in the background is beautiful as well!! Pretty dress as well!

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  9. Your choice of fabrics for these two pieces is just perfect. They both look very comfortable and you look fab in them!!

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  10. Very cute! You are such a wonderful seamstress. :)

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  11. Just beautiful Deb! I love the blouse and the dress is so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

    Have an awesome day!

    ~Sharon

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  12. Hey Deb...I love both projects!
    I just finished a really easy Simplicity blouse last week, but, unfortunately, I cut it out to my b--b specifications, and it is still too tight across the chest. Now I will have to go and buy another pattern if I want one that actually fits! Grrr...and it was the cutest fabric...actually a vintage sheet with big, faded yellow and white daisies(:

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  13. Just beautiful Debbie,
    I really love the fabric you used and your work is always so perfect !!! Clarice

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  14. Great job! Both are beautiful. I wish I could sew. I can quilt, but not sew. Maybe one day....

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  15. That top is SO cute! I'm going to see if I can find that pattern. Great job! Don't you just love sewing?

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  16. You make me want to throw away my to do list and sew the day away! Love the top.

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  17. I love what you have sewn! I wish I had that talent!!! :)

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  18. Love them both. Built By Wendy patterns are so easy just love them. I have been eyeing the dress pattern. I may have to take the plunge.

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  19. Darling Dress-- Can you share the pattern #? Great Job.

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  20. I love both the dress and the top. They look great.
    Ruth

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  21. Your look gorgeous in your own made dress..

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  22. you look so fab. in your dress

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