Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hello again

Well, hello, blog. Long time no see. 

My reconstruction surgery was 6 weeks ago. Most of my time has been spent recovering, recooperating, and driving to doctors appointments. I have been able to get a little sewing done. 

First up: my butterfly blouse. 
Pattern: Ruby top from Made by Rae
I made the skirt, too. I wear it almost every other day. It's cool, and it fits my changing body. 

Then my second Ruby top. This time with sleeves (they aren't in the original pattern and gave me fits). 

And today I finished a cute dress. The patten is McCall's M7120, an easy learn to sew pattern. I learned two new things that weren't in the pattern: sewing on slippery fabric, and a blind hem. 
The fabric is a printed peach skin from Joanns. I love the color and the silkiness, but it was much harder to work with than the cotton I'm used to working with. 

Next up is a shirt dress in a cotton print. I will learn how to sew a collar and how to do buttonholes. 

Ultimately, I would like to create a memade capsule wardrobe.  A girl can dream, right? :)

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