Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Bathing Suit

I am on a roll...yes...another bathing suit.
I had no idea how much fun it was to make these, my 11 year old daughter is usually unimpressed by what I make but she's totally taken with the bathing suits.

The black tights are not part of the suit, she just happened to have them on. The fabric is just a polyester knit left over from another project, I used less than a yard.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Me-Made-March ....Finally

I pledged to wear self made in March and I had not done it yet, I realized that I like to make elegant dressy clothes and right now I have nowhere special to go.
Today I wore my self-made African lace dress with my thrifted purse and favotite coat.

I had forgotten how much fun the self-timer feature on my camera was!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bathing Suit

Yesterday I made my daughter a basic bathing suit. She's at an akward stage where she can't fit the clothes in the kids' section and all the bathing suits in the women's section are too revealing. So what's a mom to do???

I pulled out this pattern from the Freecycle box. She had picked out this fabric in all her favorite colors last summer.

I had to shorten it at the waist as she is 5'2"

I absolutely love this pattern, it does not ride up at all.
I believe this pattern is from around 1969-1970 or thereabouts.
This is a good TNT base for my daughter and I and I will for sure be making several versions this summer.

And while I was on a roll I made some boxers for my boys, they gave me the strangest looks when I presented them.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Simplicity 2337

Today I spent the day on Simplicity 2337

This was a wake up call for me...I made a size 16 and it's clearly too small.

I used a ponte knit fabric lined with a lighter weight polyester knit.
I made a couple of changes
- Added the black triangle to cover all the spillage
- Reversed the pleat directions on the sleeve as well as the front
- Lined the dress

Let me know what you think.