27 November 2010

Making Progress

I am forging forward with my B5523 project.  I found a gorgeous coral wool knit in my stash that I purchased from Fabric Mart a while back and I have cut out all my pattern pieces.  Today, I will be sitting in front on my machines to put it all together.  If all goes well, I can see making up this dress in a few different fabrics, as I really need to flesh out my professional winter wardrobe.  Things are looking a bit sad in the HZC closet these days.

Also, from the "I-didn't-want-to-tell-you-all-because-I'd-rather-increase-my-odds-of-winning-but-that-would-be-wrong-so-I-guess-I'll-tell-you-all-anyhow" file, Denise, of The Blue Gardenia blog fame, is having an amazing giveaway.  So, I suppose you could go check it out.  I'll be right here, trying to work some voodoo magic to ensure that I win.  And not you.          :)

11 comments:

Toby Wollin said...

Oh, I needed to see that color this morning. So cheerful!! I know a lot of people wear black, brown, dark blue in the winter time, but I need bright colors to cheer me up. Great color.

Janlynn said...

Looks like you picked the perfect fabric for that pattern. I understand the need for a new dress but I can't imagine your closet looking sad. Not after following your blog and seeing all the beautiful dresses you have made in the past.

Faye Lewis said...

That is the perfect color and fabric for that dress. Thank goodness for stashes.

shams said...

That is a gorgeous color and will look great in that pattern.

If it makes you feel any better, I looked at the giveaway but didn't enter. A vintage dress pattern with a bust of 32 or 34 wouldn't work for me on so many levels. :) Good luck with that!

Anita (Summer Gypsy) said...

Oooooo. That gorgeous color with that pattern will be a sure thing. I can't wait to see it.

Jali said...

The HZC closet is chic in winter and cheery in summer as far as I can remember and this dash of color in that pattern is going to fit right in on both counts.

Rose said...

I love the color of your fabric! It should look stunning!!

jlundy6116 said...

Hmmmm...I'm usually not a big sewer/collector of vintage patterns, but I might have to go try for it!...just kidding. I'll not dilute your chances, but I'll send you good luck wishes for winning that pattern. It's really cute!

Marie-Christine said...

Yummy color. I need to take the black thread off my serger :-)..

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oooh, I just bought a substantial red knit and am having the hardest time deciding what to do with it. I may need to do something along those lines using similar Simplicity 2754. Contemplating.

Shelley said...

On a different topic, I have a question for you. When I read about how to sew clothing, all the books talk about making a muslin, usually starting with a dressmaking pattern. The problem is (well, the first, there are probably many) that my books tend to be rather vintage and the commercial patterns they suggest seem to be out of print. Is there a commercial dressmaking pattern you could recommend for a novice sewer for this purpose? I’ve dreamed of making my own clothes for most of my life and it’s time to either get on with it or give up the dream. I’ll be very grateful for any advice you might give. I’m most likely to see a comment on my blog. Thanks.