Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pattern Review V8785

Good evening!

I have a series of blog posts that I need to create to show some of the sewing that I was able to complete over the last seven or eight months I've been missing.

The first one that I am showing was not one of my favorite projects but it was for my favorite lady in the world….my Mommy..

She was hosting a Rainbow Tea Party for her church earlier in the spring and she asked me to create V8785 for her event in View B. A Rainbow Tea Party is an event her Church holds as a fundraiser. They ask a member of the church to sponsor a color of the Rainbow and they must set their table up with decorations in their requested colors. Additionally, they are asked to choose events in the bible and speak on how they correlate with the color they chose. The event was quite interesting and I really enjoyed myself. I'm sorry that I didn't take any photos so you could see what the room looked like.

Anywho, back to the dress. My mom's color was yellow. She initially requested that I complete View B but I really thought that it was a lot of fabric and I begged her to switch to the shorter version. I finally talked her into going with View A and she loved the finished product.

We started looking for fabric in early February and there wasn't much yellow to choose from in Hancock's or JoAnn's and unfortunately, these are the only fabric stores close to where I was living. I wasn't really a fan of it but hey if Mommy's happy I'm happy. Her friends and our family loved the dress and I think she looked great!

Check it out!

Pattern Review: V8785 View A

Pattern Description:

Dress has collar, fitted bodice cut-in-one with sleeves, side pockets and narrow hem. Purchased belt

Pattern Sizing:

I cut a 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?


Fabric Used:

Cotton Blend (lol) That's how I describe it. Maybe some of you seasoned seamstresses can help me out with that one.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I didn't initially make any alterations to the dress but oh when I made it that dress swallowed my mother whole. I had to remove sooooooo much fabric from this dress it was ridiculous. I'm going to have to do better with taking multiple pictures so you guys can really see what I'm talking about. I couldn't believe how off either the finished measurements were or myself. It could have also been the fact that I've never sewn anything for anyone other than myself. Who knows, but it was initially a disaster.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Nope, I will not sew it again unless my mother decides she would like another one. She's still wearing this one (it was made in March) so we'll see what the future holds.

I would recommend it to others. I think it was an easy sew. You just have to ensure you pay attention to the measurements and pick a better fabric than I did. It made it way to bulky for my taste.

Here's my Mommy!

See you soon!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's been a long time…..

Soooooo. It's been a long time since I've posted anything. I found out in March that my job was moving to Fort Knox, Ky from Fort Jackson, SC and my husband and I new immediately that was not a move we wanted to make. I quickly started looking for alternatives and found a position I was interested in applying for in Tampa, Fl. Well, I got the job and I moved in April. It has been a world wind getting settled. Fortunately, we have wonderful friends who were already living in the area who allowed us to stay with them temporarily while we found a place. We moved into our new home in June and I'm just getting about 3/4 done with getting everything completed (painting, organization, etc.) Either way, I did do a very small amount of sewing so I will be posting about what I've done in the near future.

Hugs and Kisses,