Holiday Sewing

Hello All and hoping Everyone had a Great Labor Day.  I had a great time, the family came over and we had a BBQ Saturday, filled with food, spirits, hilarious conversation and plain ol' fun.  I must admit when I woke up Sunday I spent a good deal of the day tipping around, just the sound of my own feet made me

After a second nap, I was able to tackle a few items on my EOTS list and manage to sew 3 garments Sunday & Monday.  This list is a way of getting my favorite summer pieces out of my system and then moving onto fall projects. 

First up, is McCalls 6282: Misses' Lined Top and Dresses - Used a lightweight poly/lycra knit from my stash.  I purchased this fabric from Fulton Fabrics some time ago in a few colors and made this one & this one   earlier this summer. 

Another M6262 using the same fabric above but in soft blue

Another version of the Wrap dress using my RTW Template, which I describe as a fitted wrap dress with waist seam, slightly flared skirt, V-neckline and self-fabric ties

 This fabric is from my recent purchase from Fabric Sav-a-thon in a poly/spandex.  This dress is a true staple in my wardrobe and will be making more for the fall with long sleeves.

For this version, I did not use self-fabric ties for the closure, instead modified it by making buttonholes on the left and right skirt pieces just above the skirt seam line and added buttons on the undersides.

I've made this wrap dress numerous times and made minor modifications to the last two versions.  My last rendition of this dress, I modified it by omitting self-fabric ties and sewing the over lay skirt to the under skirt at the waist seam creating a faux wrap dress.

A few Pics of the various Versions of this dress:

Olive Dress
Argyle Dress
Beige stripe
Animal Print

The rain kept me from wearing it today and hopefully will get to wear it later this week. 

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Yesterday, I tried my hands at making homemade dog treats for my furry kids, after Andrea posted about making them for her furry child. I used this recipe - Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

One of two batches cooling

Savannah was ready & willing to taste the first one

Overall 2 of my 3 dogs liked them. I will try another recipe for my oldest dog Roco whom gave me a "what the hell is this look" when I handed him the

Have a Great Week All


Audrey said…
I love your choice of fabrics and patterns. You have a great eye and sense of style. Love, love, love the wrap dress. Thanks for the inspiration I need to get sewing!
"What the hell is this look!" Thanks for the laugh...I needed it!
You really used your days off well! The two new blouses are very pretty but I have to tell you that you've worked the heck out of that wrap dress pattern...and now you've got another wonderful version!!!
I am so jealous. I meant to sew but became a lump on the sofa even the God couldn't budge. Maybe next weekend....
Faye Lewis said…
Your tops are GREAT wardrobe extenders. You've made me want to give that pattern a turn.
Myra said…
That's too hilarious about Roco!!! Sounds like someone is spoiled!

Love your tops and definitely the wrap dress!! I understand why this is a staple for you, they look awesome & comfortable on you!
Love your tops and dress.

The dog treats sound yummy :)
toy said…
you know,I had to smile at the dog story, they are more human like in personality than we think, I love the dress and happy to see your got so much done this weekend
Cennetta said…
Everything is beautiful. These TNT have great bones and you have fashioned some lovely garment from then. I have yet to try the Palmer/Pletsch top/dress pattern. Maybe this fall I'll give it a try. Have a great weekend.
c-ing said…
Great outfits. You're ready for the in between weather. Too funny about the dog. @>@ (dog rolling eyes at treats)
GodsgirlT said…
You have a great eye for fabric! Love your choices here! You know how to work a pattern too! Great wardrobe additions!
Anonymous said…
I absolutely love your page. It is so creative and fun to look at and love love love your fabric choices. I was wondering what type of dress form do you use. I am looking to get one, but dont want to waste money. The one i was looking at in Joanns has not had a good review. Look forward to hearing from you