Sarah Liz, our lovely administrator wrote this about our interesting theme:
This month’s theme is provided by one of our group members who says –"My thoughts were Freaky/Frightening = anything that scares you, where you know you can probably do it, but apprehension is stopping you. A pattern with lots of pieces, a sewing technique, using fabric that is daunting to you." So there you have it – tackle something in sewing that you find frightening – for some of us it is buttonholes, it could be zips, whatever your sewing fear is, get on to it and face the fear before it freaks you out totally.Of course we are free to follow the theme, or not, but this month's was perfect timing for me as my sweet niece is getting married the end of February and I wanted to sew a new dress to wear to her wedding. A sheath dress. (I've never made myself a 'fitted' dress before.) With an invisible zipper. (I've never installed an invisible zipper before.) So there's two 'Freaky | Fearful | February biggies for me right there!
Thinking of appropriate formal wedding attire, the first thing that popped into my head was a classic sheath dress. Needing a pattern, I chose NewLook 6261. NewLook Patterns usually fit me well so was hoping this dress would not need many modifications. Can't remember now why I zeroed in on this particular pattern, but after a quick search at Pattern Review, I decided this was 'the one'. Mine will have no lace, and no band wrap at the waist detail. Just a nice, plain, classic sheath View B.
Parigi by LifeStride and so comfortable for a pump.
South Carolina Wildlife Magazine sponsors a photo contest and this will be my second year to participate. The following two photographs are my 2016 submissions. Both were taken on our property.
|Bluebird feeding at Dusk|
Happy Sewing Everyone!
Well done - so many people get scared of invisible zips, but they really are quite simple to insert, as you are finding out. The only drawback, here, at least, is that they are about three times the price of an ordinary zip. The dress is looking so pretty - and don't forget that the next one will need tweaking as it is a different fabric and will perform differently.ReplyDelete
I do like the Fiddleheads picture - you can almost see the fronds opening. Good luck with the competition.
And thank you for saying such nice things about me :)
Your muslin is really pretty, Lisa. I'm sure your "proper" dress will be as lovely. I do like your pumps. I have great problems wearing heels these days and I do miss them. Good luck with your competition photography. The little bird is so sweet.ReplyDelete
The fabric of the dress is lovely! And I like both the bird photo and the fiddlehead photo.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dress, even though its a muslin I think its wedding worthy! Adore your photos, especially the way you were able to capture the little guy feeding before he flew off. I'm going to be taking a basic photography class in a couple of weeks, just to help me get back into taking pictures.ReplyDelete
I'm so excited to see your finished dress and finished wearable muslin! The fabric really if beautiful! And I like those shoes!ReplyDelete
Also you made two beautiful photos your skills are getting better and better :)
What a lovely dress, Lisa! I love the colors! The shoes are nice too but I think you should get some pink or orange ones to go with the dress, LOL! Oh those nature photos are great! You should win! I recently deleted followers that I didn't know. There were several Lisa's on there, and might have been you. I apologize if it was so, let me know and I'll add you back! Have a nice week! Blessings from Bama!ReplyDelete
Hi Lisa, your wearable muslin is looking so pretty. Good luck with the invisible zipper and photo contest. Love the bluebird and fiddleheads :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much ladies for your sweet support and encouragement! :)ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see your final pictures at the wedding, with the shoes and everything!! It's looking so lovely already :) Your photography skills are outstanding, so wishing you the best of luck with the competition. The two pictures you chose are sublimely beautiful :)ReplyDelete