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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Questions??????? DIVAS HELP

 Okay Divas, so I  thought I would whip up a dress for Thanksgiving, since last year I tried and failed miserably....  I was going back and forth between which pattern would be easy, comfortable and a little sassy! I saw Vogue 1027 and fell in love with this dress... I love everything about this dress and everyone that reviewed on PR just looked wonderful...I didn't realize that one of the notions called for seam binding.. Here is my question, "What can I use for seam binding"? I do not have packaged seam binding, nor do I have silk organza, is there anything else I can use for this that I may already have on hand? If you Divas could give your insight this would be wonderful! As always Divas be blessed and nothin' less!
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Diva gone Zebra! Butterick 5497


                                                         Diva gone Zebra

Pattern Description: Tops A,B,C loose-fitting at bust, have short or long dolman sleeves, gathered upper section, shoulder casings with elastic and stitched hems..A, B: lapped upper back sections have neck binding. C: upper front and back cut on crossgrain..

Pattern Sizing:14-20 I made view B size 16

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes and no...This is my second time with this pattern and I wanted to try something different and was very pleased that I went for it and try something different!

Were the instructions easy to follow? With having this been my second attempt with this pattern the instructions went fairly quickly....

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the peek-a-boo back! I didn't dislike anything this is a great pattern...

Fabric Used: Well, I used ITY jersey on top (zebra print) from fabric. com purchased last year and a knit fabric leftover from a dress I made a month or two ago...

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Well, I used two contrasting fabrics zebra print for the top and basic black for the bottom half of the shirt!

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

I probably will this is a great pattern that yields great results!

Conclusion: Very pleased with this version and I hope you will get a chance to check this pattern out! Happy sewing....

Well, that's all for now Diva's as always be blessed and nothin' less!
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