Tuesday, October 29, 2013

More tree pants

As soon as I made my last pair of tree pants I was automatically jealous and making one for myself. I know you are wondering how you can be such a good giver, what can I say I'm a natural!

It is so cute! I kind of used the same pattern, but changed up the blocks which made them slightly smaller than the original pattern. It worked out though.

I used some Valentine's Day ribbon I had already for my ties. Plus, if my tree is still up come February I can turn the skirt around and make it work!

I also love this binding. The music notes are so subtle, but such a great touch.

I bought extra of this red floral fabric to make stockings for the three of us. 

And of course when people say I didn't make it, bam! Hot pink on the back. You don't get that at the store! Use what you've got, right? The fabric is Moda's Aspen Frost by Basic Grey. I still have some charm pack left. Any ideas for more Christmas stuff? 

Also, I'll be at the International Quilt Festival this weekend with Holly. Let me know if you'll be around.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Help! I need your expertise

I had some warm knit, so I decided to work on Vogue 8742. I have seen some awesome versions of it, but EPIC FAIL!

There are a few thing going on here. I got weird baggy bits in my ruching. I've lost some weight and don't know how things are supposed to fit anymore. My boobs shrank and inch during the course of sewing this. Now, here is where I need your help. I love the potential this dress has. Can you tell me how to fix it?

I took in the sides about an inch already, but it didn't help everything going on. Also, are my princess seams too wide set for my bust?

Holy baggy backs Batman! I have never seen anything quite this bad - my back was always the easy fit. Ignore the undie lines (if you can), and how do I adjust the bit above the area where my butt used to be? Also, how is it baggy on my hips and front but tight in the back?

Just what. I don't even know what to say. It doesn't have a collar and isn't hemmed yet, but I don't plan on bothering with that until I see if it can be salvaged. Your assistance in this matter would be much appreciated.

How six foot tall,super-chic folks should look according to the front of the envelope, for your reference.