Friday, July 10, 2009

And the Winner is:

After much contemplation and lots of suggestions on Sewer's Guild, my finally decision on the wedding suit is: (drum roll please)

I will be making the dress version with the suit. Now I just need to find the perfect fabric. In the mean time, I'll be sewing up a muslin to get the fit just perfect.
All is coming together. My fiancee has a contract on his house, so looks like the wedding will be in November. I can't wait. Being 50 is fabulous!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Birth of a Wedding Suit

In preparation for my wedding, I have begun comtemplating patterns for my wedding suit. Since it will probably be in November and Alabama weather is very unpredictable (what place isn't?) I'm wanting a dress with a jacket. I don't think I can make a final decision on a pattern until I find the perfect fabric. But this is what I am considering:

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Here are the most recent creations from my sewing room:

I love this dress! It is from Vogue 8555. There are several large pleats, which was time consuming, but well worth the effort. I wear this with a lime green cardigan for the office. I have received several compliments on this dress and have been called Michelle Obama! The best of compliments.

Kwik Sew 3199 will be a new TNT blouse pattern for me. I love the fit of this blouse. The pattern also has a long sleeve, and mandarin collar versions. Definitely a pattern that will take me into fall.

The fabric is a fabulous embroidered cotton from Gorgeous Fabrics.

This is one of those patterns that didn't work for me! And it's a shame, because I loved this fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics. Oh well, the life of a sewer! It was from Favorite things. They are pull on pants with elastic in the back. No matter how much I took it up in the sides, it was just too big, and I knew that with the stretch fabric, the shorts would just keep slipping down. I would hate for my shorts to fall off in public, so sadly, they and the pattern went in the trash!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill, while a watermelon cools in the refrigerator at the Miller/ O'Bryan home.

Friday, July 3, 2009

New Blog/ New Life

Because of changes in my e-mail address, I have decided to start a new Blog for my sewing adventures. I have been neglectful over the past year in documenting my sewing activities, but what an eventful year it has been. I have met a wonderful man that I plan to spend the rest of my life with, and as wedding plans develop, I hope to post the progress of my wedding dress or suit on this blog. Until then, have a wonderful Fourth of July!