Sewing Like a Champ

by christine on March 20, 2012 · 5 comments

in 1950s,1960s

hey guys and gals!
it’s been a little while since i posted, so i just wanted to share a few new things i’ve been working on between bigger projects! i’ve been sewing like a CHAMP lately!

i made this little dress from simplicity 4637- a pattern i’ve used a few times before, to make my st. patty’s day dress this year:

it’s not green green, but it’s green enough not to get pinched! plus, since it’s nautical themed, i will wear this ALL OF THE TIME!

i also made this little yellow lace dress to wear on a birthday dinner date with my boyfriend’s family. it is from advance 9825.

this little skirt is from butterick 9633…. but the best part about this is the ribbon!

i got the ribbon at a whole sale flower market for CRAZY cheap– super deal of the spring!

and lastly, here is this amazing skirt i just made from an old men’s shirt! it only took about 20 minutes to make, and i am SO summer ready!

so, like always, more on my blog including a few more garments! happy sewing!

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Catholic Bibliophagist March 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Okay, I realize I’m outing my self as a total geek, but I just had to go over to your blog to get a closer look at the book shelves in the background. I think I recognize some of the spines even though I can’t quite read the titles.

(I also liked the dresses! And especially that skirt made from the shirt.)



christine March 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

haha, that book shelf was part of a compromise when i moved into my house with my boyfriend! i get the second bedroom as a sewing room, but he got one entire wall for his MASSIVE scifi book collection! i can’t even tell you how many books he has! he even built those shelves to a specific size so they would hold more ;)


Katherine March 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

You crack me up, Christine. All quiet and then suddenly DRESSESDRESSESDRESSES :D


christine March 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

nothing like a good ol’ dress sneek attack!


Anne March 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

wow they look great!
This why I want to learn to sew clothes


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