Thursday, June 02, 2011

Simplicity 2767

Congratulations to Sewing Sanity, the winner of the Signature Styles book giveaway! picked comment number 37, and it was her! Thanks to everyone who commented...I hope you've enjoyed our recent book reviews and giveaways as much as I have. 

I'm sad that it's been a while since I've contributed regularly to this blog...sewing is becoming more and more of a luxury with two little ones, and blogging about the sewing I do get a chance to do is even more difficult...I'll share a couple pictures from Easter and then I've got to run!

Marie's Easter dress is Simplicity 2767  It was slightly more difficult then your average pattern with the curved yoke and bubble skirt, but I felt like the unique design elements made it worth it.  My only regret was that I used cheap material and the dress doesn't feel as nice as I was wrinkles badly and has a slightly rough, cheap texture. Oh well, I guess that's what happens when you order from and can't touch and feel before you buy.

I think this skirt is the only thing I've sewn for myself recently...random piece of fabric from Mom's pattern...just a simple gathered skirt attached to a curved waistband/yoke with an invisible zipper on the side. It sort of has a retro, vintage look to it that I like.  I love simple skirts in the summer!

Until next time...



  1. Very cute! I made the same pattern for my daughter's Christmas dress a year and a half ago. I can't remember specifics, but it was more challenging to make.

  2. AnonymousJune 02, 2011

    Both pieces look great Jessica!

  3. I love that dress, perfect in polk-a-dot!!! I am so stinkin excited about winning "Signature Styles"!! I have been dancing my house like a kid at Christmas!! Thank you so much!!!

  4. I just stumbled across your blog this afternoon. Great blog. I too have always sewed with my mother and my blog has been dedicated to her. Please feel free to check it out.

  5. I missed seeing the comment that won, but great to know when the winners comes in. The skirt looks summery and light. The summer offers many new patterns to come out of the box.

  6. Love your site and the dresses! But please don't diss the .coms - without them JoAnn's has a complete monopoly out here. You just have to use a store that gives samples if you're unsure of the fabric. My favorite has super fast shipping, good quality, all at below Walmart prices! The site takes a little getting used to, but I think well worth it.

  7. Very good looking dress. Congrats to the winner of Signature Styles, I know this is a special win.

  8. Love your skirt and Marie's Easter dress. They are both beautiful.

    Tuesday's post, a dialect/accent vlog I made so my readers can hear what I sound like, complete with bloopers at the end.

  9. Hey lady! I know you've got the sewing spirit! Come join in on Project Frumpy to Fab!

    Strawberry Moth

  10. Your items are just beautiful and with little ones; do you sleep?

    I have always sewn for myself but I am branching out to selling to family and online. Slow going but I am trying. I am an empty nester :)

    You can see my items at: