Phew! At 10:30pm Saturday night, I tied the last knot on my Easter sewing projects! Nothing like a deadline to keep your butt in gear! Here's a look at my family's Sunday finest, hot off the sewing machine!
For my son I did a blue wool vest. From start to finish this took two hours! Love projects like that!
My daughter had a matching, blue wool jacket. I found a vintage, white, mink fur collar at the thrift store and sort of designed around that.
I used Simplicity 8524 (dated 1969) for both her jacket and dress.
The jacket has the large, bell sleeves shown in view 3. I used the bodice and skirt pieces, but added buttons down the center front instead of the back zipper. And shaped the neckline to accommodate the fur collar. The jacket is fully lined.
|Woolf pillow details here|
We added a satin ribbon around the waist, tied at the back, and two bows on each sleeve. The dress is a bit big on her so she'll get at least one more year out of it.
For my dress, I used Butterick 7065. My girlfriend generously gave me 5 yards of a white silk/linen blend. It reminds me of drapery fabric with all the heavy slubbing. But it is a lighterweight material and has such a fluid hand. It drapes like a dream!
So I tackled this pattern. First time doing a full circle skirt (hemline measuring over six yards!). First time handling every piece cut on the bias. First time doing a side zip. But all in all, I'd say it was a success.
The bodice consists of two front pieces and two back pieces. Seams run from the top of the shoulder down to the sleeve and down the center front and center back. The skirt is heavily pleated all the way around.
This photo shows more clearly the slubs in the fabric, meeting at an angle down the center back.
So needless to say, I am relieved that I got everything done on time. Sunday was spent in the kitchen cooking the big Dinner and baking a birthday cake for Mr. Schimstock. And in case you thought perhaps I left him out, all he wanted was for me to sew buttons onto his trousers for his leather braces.
I hope you and yours had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend!