As Carolyn posted last weekend, I had one of the greatest treats of my sewing life on Sunday- a small get together with other sewing bloggers at her place! Here's Cindy with Carolyn-
Isn't this a great group of ladies to talk fashion with?
We got to dig through her button collection, too. Thank you Carolyn for such a fantastic Sunday afternoon!! :-D
I knew I had to wear something I'd made, so I stayed up late on Saturday finishing up New Look 6802. It's a basic knit dress with a gathered front skirt. One option has a front twist piece that's sewn over the front of the dress, making the front essentially two pieces. This overlay is only joined a the shoulder, armhole, and side seam. It's actually kind of nice, because you don't have to worry about getting too-plunging of a neckline, or attaching a skirt to it.
There are several reviews of it on Pattern Review, praising how versatile it is. I think I'll be making it up again soon with sleeves. It comes with neck and armhole binding pieces, but as usual I just cut strips with my rotary cutter and used them as binding. For the skirt hem, I used a twin needle with turquoise thread. It's a nice pattern and went together very easily!
I got to leave with a gorgeous piece of pink tweed from her sewing closet that's on its way to being made into a pencil skirt. We talked about how crazy J.Crew's pencil skirt prices were- I immediately thought of their versions when I saw it. So hopefully this weekend I'll sneak in sewing it up in BWOF 08-2009-110.