Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Colours of Summer ~ Mums McCalls 7092


Where has the time gone! I have been AWOL but not idle, and I am finally finding time to catch up with all your blogs too :)

This is a dress I made a few weeks ago for my Mum. We have a lot going on with our house right now, (hence the infrequent posts) plus, due to so much concentration on the house, I also lost a bit of the sewing Mo~jo too.  But there's nothing quite like a successful garment to get the creative juices flowing again. 
  
Oh... and a brand new sewing machine helps on that front also....



Yes, here she is, my beauty of a Bernina. There was nothing wrong with my old faithful Bernina 1015 but she is 28 years old and it was time for an upgrade. Plus, she didn't sew through thicknesses like this either....



I think there was about 8 layers of fabric on the bodice of this dress and my new machine sewed through this lot like paper. (Unfortunately my overlocker didn't like it so much!)

The pattern is McCalls 7092 and I made View C for Mum but somewhere in-between the short and  the 3/4 sleeve
Despite all the layers, I totally adore the bodice of this dress 



The fabric we bought from Birmingham Rag Market back in March of last year and we bought enough for a dress each. The yellow is some left over ponte roma from a dress I made HERE.  I love the yellow contrast on Mum's so much I have incorporated the yellow in a dress for me also. (to be blogged soon)


And finally.... Mum wearing it



To read my Sewing Pattern Review Click Here

I have a few things I still need to blog that I have made over a period of time (on the old Bernina!). So whilst the sewing has now dried up completely, due to the builders about to move into the sewing room sometime soon and I have nowhere to sew, it's time to start catching up.

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read :)
Happy Sewing!

Dawn :)

10 comments:

  1. You did such a wonderful job on mums dress. Suits her to a t! Ha! I just got a new Bernina too! Luv it!!

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    1. Thanks Maureen! Glad you are enjoying your new Bernina also. I won't buy any other! x

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  2. A great dress - it suits your mother beautifully, and certainly doesn't look bulky under the bust with all the layers. Yes, my overlocker doesn't like thick layers either, and I usually have to find another solution for these sorts of thicknesses. I wondered what you had been up to - renovations are hard work - we have got to face these soon. Love you new machine - 28 years is a lot of service, so this should be a lovely guilt free purchase.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz. And I read your "Guilt free purchase" to husband.... Thank you haha :) x

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  3. This dress looks great on your Mum! The fit is perfect! Congrats on the new machine too! It's always so much fun to get a new toy. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Star! it's my favourite make for Mum so far and the new machine is fabulous!

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  4. This dress looks great on your mum and fits her beautifully. What a pretty fabric. Love the colors!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa. I love these colours also x

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  5. Pretty dress for your Mom. You did a beautiful work :) Love the new Bernina :)

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