May 9, 2015
I feel like it has been an eternity since I last posted anything! I have been sewing like I have never sewn before and have had little to no time to get on my computer. Round #5 is finally here and I LOVE my completed project. I really want to make it to the next round! I need your votes in order for that to happen. Voting is TODAY ONLY and ends tonight at 8pm CST.
Here is the link to the voting CLICK HERE.
The challenge for this week was definitely a challenge! We had to use a pdf pattern from Burda Style #107A. I have been sewing now for more than 15 years. Out of those 15 years, I have never used a pdf pattern. Ok, here is my opinion about pdf patterns. The fact that seam allowances are not included creates some additional work (after you have have to print, cut, and put the pattern together. In my opinion, if I have to add seam allowances, I might as well make the pattern myself!
Needless to say, I think that it is a great, figure flattering pattern. With the hot Texas weather, I knew that I did not want to use the sleeves from the pattern. But I knew that I wanted to add some drama.
Let me just tell you all of the drama that I had with this outfit. First I went to the fabric store and purchased 8 yards of this beautiful polyester stretch crepe fabric (found locally). When presented with the challenge, I had two ideas that I wanted to execute. The first was to use lace on part of the legs. The second was to make a long dramatic capelet.
I had a beautiful black lace guipure lace that had been in my stock for quite some time. I made 3 rounds of the pants with the lace in different places. Everyone ended up worst than the other. Due to the time constraints, it was easier for me to start from scratch each time than to rip out the seams and re-fit. After the final attempt, I had to make a quick execute decision to go to the store and purchase more fabric. This was Tuesday night (two days before the pictures needed to be turned in).
At this point, the capelet had not been made (because I had used all of the fabric for my three start overs). In addition, my pants and the top still needed to be complete. Can we say that I had to make it work???
Well, needless to say, I am extremely passionate about my sewing and take it very seriously! I wanted to get this done and I was not taking any shortcuts (regardless of the amount of time that I had left). With my sewing machine on high speed, I had to get it done. And it came together EXACTLY how I planned it. I told my husband that this was my favorite outfit that I have made so far in the competition!!!
I hope that you love this look just as much as I do. Now, I need to move on to the next round! There are 2 more rounds left. I need your votes to get me to the next round.
Please CLICK HERE to vote for RUQAYYAH.