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Monday, March 28, 2011

~What I Made~

Hello my friends, I hope your Monday is going well.  Mine has been busy, I wanted to get this posted this morning, but life gets in the way sometimes.  I had to go get groceries while I had the chance.  We are a one car family, strange, I know!


I have been yearning after some of the gorgeous dresses that I have seen on line, but cannot find in any of our stores.  I found three Simplicity patterns though, and I have made two dresses so far and another is still in the works.
This one is Simplicity #2473.
I got the idea for the flower on the Shabby Apple website.


I may change the center of it.  It is made out of organza, I pleated it using the iron and sewed it onto a piece of felt and glued a fastener onto that.


This one Simplicity #2308.
The yoke is very plain, so I made a small ruffle and sewed it onto it.  But, I will have to modify it.  I had to make my own belt, because I cannot find a navy belt in any of the stores I have been in so far.  The other pattern that I have found is Simplicity #2360.  I am hoping to show that one to you next week. 

You have probably noticed that I haven't been visiting you as often as I had been, well...these dresses are why.  It took me a day and a half per dress, I'm not very speedy, I'm afraid.
Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,

39 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, what pretty dresses you've made. You're a very good seamstress. I love the organza flower you've made! It looks wonderful with your dress!
I used to sew and make everything I wore! I don't sew clothes so much any more but still love to make pillows, curtains and things for my home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan in SC said...

I love your dresses! They are both very pretty.

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, you are so talented. No wonder you haven't had time to post ;-) It would have taken me weeks to make something, even the flower pin! I'm not a seamstress at all. Great job! Blessings, Pamela

Cindy said...

Aren't you something!!! They are both so pretty Cindy, you are quite the seamstress!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Get out of town! I didn't know you were such a seamstress! Love, love your dresses.

Vintage Gal said...

Cindy ~ those dresses are so pretty. Wonderful job ~ I wish I could sew like that. Have a wonderful day! ;-)

Ana said...

Oh Cindy,
They turned out great. You did an awesome job...Oh and by the way, being a one car family isn't that strange...We are too :-) Have a fantabulous new week my sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Hi, I just found your blog. You were able to make dresses that quick?! WOW!

Josefa Lunares said...

tambien eres costurera?? que bonita la flor en el pecho le da un toque muy chic. Bss Josefa.

Pauline said...

Those are cute dresses, Cindy, good for you :o) Tuesday is fabric day at my local outdoor market, so I'm hoping to go and see what's on offer ;o) You were quite quick, and you look cute :o)
Hugs

Carolyn said...

Hi Cindy,
you are a smart lady! You did a great job and they look great on you too!
We are also a one car family.

Nancy said...

Cindy! You are so talented! Those dresses are lovely and I really like the flower on the first one. A day and a half? It would take me a week and a half! You did very well and I'll be looking to see the third one.

Love,
Nancy

Gail said...

OMGoodness, Cindy! I didn't know that you could sew like that! You are so talented. They look great on you. I love the flower. I wish you could give me some lessons.

Enjoy your evening my friend,
Gail

RicKaren said...

Beautiful! You inspire me and that is saying a lot since I sew, but hate doing it! :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow those dresses are so nice. What an awesome job you did making them!

Karen said...

Your dresses are really pretty. I think you were really fast. I work very slowly. My mom used to tease me and say I had two speeds...slow and stop LOL.

Jane said...

You look beautiful in both of your dresses. Love it!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

You're so handy!

Divine Theatre said...

Lovely dresses and a very elegant model!

Rhonda said...

Hi Cindy, well, I am glad I gave you the sewing bug :) I hope I keep it a while, sewing is fun and so satisfying.

your dresses are just lovely. They look a little retro and very classy.
I think a dress in a day and half is good time.

Pamela said...

Wow Cindy I am impressed!!! You did a fab job.
These dresses are beautiful!

Pat said...

Cindy you look wonderful. I love the dresses. Beautiful work!

Linda said...

These are really lovely, Cindy...you are a very good seamstress! Great photos of you, too! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my kitchen vignette post!

Odile said...

Vous avez bien travaillé, vous êtes trés rapide pour faire des jolies robes. Bonne journée et couocu de l'espagne.

Kathy said...

Hello Cindy! How clever to make your own! They turned out wonderful! Just love feminine attire - dresses and skirts!
Love it,
Kathy

Caroline said...

We are a seven bike family.. without car.. what is that then :-)

You look fantastic, Cindy!!

Greetings form Germany
Caroline

rustandruffles said...

Wow Cindy....I am so impressed with your sewing skills...these turned out beautifully!
Happy day!
xojanis

Betty said...

Hello Cindy!
Lovely dresses. I really like the first style with pretty flower. You did a great job with the belt. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.
Thanks for your nice comments on my recent post.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh my goooodness, Cindy. These are AWESOME!! You are a brilliant sewer, you dark horse, you!!! My favourite is the first dress. I love the waistline and the flower. So pretty!

Sarahx

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cindy,
How beautiful you look! and the ruffle is the perfect touch for day or evening.
Have a sweet day my friend and hugs,Elizabeth

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

wow! what a great job you did on these adorable dresses...love them!!

Sue said...

Cindy! Your dresses are Be-u-ti-ful! I am impressed with you girl! But not surprised. Nice styles you picked. I don't think I have 'ever' sewed anything in a day and a half. I am so proud to be related to you! :) Nice job on the flower - totally adds class that that dress.
xoxo Sue

Sheila said...

I am so impressed with your dresses! I used to sew many of my clothes from the time I was a young teenager until about 15 years ago. I spend a lot of time quilting these days but always enjoy looking at the "Sew Retro" site. If you haven't seen it already check here.
http://sewretro.blogspot.com/

Marissa "Marathon" Stower said...

Oh my goodness Mom, I can't believe how amazing you look! Those dresses are gorgeous (I think the first one is my favourite), and you are looking as fit and youthful as ever. Just stunning.
Love you bunches,
Marissa

Brittany said...

Lady, you're amazing! Those look like something right out of a boutique :) I especially like the first one with the flower - so cute!

Kids and Me said...

the dresses are nice. :) I wish I can sew dresses too!

Greet said...

You are so talented girl!! Beautiful!!! Love the first one a lot!!
xx
Greet

Anonymous said...

Cynthia,
Wow, your dresses are amazing. A day and a half is not bad at all for sewing a dress. Talking about them with you the other day made me want a dress. So I went shopping to the Dress Barn today. But I think yours beat what I got.
Love ya,
Judy

Jason and Danielle said...

I am loving the blue dress with the belt. It is so classy and so dang cute! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I am excited to browse through yours and all of your cute ideas and inspiration. Hope you have a blissful weekend :>

-Danielle www.blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com