Saturday, February 26, 2011

A dress with story

 The summer weather is here and enjoy to wear light clothing during the day but cooler at night a lot, so I think it's time to make garments for transiccion between the two stations, but a pending winter dress yet.
 Anyway this week I finished the dress that gave me quite war and made fun of me days ago, I really wanted to finish this dress because I think it is quite nice and has bright colors and flattering to motivate welfare increases.


You must excuse my strange face, pictures are taken in successive clicks and sometimes without warning the photographer before the shoot, my favorite photographer said that would show myself naturally, without forced poses ..... I think he does it traicion.LOL


 
You can see the changes made in the back of the dress, I think it won enough to change the zip around pretty buttons (touch child?)
Anyway, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend, I'm immersed in my next project ....

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A very important day!

Yesterday was a very special day for the whole family, today I am the proud mom of a computer engineer.

My eldest son, Robert, finished college yesterday with the final project, I have to say that there was much emotion and tears when the jury gave the verdict and announced that Robert finished engineering with honors!
I chose for this day the dress I made from the film in February, in the morning I combined it with a cardigan, but by noon it was too hot, so the dress looked good with a matching belt with shoes.
After the ceremony, the family went to lunch at a restaurant with beautiful sea views. We ate, we provide and after all this, the boys decided to go to rest and hubby and I went for a walk along the avenue filled with happiness.

 A beautiful day .....

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The winner!!!!

Well, Ladies ... although I have been on short final today I searched for a while to get to the winner of the February Giveaway, and the winner is ...

This time the gift will go to a girl I did not know before, but from now on she will be among the favorites because it has a lovely blog worth enjoying. So Miss Haylee  I hope your email address so that you have in your home the gift of this month.
And here the chosen dress for me to sew in the month of February, many of you have been successful and there's even someone out there who knows me and fashion tastes, heh, heh.
 But do not lose the desire to enter the giveaway next March if you did not get to win today, remember that this drawing is held every other month with a different gift and a new movie to choose a model. Thanks to all for participating, Ladies.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Story of a dress ...

This past week, I wanted to participate in the theme of the blog "Sew Weekly, something related to Valentine's Day, red, pink, coral or flowers ... Last Thursday I thought it would still have time to choose a dress with this fabric and to complete it for Friday at the last minute ... Oh, poor idiot ....

That's how happy I was on Thursday night when I decided this would be perfectly fine vintage model with this fabric that I keep for years, it's wonderful cotton embroidered with little sparks of red and yellow flowers, it fits perfectly with the theme of weekly theme ....
The fabric is translucent and I'm not much to show my anatomy ... the idea when I sew a dress for me is that people look pleased, no horror, no?
So I used the pattern I made for this blouse and this skirt, I just had to cut the pattern of the blouse for the belt line and sew the skirt to it. To prevent transparencies I sewed each piece of  pattern with white cotton underneath, using two layers of fabric as if they were one.

The first problem came when I was going to set the end of the dress in the back, until then I always thought a white invisible zipper, but it was late Friday and found no zipper that color in my stash, damn !
  Change of plans .... button .
I looked in the box some red buttons and thought to put loops in the back because I had not left enough material to pass through the buttonhole and buttons. You remember that I thought to rack ..
Second disappointment .... the dress ended on Friday night, horror! This neck isn´t the neck of the model, it's too "closed", I need to restart the neck and cut more open neckline, and of course, a longer neck ....

Saturday afternoon, I have a little time to devote to this dress that is resisting me ... was supposed to dress easy, right? Well, it is becoming a "no end" ...
  But there is still a little time, hubby invited me to dinner and I thought it was a good reason to end this happy dress and wear it at dinner, so I re-cut the neck using the previous pattern and stretching his neck like it you need ... I get it almost ...


Poor idiot! I dress to go out and ... So what?? What happened??
  Why the dress is two sizes larger??
  I know that I tend to sew my clothes a little baggy at the waist, but this is too .... I have not drink wine with meals ....


Post Data. Remember that today is the last day to enter the giveaway February, tomorrow will be the winner ...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Do we walk?

At the end I managed to save some time to stroll through the old part of town wearing my outfit from the film last month ..






I'm really excited about this suit, which proved very convenient to use in contrast to everything I thought when I started to sew it.

I had told you that the elegance of the suit deserved a little touched to be complete, here I show the steps I took to do it, a small base that I bought at my local haberdashery and comes ready to mount the fabric and the decorations on it.
  The clean edge with bias tape and sew a comb underneath to hold the hair, and ... the only way that the headdress is maintained on the site is a half can of spray hair before, this is the inconvenience of hair so straight.





This island offers a wonderful visual entertainment ...
  Happy Weekend, Ladies! And do not forget to enjoy ...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Febrero movie, "Marnie" by Alfred Hitchcock. 1964. Febrero Giveaway!

So, we come to the giveaway for the month of February, the month is chosen film "Marnie" (1964), a great movie by the brilliant Mr. Alfred Hitchcock.
  Perhaps being the month of San Valentin I could have chosen a romantic movie, but I assure you that this has everything, love, intrigue and pure eroticism without showing any scene worthy of censure. If you did not see .... please enjoy it.



If you know the custom of Mr. Hitchcock to make a "small role" in each one of his films, I always play to "catch" he ...
Ok, let's go to play .. in the first pictures of the entrance is a simple and elegant gray dress and a beautiful suitherringbone fabric skirt and jacket.

       Another olive green wool suit, please ... see the detail of the neck. Original closing!

     Two beautiful suites, the same pattern, two different colors, two different models ... Sneaky!
   
                A beautiful dress with original details ....
Do not know if this is a dress or blouse, but I definitely love, love the bow!
            Yeah! Bow in the neck are my "crazy"!

Another thing that I can not avoid playing is to find "errors" in the movies .. please observe the drinking glasses on the table ...
          The same scene, seconds later, Glasses Ghosts!
           The film offers a huge variety of coats ...
This is an elegant suit, I swear that it is made with apple green leather.

      Even the dresses of the waitresses, are glamorous ...

I am amazed by this great camel-colored outfit, please see the hair touched, Wow!

      And an elegant dress with jacket, burgundy velvet ...


    Stunning gowns to be home, What do you choose???

A flowing chiffon dress and a cute black dress with heart shaped neckline ..


         And beautiful evening dress, fantastic!
Now you have the key ....
  Getting into the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post and say which garment, you think that I will sew.
You can leave a comment until next Monday, that day I tell which garment of this movie I sew for myself and the winner of this giveaway that I showed in yesterday's post. The winner will be chosen at random, it´s not necessary that the model chosen for you is the same one I chose to sew .... remember ... just fun ...
  Happy week dear Ladies!