Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Suspense is Over and People Just Give Me Stuff

Have you ever worked on something that had you from the word go! This maxi dress did, and it really is just a simple pattern the fabric does the work but I think I put a few twist in too.


Remember me showing the fabric for what was suppose to be my first maxi dress before it got bumped by the call of the wild dress, well all I have left to do is hem it and it makes me kinda sad, this was such a blast to sew, I don't think I've been so excited about a project since sewing for my DD when she was little, I could really go crazy with her stuff and I did. The pattern I finally decided on was Simplicity 2582, view B.

The dress started out ordinary enough, although I did love the fabric, which is odd because I didn't buy it the first time I saw it but waited and frantically went back the next day hoping it was still there. It came together easy enough but mid-way through I started to get inspired so I went out and bought all this, which became......



This awesome zipper pull, I knew I wanted something other than the standard boring zipper pull and since I was doing a truly invisible zipper I thought this would really be that something extra. The beads pick up the green and two different colors of the blue, although you can't tell in the picture. Love it!



I know someone is going to ask me how I inserted the zipper without any stitching on the outside but please don't ask because I can't really explain it. I just knew I wanted the zipper to be as invisible as possible and I'm really pleased with the results.




Another shot of the really invisible zipper.





Oh yeah and people just keep giving me stuff. Finally some good krama finding it's way back to me. My friend called and asked me did I want a sewing machine. DUH! of course I want a free sewing machine, never mind that I have 2 regular and a serger, there's always room for one more. So without further ado please meet Annie.....




I named her Annie because she was orphaned but she's found a new home now. I took her apart and gave her a good cleaning and oiling and she's purring like a kitten.


Here she is all cleaned up and ready to go, I'm happy to have this machine because it has a case and neither of my other machines do so I can take her with me when I travel to Texas and maybe sew up some of the Wal-Mart fabric I know I'm going to buy.

Well that's it for mid-week sewing, my DD bought one of those almost ready dresses that only needs one seam, I'm hoping this sparks some interest in sewing, it breaks my heart that my DD can't/won't sew but I'm still holding out hope. Keep hope alive, keep hope alive.

6 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Love that maxi dress fabric and congrats on the new free machine.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Congratulations. That machine looks just like the one I recently picked up at the Salvation Army for $8.

Erica B. said...

Isn't free the best? Congrats!

Sew Shy said...

I love your idea of "blinging out" your zipper! I never thought of that. Oh, the possibilities...

gold said...

Love the way you did that zipper!!
Congrats on the free sewing machine.

Susan said...

I really like your fabric choice and I am digging the zipper treatment.