Friday, 31 August 2012

August in Review

Issey Miyake Pants

Fabric:   2.3 metres stretch cotton sateen fabric, $20.61
Interfacing:  .5 metres, $2.80 
Pattern:  Vogue 1309 (purchased during on-line sale), $6.71
Thread:  $4.87
Button:  Recycled, $0.00
Pant Hook and Bar set:  $0.44
Total Cost:  $35.43
Times Worn this Month:  twice
Time Investment:  6 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, walking foot, zipper foot, buttonhole foot, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, seam ripper, tailor's ham, sewing needles, iron and tailor's chaulk.
Would I make it again? Quite possibly.  

Little Girls' Summer Dresses:  J's Dress

Fabric:  1.4 metres 100% cotton,  $4.70 + .70 metre of contrast trim, $6.27 + .40 lining,  $2.69, $13.66
Interfacing:  $2.80
Pattern:  Simplicity 5540, $9.92
Thread:  $4.87
Buttons:  Recycled, $0.00
Elastic:  .20 metre, $0.45
Total Cost:  $31.70
Time Investment:  7 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, buttonhole foot, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, iron, tailor's chalk.  

Birthday Dress

Fabric:  4.2 metres of Linen Blend, $22.58
Interfacing:  $5.20
Pattern:  Vogue 1312, $22.95
Thread:  $4.87
Zipper:  $4.37
Total Cost:  $59.97
Time Investment:  
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, invisible zipper foot, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, iron, tailor's chalk, seam ripper.  



4 comments:

  1. You've had a fantastic month... I love your black dress! Worth every cent :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Carolyn. The dress was worth every cent in comfort alone. I have plans to make another version, the next one with sleeves.

      Delete
  2. Graca you lovely thing- I got the pattern! I am as giddy as a model in a sumo pose! Thank you so much!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are very welcome, and it was my pleasure to share the pattern.

      Delete

It's Like It's My Birthday Or Something

Ever since Fabricland/Fabricville stopped carrying Simplicity patterns the only way to get those lovely patterns has been to order them onl...