Saturday, 31 March 2012

March in Review

I have to say that it was nice to get back to my sewing workspace. Here is a look at my March projects in review.


A Second Chance Project (Alterations): The Striped Knit Dress

Fabric: 0.20 metres of black knit fabric, recycled from a previously owned dress in my remnant stash
Dress:  Previous owned and collecting dust in my closet. $22.39 if you must know.
Pattern:  None used, cut straps freehand
Thread:  0.50
Total Cost: $0.50 supplies for the alterations only / $22.89 total for the dress.  
Times Worn this Month: None, it is not warm enough.
Time investment:  1 hour.
Tools needed:  Sewing machine, serger, fabric shears, ball-point sewing machine needle.  


Pincord High-waisted Skirt

Fabric:  2 metres pincord fabric, $15.68
Pattern:  Burda Style 7283, $5.32
Thread:  $3.21
Zipper:  $4.32
Total Cost:  $28.53 
Times worn this month:  Twice
Time investment:  5 hours.
Tools needed:  Sewing machine, serger, fabric shears, ball-point sewing machine needle, roller presser foot, tailor chalk, pins.
Would I make this again? Absolutely.


Modern Fit Blouse

Fabric:  1.5 metres 100% Cotton and .5 metre interfacing $5.60
Pattern:  Butterick 5365, $9.80 (worth every penny!)
Thread:  $4.32
Buttons:  Recycled
Total Cost:  $19.72
Times worn this month:  Not yet worn.
Time invested:  8 1/2 hours (including cutting and layout)
Tools needed:  Pins, fabric shears, sewing machine, ball-point sewing machine needle, buttonholer presser foot, needle, tailor chaulk, pressing ham, and seam ripper.

*Prices are in Canadian dollars




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