Tuesday, 31 July 2012

July in Review

Wow, I can't believe that it is the end of July. I'm still fighting the cough-that-won't-quit and despite being sick this month I did manage to pull off a few items. I'm kind of impressed but then again, I am laid-off from work for the summer. 

There was no sewing for me today, even though I'm itching to finish the pants. I'm busy re-drafting a new resume and cover letter to see if I can get a least one job interview this summer. It is a tough job market out there. Sew, the Vogue 1309 pants will have to wait until I have a new functional resume sorted out and will likely end up in the August in Review listing. Wish me luck.  

And Happy Sewing!  

The Project Runaway meets Fashion Star Dress


Fabric:   2.9 metres cotton fabric (Discounted quilting fabric), $16.24
Interfacing:  .5 metres, $2.80 
Pattern:  McCall's 6554 (reused), $0.00, Simplicity 1880, $13.46
Thread:  $4.87

Buttons:  (50% off)  $3.19
Total Cost:  $40.56
Times Worn this Month:  twice
Time Investment:  (including humming and hawing) 12 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, measuring tape, fabric shears, ball-point and universal sewing machine needles, pins, seam ripper, tailor's ham, sewing needles, iron and tailor's chaulk.
Would I make it again? Quite possibly.  



Vintage Child's Dress


Fabric:  1 metre stretch cotton sateen (left-over from a previous project), $7.87
Pattern:  McCall's 9794, Gift from Mama R, $0.00
Thread:  $4.26
Zipper:  $1.06
Trim:  $1.12
Basting Tape:  $0.41
Total Cost:  $14.72
Time Investment:  5 hours (includes hand-stitching)
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, tailor's ham, iron, sewing needles and tailor's chalk.  


Goldilock's "Just Right" Dress

Fabric:  2.4 metres 100% cotton (Discounted home decor section), $13.44
Pattern:  Simplicity 2372 (reused), $0.00
Thread:  5.36
Zipper:  Gift from Mama R, $0.00.
Basting Tape:  $0.63
Total Cost:  $19.43
Time Investment:  5 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, tailor's ham, iron, sewing needles and tailor's chaulk.  

The Dressy Dress Version

Fabric:  2.4 metres Satin-back Crepe (Bargain Centre find), $9.60
Pattern:  Simplicity 2372 (reused), $0.00
Thread:  $4.38
Zipper:  $2.63
Basting Tape:  $0.63
Total Cost:  $19.24
Time Investment:  5 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, measuring tape, fabric shears, universal sewing machine needles, pins, tailor's ham, iron, sewing needles and tailor's chaulk.  


The Red Skirt

Fabric:  1.5 metres Stretch Cotton Sateen (On sale at 50% off), $13.44
Pattern:  Vogue 1247, (reused), $0.00
Thread:  $6.37
Zipper:  $1.68
Basting Tape:  $0.63
Seam binding:  $1.20
Total Cost:  $23.32
Time Investment:  4 hours
Tools Needed:  Sewing machine, serger, measuring tape, ruler, fabric shears, pins, iron, sewing machine needles, blind hem foot, walking foot and tailor's chalk.  

Ice Pack Cover

Fabric:  Scraps for the scrap pile, I'm going to say $0.00
Pattern:  Winged it, $0.00
Thread:  Just whipped it up with what was in the machine, I'm going to say $0.00
Total Cost:  $0.00
Time Investment:  15 minutes
Tools needed:  Sewing machine, serger, fabric shears, sewing machine needles.  






Additional Costs:  
Sewing Machine Repair:  $70.00 

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