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 :)

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

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

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

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