Sunday, July 30, 2017

July MAGAM Garment completed - and on time too!

I am finally caught up with my sewing posts and have completed my July MAGAM Challenge just in the nick of time!  Here is it - Vogue 8553.

I've made this dress before and it's a fairly simple sew.  I had enough fabric this time to make the belt too.  But you know what?  I don't think I really like it.


Is it the color or the fact that I've gained 10 pounds and need to lose them?


I don't know.  Maybe it's the belt?  I like the first one I made - it's in a dark burgundy print but I didn't have enough yardage to make the belt for that one.  I'll give it a wear tomorrow and see.  It might just end up in the donate pile.

Anyways, I'm still counting the fabric I used as it was from the stash.  Here are my current stats:

Yardage for this dress = 2.625
YTD yardage: 40.41 yards

That's it for me today!

Happy sewing everyone!

Star


8 comments:

  1. I think your dress looks great. I hope after wearing for a day you decide to keep it. How about putting it away in the "magic closet" for a while. I've had luck doing that. I pull it out at a later date and all of the sudden I'm wondering what I didn't like about it.

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    1. Thanks! I'll have to invest in the magic closet. Sounds like a good idea!

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  2. Star, clearly we don't see the same thing! This dress looks lovely on you. Before I saw your comments I was struck by the lovely fit and drape of your dress and my honest first thought was ' Wow, that fits her nicely!' To me the dress is slimming and feminine. Maybe it's the color? It's not as colorful as your other creations but no less lovely.

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    1. Well thank you Deborah. I think it's the color and the belt. I'm wearing it today without the belt and its growing on me.

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  3. I think it is very flattering on you. Love the color, the fit, and the belt too.

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  4. If you're not comfortable with this you're never going to wear it. But guess what? I think it looks great on you. I even love the colour. As for the 10lbs, that clearly not obvious either!

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