Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sisters' Dresses All Finished

Well, It took me just under two months,but I've made six dresses for my threee sisters. I forgot to take pictures of one dress but Here are the other five.

                                                   New Look 6000, View B, blogged here



                                                 McCall's 600, View A  blogged here.here


                   Silhouette Patterns, The Swing Dress ( modified quite a bit) ,blogged here.here


                                      Silhouette Patterns , the Swing Dress, not blogged.


                   And Silhouette Patterns, Georgio's Top, lengthened to a dress length, just finished.


My sisters are all happy with their dresses and I  struggled a bit with the fit on some of them, but all in all, it was good experience. I wouldn't take on so many another time. I've promised one sister, Gloria a denim pant suit. Her shape is very much like mine except she's taller, so I don't foresee a lot of fitting problems , but please wish me luck.

I want to say a bit about the last dress I made for my sister, Helena.I was able to make this one without any changes at all to the pattern except to lower the neckline a bit and add a little to the length of the cap sleeves. Giorgio's Top is an amazing pattern and is very flattering on. I made this one for myself last summer and It feels wonderful and makes a great dress to go dancing in. I love it and so does Helena.


I was very happy to start something for me this week. I'm working on a Marci Tilton jacket , V8620., and it's so cute!!  I'm having such fun with it!!

I hope you found time to sew this week.

More later from,


13 comments:

Vicki said...

Lucky sisters! I have that Marcy Tilton pattern (not made up of course). Looking foward to seeing what you do with yours.

Andrea said...

Diana, lovely dresses, all of them! Very generous of you to make your sisters dresses. The fabric for the first dress is gorgeous, I think my fave in the bunch.

Jean said...

You are a star! Your sisters are so lucky -- the dresses look wonderful, with great fabric choices.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous dresses for your sister, I like them all!

velosewer said...

Diana. That's such a great selection of dresses you've made. What a sewing force you are!!

EmSewCrazy said...

Looks like lots of lovely pieces. Sewing for others is a nice break from sewing for oneself and definitely has you ready to get back to some selfish sewing when you're done.
You've made some great things. Keep up the good work.

Faye Lewis said...

Your sister dresses are darling. Doesn't it feel good to sew for those you love???

Linda T said...

Some really wonderful dresses! I sew for my one sister; don't know if I could sew for three!

Calico_Quilter0321 said...

Outstanding! Sewing for sisters is such a sweet thing to do. I sew for my own sis from time to time. Love the look of each of these dresses.

Mary said...

What a nice sister you are!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

All their dresses are beautiful!
You are such a wonderful sister :)

Vernelle Nelson said...

Your sisters are extremely lucky to have you. Those dresses are divine! I would be honored to wear any one of them. Great job.

Sandra said...

Thank you for sharing these projects with us. You are truly a blessing to your sisters (and to us!), and you inspire me. I am starting to think about sewing a dress for my daughter!