What's your favorite summer sewing project?

comments (8) July 6th, 2010     

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_nikki_ Nicole Smith, contributor
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Do you have a weakness for summer dresses? Or are you working on the perfect picnic bag for summer outtings? Share below what you like to make for summer.

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Seshat writes: I have a love (obsession) with sundresses...so easy to wear for anything, anywhere. I had several that needed "re-vision" this summer so I have spent the summer altering one dress about every other week. Maxis became shorter, waists shifted up or down, color upgraded, halters became criss-crossed straps, and ruffles appeared where none had been. I hope to move to San Diego in the future so I can just live in my favorite garment - the sundress.
Posted: 5:00 am on August 18th
LivingLRG writes: My 13 year old daughter and I made her a book bag for school this year out of 2 pair of jeans. We ironed-on peace symbols and flocked letters. It looks fantastic. I rarely sew in the summer - fall is my time - once the kids go back but this was a favorite project. She can't wait to take it to school.
Posted: 6:16 pm on August 17th
MJsewing writes: I would love to meet you luv2sew. mainly because Im A child.

( I wear a size 10-12)
My blog: www.kidssewing101.blogspot.com
Posted: 6:02 pm on August 17th
MJsewing writes: My favorite was making pillows for my Grandma while I was in alaska visiting her. I am 9 years old. I got paid $5 A pillow! I love sewing!
Posted: 5:58 pm on August 17th
Idoitformoney writes: I love my Summer wedding projects. This season's winner comes from a bride whose father never wears anything but bib-overalls, the kind farmers wear. He announced he could not walk her down the isle without them. I was asked to create a pair of "Tuxedo Bibs". First detailed digitals of all the different pockets, details and placement on the garment were taken. Then I de-constructed it and used the pieces as the pattern. The seams will all be top stitching in black, only the detailed pockets will have a double stithed effect. I'll use the inner pockets from the original bibs and line them only from the waist down. I'm thrilled to my little sewing heart knowing that the Bride's dress and her Dad's "tuxedo bibs" will be the "talk of the party".
Posted: 2:41 pm on August 17th
luve2sew writes: This summer I have been making children's garments, something I have never had an interest in doing in the past. Considering that my only "child" is almost 25, and I have no grandchildren, I had to find children to sew for. Luckily my co-workers have children, and I made clothes to fit them. I made mostly garments for little girls, and was able to try out many new (at least to me) trims, embellishments, and techniques. I re-kindled my love for natural fiber fabrics, especially high-quality cottons. And, as a bonus, I received very sweet thank-you notes from the children. This was so much fun that I may have to do this type of sewing more often!
Posted: 7:40 am on August 17th
NubianGoddess writes: Hi,

I have been experiencing a reoccurring problem, when I sew garments for other people, the sleeves end up being too tight at the armpit(armsythe?).

I had a sloper fitted to my client and when I transferred this information for the pattern cut the fashion fabric, sewed the dress and lined the bodice.

I admit I didn't have a final fitting for this garment, but other dresses I've made I keep having the same problem when sewing for others.
I haven't encountered this problem for myself.

Any fitting suggestions out there??

Posted: 7:11 pm on August 16th
valeria100 writes: Because of the hot weather, I have made several sundresses using the same simple pattern but changing it for each dress.
Posted: 6:39 pm on August 16th
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