Bright Lights, Big City
Fabric:Timeless Treasures Sweet on NYC Packed Buildings Multi
Pattern: Simplicity Amazing Fit 1914
Notions: thread, invisible zipper
Time to complete: 8 hours
First worn: April 11, 2012
Wear again? Yes!
Total price: A whopping $23 dollars!
I had to wait a week for my fabric to come from across the country, so when it arrived on Tuesday, I got right to it. I thought I would try the AmazingFit pattern 1914 by Simplicity to make an easy summer-dress. The fabric is an interesting pattern of buildings, that is only recognizable when you are close up. It went together smoothly with just a few alterations under the arms. It took more time than I thought it would, as I had to hand-stitch the neck facing and the bias trim around the arm openings.
Back door of a Bistro
My husband and I attended an Apple Seminar in Santa Rosa on Ipads in Education, so I took the opportunity to wear my latest creation and took advantage of the surroundings for a quick photo-shoot between rain showers. We met up with my youngest daughter who attends SRJC for a quick dinner before we headed back up north. She graciously snapped a few pictures as we wandered up and down 4th Street. Santa Rosa is our nearest big little city with two malls, all of the big box stores, an airport, university, and the junior college. Some of my favorite haunts are Jo-Anns and the frozen yogurt places, as well as a variety of ethnic restaurants and authentic Mexican ice cream stores. You can get flavors such as avocado, corn, rose petal, chile with lime– It sounds a bit unusual, but wait until you sample some! I bet you’ll love it. I’ve had this week off so it’s been fun to spend endless hours sewing. I did several alterations for my girls and even tried to make a pair of pants. That was a very challenging and not a very successful endeavor. I’m determined to master it though. I love how Gina’s pants fit so perfectly and so I’m going to try the pattern she used at some point. I also might try making my own pattern from an existing pair that fit well. I watched this youtube tutorial
and it looks easy.
Hubby and Me