Vogue 7674


Feb. 11, 2017

Well, it took a week, but better late than never! I had a busy schedule-a new grand baby and some training to take care of. BUT, today, I finally completed my version of Vogue 7674.  I'm happy with the end result. In class, we learned how to not only make a muslin, but I believe everyone came away with a solid understanding of its purpose, how to apply muslins in your sewing projects and above all--how muslins fit into the overall design process. They're very useful "tools".  They're a "working sewing board" and an intrical-must-for any couture garment.

Once you've done one--you'll want to take the effort and time and do them all the time. They're also excellent learning tools--especially when it comes to fitting. 

I'd like to thank everyone for attending and being full of enthusiasm.  It made the workshop complete and enjoyable. Thanks for the information on the Faxion pens, Alyssa and Lori--thanks for the pen! I really appreciate it. I'll let everyone know when and how to meet for honey! If you have any questions, please email. My personal email is cally1967@hotmail.com.  The student contact form is also a great way to contact me. I also believe the student message portal (not the email as of yet) is working through the Metropolitan Community College student messaging system. 

Everyone did an awesome job on their muslins! They were beautiful! Please send me photos of any completed projects. Lori--I was SO happy to see that you had taken the time to actual put together your half-scale dress--complete with the darts! Thank you for that! It's adorable! I imagine--if you'll let me keep it--it'll be something I'll show in future classes/workshops. 

My dress--well...I completely finished it-by hand-#couture--the interior is pinked and overcast as demonstrated in class. The hem-is blind-stitched by hand-as demonstrated in class. I embellished the hand-picked (and exposed) zipper up the back of the dress using Swarovski beads. I also made the brooch using Swarovski crystals in two different colors and sizes. Let me know what you think! I like a little dazzle, but always try to #kiss (Keep it simple) as much as possible. Although the pattern is vintage--the dress, I believe, still looks and wears modern.

It's the little details. They don't always work out--but you should still give them a go! 

Over the next couple of weeks, I'm getting ready for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 classes!  I'm also working on making and uploading short mini videos related to some of the things we learned in class. Looking forward to getting together-sewing-draping and talking in the near future!


Saturday, January 28, 2017  Thanks so much for attending the workshop today! I really appreciated it and hope you all had as much fun as I did! Everyone did a great job! If anyone feels that I missed something or that we didn't have enough time to go over something--please let me know. I want to make sure I'm able to spend adequate time with everyone individually.  Please email if you have any questions! I'm here to help in any way I can. 

I was asked about the dressmaker's carbon paper--my last batch came from American Sewing Supply. It's the least expensive and comes in the very large sheets and a variety of colors. 

Remember to thread-trace your Vogue pattern for class next and to bring your fashion fabric if you're planning on constructing your dress in its final fashion fabric. 

I'll also complete my dress. 

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