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Em's Summer
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Date: 7/3/08 9:14 AM

I'm always wondering about what other Petites are working on for themselves, but there's hardly ever anything to read about petites because our Petite section is always so quiet. I saw Sherril's post under the plus thread and thought it would be the perfect topic for the petite section!

I'll bet a lot of petites would love to hear about what other petites are sewing for themselves. I know I would!

So, what are you sewing for yourself right now?

Your turn!


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Date: 7/3/08 9:31 AM

I am working on a knit dress right now.

First I took this pattern and then I gave it the princess line of this dress . I adjusted the length to mid calf and made up the muslin in a poly/cotton interlock.

It turned out very pretty, but I think i'm going to do some fine tuning to the placement of the seams before I make the final version.

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Date: 7/3/08 9:40 AM

I'm between projects at the moment. I started a pair of pants but quickly got tired of them and put them in the UFO spot. I rarely do that, but this time I just couldn't help it.

Later today after I get my other work done, I'm going to pull out my patterns and start on a knit dress. Probably simplicity 3775 simply because it's TNT and very comfortable.

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Date: 7/3/08 11:23 AM

Wow, Em, you certainly have a ambitious sewing list. I love all the dresses you've selected and I'm looking forward to seeing your finished products. Thanks for the topic starter. I enjoy seeing and hearing what other petites are doing as well.

Melissa, I'm also looking forward to your uniquely styled dress from two patterns. It sounds lovely.

Cindyann, those TNT patterns are great, aren't they? Just clear and easy sewing - gotta love that.

I'm currently working on this skirt BWOF 01-08-111. I've decided to join the one garment a month sew along to keep me motivated and on task. I think the length of this skirt is perfect for petites, however, the cuff may be a little too much for a petite frame, we'll see.

Lisa

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Date: 7/3/08 9:18 PM

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Date: 7/4/08 10:31 AM

Yeah! More people to add to my favorites. I try and put persons on it who are similar to my size and have the same style.

I am beginning today on a Burda pattern 7771. This is actually my first go at a Burda pattern. I did one from the magazine a couple weeks ago and LOVED it. I am making it from a soft lime green suiting fabric from clearance at Joann's first.

I also plan to cut out New Look 6952 for what I hope will be an fast, easy TNT pattern soon. I need a simple shirt to wear under patterned jackets that I adore.

My 3 day weekend also includes making the Cabo Halter from Amy Butler. That should be a quick sew if the zipper doesn't give me any problems.

That is all I plan to get done this weekend. Sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach. as my Gma would say. And my DH wishes I would be so ambitious either- I collapse into bed snoring. lol

Happy Sewing, ladies!

Ronda

ETA: I thought maybe I was onto something choosing the sewingpatterns.com site for my popups. It didn't work as I had planned but if you just put the number in the search, it should take you where I wanted you to go.
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Date: 7/4/08 10:43 AM

Cindyann--I have always loved that knit dress! I tried, but i couldn't get it to work for me...I think my proportions are all wrong for that midriff panel.

Lisa--that is such a cute skirt!

Em--looking forward to seeing all those dresses!

Well, I got the seams adjusted, the pieces cut out and the final dress assembled yesterday. Actually, it only took about 1.5 hours, I was surprised at how quickly it went. I was expecting the matching FOE to arrive in yesterday's mail, though, and it didn't, so I will have to go on to something else until it arrives.

Until I can finish that one, I think I will go on to this New Look pants pattern. I'm kind of a year round tee/tank top ( or lately, Jalie Sweetheart top--I think I've made 8 so far) and jeans kind of girl, but I'm trying to expand my style :).
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Date: 7/4/08 11:39 AM

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Yeah! More people to add to my favorites. I try and put persons on it who are similar to my size and have the same style.

I know, Ronda! I do the same thing.
I really need to get the Cabo Halter pattern. It's so cute and looks so comfortable. Also, that New Look pattern, 6952 should be great. I don't have it but I do have this NL pattern. It's almost identical and it's one of my favorites. I've made many times.

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Date: 7/4/08 11:45 AM

Just wanted to say that I didn't get any sewing done yesterday. I simply ran out of time.

Em and Melissa, can't wait to see your finished projects!

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Date: 7/4/08 1:18 PM

That is an ambitious weekend schedule. I always find that pants take me a little longer than other projects. It's all because of the fit issues.

That NL shirt pattern looks like it would make a wonderful classic top. I don't sew much with NL, my preference lately has been the BWOF's.

Happy sewing.

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