After my cutting fiasco that will eventually be my Hot Patterns dress, I still needed a new dress for my trip. It's not like I don't already have a bunch of new clothes, right? ;-) Um. Yeah.
So, before I started the USMC purse, I snuck in another See & Sew 5593. I wear the crossover version I made earlier all the time and have wanted another. Now I have two I will wear all the time because I LOVE this one too.
And I will love the first one even more because I took it in at the CB seam so it doesn't hang so tent-like from my shoulders as it's been doing as I continue to loose lbs. Now it looks like I have a waist from the back view. I made this same alteration to the new dress, as well as sewing the sideseams with 1-1/4" seam allowances instead of 5/8". I'm not sure what pattern size this equates to now — probably 16-ish? I need to do something with the first make, the orange stripey one, because it's really too big and I'm not willing to give it up.
I think I need to buy another copy of this pattern the next time I'm at Joann's and before it's OOP since I cut it and will probably want it smaller as I get smaller. If I forget, which I'm likely to do, I'll just keep taking in the sideseams forever.
Here's me in the new dress, with wet hair. Seems like all my pics lately have me with wet hair. Hmmm.
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And the back view, with New! Improved! CB seam shaping, which is hard to see with me holding my hands on my hips so just trust me. ;-)
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Now, back to pursemaking …
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The WINNER from the July 16, 2011 Giveaway (KS 3764) is:
Congratulations Janine! Please contact me at djc at cedesign dot com with your mailing info no later than Wednesday, July 26, 2011 (after all Winners have been announced, in case of duplicates). If I don't hear from you by then, I will draw another number/name.
The WINNER from the July 17, 2011 Giveaway (Stretch & Sew Swimsuit Patterns) is:
Congratulations KID,MD! Your comment cracked me up! Please contact me at djc at cedesign dot com with your mailing info no later than Wednesday, July 26, 2011 (after all Winners have been announced, in case of duplicates). If I don't hear from you by then, I will draw another number/name.
JillyP, I'm still waiting to hear from you from yesterday's Winner announcement …
Fine print: For all the Giveaways last week and this week, each entrant can only win once and in the case of duplicates, I'll contact you for your choice and then draw again randomly on what's left. Clear? And if you do enter, please check back over the next two weeks to see who won because if I don't hear from you within a few days after announcing winners, I'll draw/decide again. Again, anyone anywhere can enter this or any Giveaway which is still open.