Sewing Fun

by keavenwilla


Working on the sleeves for my dress.

For the past 7 weeks I have been taking a Fashion Sewing class at MECA, through their Continuing Studies program. For the class we were expected to choose a pattern, and then follow it, ending with a finished garment.


Sleeve Construction.

With one class left, I have a dress! – Almost. It’s been so much fun taking this class, not only because I love classrooms and learning new things, but also because the application of this new knowledge has resulted in some other projects already, and I am so excited to see what the future will bring for my practice.


Sneak Peak.

Here’s a sneak peak of the dress, but I have to finish the hem and some minor sleeve adjustment before showing the entire piece. With lots of work and a little luck that will be early next week, so stay tuned.

In addition to working on the dress, I am making a blazer to go with it (which is part of the original outfit design), and I’m working on a small clutch purse as an entirely unrelated project.


Leftover vintage silk cut from my dress.

Brett and I are attending a holiday party at the beginning of December, so I’m making a festive clutch to go with my dress, just for fun – well, and because who would waste such lovely fabric scraps?


Vintage silk, with an organza buttonhole.

I’m still figuring out exactly how to do this, because I’m not following a pattern and I’ve never made a purse of any kind before. But I have faith that with some determination I’ll figure it out in time. 7 days and counting…