Last week I showed you the Laurel blouse I made. This week it’s the dress version! Do you ever have a vision in your head of something you’re creating and it actually turns out exactly how you planned it? That was this dress for me! That moment seems rare for me so I was super excited when I finished sewing! I love the bold colors!
To create the red block of color, I traced the pattern out in my size on paper. Normally you one place the front on a fold to cut it out, but for this, it needs to be all laid out. On the pattern, I drew a diagonal line on the front pattern piece where I wanted the red and turquoise to meet. Then I did the same for the back pieces, making sure the diagonal lines met at the side seams. I had to create two different back patterns. Then I cut the pattern along the diagonal and added seam allowances along the cut. I cut the bottom pieces out in red and the top in turquoise and sewed all the pieces together. Then I continued to follow the original directions.
This really is a great pattern for beginner sewers and for those are wanting to start altering their own patterns. You can get the Laurel pattern by Colette Patterns here. Have you made anything from this pattern? How did it turn out?
Posted by lazysaturdays on May 1, 2013
Life has been sweet lately. Filled with cuddling this little boy and working on some great upcoming projects. I’ve also begun let things move a little more slowly around here. There’s only so much cuddle time left with this boy and I’m going to soak it up! Projects can wait. Motherhood is now. But I still have those golden nap times to work on my fun projects. I’ve finished making my purse pattern!!! Now I’m working on the directions and overall design. I believe this part will take forever! Illustrating the steps is fun, but tedious. I’ve also been working on a re-design for my blog. I’m so excited for the new look! My goal is to launch it in June. We will see about that…. I did sign up for Alt For Everyone! I’m so excited because there are three graphic design classes! I’ve never taken any graphic design courses and have always wanted to, and as I’m currently working on blog graphics and a purse pattern, the timing for these classes couldn’t be better! I’m counting down the weeks until it starts. Plus, Alt in my pjs? I don’t think it cold get better. Are any of you signed up for Alt For Everyone? What classes are you excited for?
Posted by lazysaturdays on April 26, 2013
Recently I purchased the Laurel pattern from Colette Patterns. It’s a super simple pattern. A shift or a top can be made from it. If you want to start playing around with altering patterns, this is a great one to start with! There is even a free downloadable booklet on variations for the Laurel. For my top, I added buttons up the front and a collar. Normally there is a back seam, and the front is cut on a fold. To make my version, I cut the back on the fold, taking out the seam allowance in the pattern first, and cut two bodice pieces for the front, adding a few inches in the middle to make a button placket with. I have the dress version all cut out right now and am going to sew it up over the next couple days! I’m excited to see how it turns out!
Have any of you tried this pattern? What did you think?
Posted by lazysaturdays on April 24, 2013
I’m so excited for this post! I made my first ever free download for you! Mason and I have gone our entire marriage without a working printer and we finally purchased one! Ha! So to celebrate, I made something to print! Aren’t these itty-bitty envelops fun? I created three sizes of small envelopes for you to use however you want! Write notes to your special someone, make a bunch and save for gifts, use the large one to give a gift card in! All you need to do is print the envelope template, cut them out, trace on paper, cut those out, fold where the dotted lines would be, and glue the sides. Easy! Or you can print the template out directly on to the paper you want to use. Just make sure to print on the side thats going to be inside your finished envelop. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think! Being my first printable, I’d love to hear your experience, whether it’s good or bad, so I can make more great downloads for you in the future.
Posted by lazysaturdays on April 17, 2013
Hello there! Long time no chat! I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on some exciting things for Lazy Saturdays! You guys. I’m so excited to show you all I’ve been working on! But alas, I must be patient and you will all see in due time. But for today, I’m going to send you over to the darling Heather Feather’s blog, Feather’s Flights to check out how I made these fabric covered button brooches! Heather is running a Stash-Busting series right now. You’ll find a bunch of great ways to use up your fabric! I’m talking about these brooches and other ways to use up your small scraps. Go take a look!
Posted by lazysaturdays on April 11, 2013