...which dress is my favorite?
Well, I don't have just one! *LOL* And as I look at the poses, I realize that all of them look good but all of them don't wear well!
By season - by two favorites are:
spring/summer ~ The 60's Mod Border Print Dress
fall/winter ~ The Menswear Lace Dress
Least worn dress ~ Vintage Vogue 5265 (because it's too fiddly!)
Otherwise all of the dresses were worn quite a bit, even mixed in with the dresses that I wore last year. I have to tell you one thing I learned from all the dress-making this year...I much prefer to wear a dress than anything else! I just wish I could wear them all year long!
Now to some questions:
Allyn asked: "Is there a type of thread that you typically use in your sewing projects?"
Yes, I use the Gutterman thread from Atlanta Thread and Supply.
From ATL's website:
"This thread is ideal for all weights of fabrics from ultra lightweight to heavy coat material. May be used on both woven and knitted materials - synthetic and cotton. Perfect for all ladies', men's and children's outerwear, lingerie, knitwear, shirts, blouses, swimwear and household textiles. Guaranteed knot free. Long staple technology gives the most trouble free sewing."
Charlene asked: "If I zigzag finish or serger finish?"
Charlene my pieces are finished on the serger. I've had one so long now that I can't imagine doing without one! To me it's like the microwave...you have one in your kitchen and primarily use it to warm things up but most people can't even imagine not having one anymore. That's my serger! I could clean finish the seams on a garment a variety of ways (and used them when I didn't have a serger) but I don't want to go back there! *smile*
Emily inquired about my bulk purchasing process! Well Emily I actually wrote a post about it in February 2007 called, "It's Time to Restock!" The post talks about what I restock, from where and why! Hope this helps...
Now I know you're wondering about The Dior Dress and why no post on the weekend...well, every once in awhile I must leave my sewing machine and participate in family activities. This last weekend was one of those weekends. Because of that, I am no further along on The Dior Dress but hopefully will get it finished this weekend!
So that's all I've got...more later!