Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sure Fit Design System

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share a couple of new items I have made using the Sure Fit Design System.


This is a knit top that I saw in a magazine somewhere.  I used my sloper but increased the center front by 3 inches then put in a separating zipper from bottom to just under the bust line, this made a very flattering neckline.  My husband calls this my Thanksgiving top.....because if I open the zipper I have a huge top that will hide Thanksgiving dinner.


This is a wrap top with a side tie, took about 2 hours to complete.  I made this to go with my new capri pants.

 DSC_1237           DSC_1236

Back and side view of the top and the navy capri.  I have also made two other pairs of capri pants.
I was so pleased with the making of the pants....they did not need any adjustments.

If anyone is interested in learning more about SFD just go the surefitdesign.com.

Happy sewing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WOW!!! How times flies. It has been over two months since I wrote on my blog.  A lot has been going on and I have been doing a lot of sewing, for myself as well as for other people.  I won't be posting everything I have made this past two months, but I will pick out a few.

One of the first I want to show you is a dress I made for my Grand Daughter for her school banquet.  While in the mall she found the perfect dress, in her favorite color, lime green at Betesy Johnson.  The price tag was $398.00.  No way was her mother going to spend this kind of money for a dress that she will wear only once.  she asked me if I would make it for her.


     Betesy Johnson Dress.
It came out well and she really liked it, as did all of her friends.

After reading about the Sure Fit Design System and hearing how everyone who has tried it is happy with it, I decided to go ahead and give it a try.  So I ordered it and made a sloper which came out pretty good,  I skyped with Glenda from SFD and she was please with it as well, gave me a couple of tips.  I have made myself a top, dress,capri pants, and a shirt for my hubby this past week.  It is so much fun to use this system to design clothes and have them fit perfect every time.  Following are a few pictures:

My husband loves how this shirt fits him.

DSC_1219                        DSC_1223

More later, but not two months later.