Here's my latest accomplishment - the Vogue 8511 dress. I really love how this turned out. I used a jeweled, suede fabric in navy blue. I purchased the material and zipper at Discount Fabrics in Normal Heights in San Diego. Including the notions, I paid $15.98.
I had so much fun doing this photo-shoot. It is raining in San Diego - AGAIN! lol. Despite this, I am feeling fierce! With just a belt, sexy pair of boots and some dangling earrings, this dress is ready to hit the clubs. Perfect for my upcoming cruise in February. Knowing the purpose for this dress, I cut 4 inches off the bottom and omitted the back slit. The suede fabric has an attached black fabric on the inside, so I did not line it, either. I am still a newbie to sewing, so there are things I'm not that confident about - princess seams are one of them. This was a cinch using my serger. I plan on doing that for any princess seams in the future. The curve looks just right!
I'll stop rambling. lol. Can you tell I'm pumped! Oh, yeah - I made this is a size 14. Which is 2 to 3 sizes down from previous projects. Yup, the Medifast 5 and 1 plan has been working well for me. I'm down 19 pounds with another 10-19 to go. Not too shabby. According to my Mom - everyone gains 10-15 pounds on these Caribbean cruises, so I'm hoping to loose more than I need so I can just eat to my heart's content for the 7 day trip.