Brr....it's cold in Minnesota. This was a fast and easy pattern. "Yes to easy, no to fast." Have to keep in mind sometimes slow sewing is good. This jacket is made from a beautiful velveteen that has been the stash for years.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
I ended up making this twice because I liked it and it was so easy to sew. The fabric was from Hancock Fabrics last year, and this year they have a bright red. I promise not to make another jacket!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Another pattern from the past. One skill that came in handy on this dress is using the narrow hemmer foot. I have tried using this foot many times in my many years of sewing and could never get it to work. The trick is to press the first part of the hem and almost push the fabric in to start it. Once you get it, it is the easiest and greatest tool.
I love this fabric. I had made a jacket out of this when I was in my teens, then later (in my 30's) I found the fabric again in a vintage store. So, it sat in my stash for many years until now to be made into another jacket.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Don't you hate it when you get bad sewing karma? Even though it did not turn out well, I think I'll keep the pattern because it does have kind of a vintage feel, just next time use a woven fabric and make the appropriate adjustments.
Here is the dress, way too big. My last one way too small. Hopefully my next one will be just right. I should have cut the pattern smaller since it was a knit and I should have sewed the sleeve and side seam altogether so things could have been adjustable, oh well. It does look okay with a jacket on so not a total loss.
I've made this dress two times before and it fit well and was flattering so I thought I was safe. I could get it on but it was skin tight, and I didn't want it just laying around waiting for me to lose weight so I cut it off and made a skirt. Not ideal, but it worked.
We have to get used to photographing indoors since the weather has turned. It's funny how many people in Minnesota hate cold and snow.
I loved this fabric, so I'm glad to be able to wear it. They have some colored elastic at Hancock Fabrics, so I might have to stock up on more colors for other skirt fixes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The skirt is where I started having problems. I thought I would just turn over the top edge with elastic but the elastic got way too stretched out and just did not fit. Since I have short legs I could just cut off that elastic. I put on the waistband and added elastic to that. I ended up liking this, yeah!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I did this in polar fleece and I just used this pattern again, but in corduroy. It's sitting in the sewing pile just waiting. I wanted to use another pattern for the corduroy, but not enough fabric. It's nice to finally use patterns that have been in the stash for such a long time!
I like this pattern because it is so simple. I'm planning on using this pattern again. In my next look I have been loving the Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 styles and want to channel that look. So, I will actually make the tunic version with cropped pants.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Luckily we are going to have a few more days of summer, so I could photograph this dress. My fall outfits are still in the planning mode.
This pattern is great, I cut my standard size and just sewed. I did line the top so the fabric was more stable, I do learn from my mistakes.
After checking out Jessica's blog, Green Apples I was motivated to go to S.R. Harris since I'm not that far away. I wanted the Tannis Keefe blue cats, but I searched in vain. No worries, I did find other fabric to buy, shocker!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Just trying to sew up the summer outfits. I just did my closet maintenance, where you move all the fall and the winter to the front even though I don't want winter to come. But I did find some cute clothes that I had forgotten about.
This pattern went together very well. I just finished a dress with this same collar and it was painful. Hopefully it will fit and I can get a picture of it if the weather holds out. Sometimes global warming is good...if you live in Minnesota.