Friday, December 21, 2012

Butterick 5296

Butterick 5296 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Butterick 5296, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

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.

Butterick 5296 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Butterick 5296, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

I love the lining, even though I hate to sew linings. The lining magically grows or shrinks every time. I also added buttons to this so I can stay warm.

Butterick 5296 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Butterick 5296, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Here is the pattern. I might use this again. I have an old blanket that might work well for this. I would omit the lining and either turn over the edges or bind the edges.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Remember this?

Simplicity 3563 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Simplicity 3563, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Version two below. I like both versions.

Simplicity 3563

Simplicity 3563 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Simplicity 3563, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Here is the new version. The fabric is from Vogue Fabrics, it is a stretch corduroy, very comfortable. I wanted to use a new pattern, but I couldn't get it to fit.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

McCalls 3718

McCalls 3718 by becky b.'s sew & tell
McCalls 3718, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Here is the dress that started the project. I like the fit and the style of the pattern, but I don't like it just by itself, so I added on until I got something I felt comfortable in.

McCalls 3718

McCalls 3718 by becky b.'s sew & tell
McCalls 3718, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

I like to wear the dress with this vest that I purchased.

McCalls 3718 and Butterick 5473

Vest and dress together, just a little too much. It was my plan to be able to mix and match, but I'm happy with two seperate outfits.

Butterick 5473 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Butterick 5473, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

The vest needs a little toning down with the green shirt. I do like this pattern and plan to use it again, maybe with some pattern mixing.

Butterick 3014

Butterick 3014 by becky b.'s sew & tell
Butterick 3014, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Here is the skirt I like to wear with the vest. Very happy I learned how to use the narrow hemmer foot.

Patterns by becky b.'s sew & tell
Patterns, a photo by becky b.'s sew & tell on Flickr.

Here is a visual for the patterns used. Most have been in the stash for quite awhile.

Saturday, December 1, 2012