Monday, June 30, 2008

First comes the Tops

I made a couple of tops and a jacket. First up, I finally made the top and jacket from Simplicity 3800, both pieces are made out of a black knit. I think that Erica B. used this same pattern a while back. I got the idea to make the top and jacket from her, because the ones she made came out so cute. This pattern is part of the Threads collection, but I think that it is actually out of print now. However I always say better late than never. I wonder if it would be possible to sew all of the the patterns that I have at least once before they go out of print. Hmmmm......I don't think so!! I have way too many patterns to even attempt to try such a feat.

The second top I made is New Look 6753 View C. I bought this fabric back in March I think during PR weekend and since I had so much left over I plan to make a dress out of it also at some point. This upcoming 4th of July weekend I am planning on making a black and white skirt and a solid black skirt to go with these tops and maybe a few other things if I have time.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fair is fair

I decided to make a dress that I can wear to work, since I made a dress that is just for the weekends. "It's so easy" Simplicity pattern 3724 is so easy!!!!!! I made View B, which is the shorter length dress. I think that I could whip out a couple of these suckers in a matter of hours. I used a linen mix cream and black fabric that has been in my stash for 2 years!! Ahh....... now I have one less item in my stash and one one in my closet. As an added bonus the dress goes well with my Vogue 2817 wardrobe pattern jacket. I might be getting my mojo back after all??

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's been a while

It's actually been a long long while. I sort of lost interest in my linen wardrobe that I was making, so I stopped working on it and pretty much everything else. I will go back to it before the summer is over hopefully otherwise it will go into my UFO bin. Oh no Oh no!!! The truth is I haven't really been sewing much. In fact, I have only been sewing about half as much as I normally would. I have cut out several patterns, but that is about it. I don't know if it is the lazy days of summer that got a hold of me or what? Anyway, to get myself going again and in honor of summer, I decided to make a weekend dress to lay around in, do whatever in or here's an idea...........maybe I will sew in it! I made McCalls 5653 View A. I used 7/8 in slate blue grosgrain ribbon to make the button rosettes and then sewed decorative buttons on top.