2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

December 31, 2016

BIDDING AULD LANG SYNE...

...with new project plans.  Don't you just love visiting Vogue Pattern's website? - I do!  Of all the Big 4 it's classy, and intriguing, and always yields excitement and surprise (IMHO).  There is always something to go ahhhhh about when you click on that site.   I am so very glad that I finally got over the fear of using Vogue Patterns!   For my next project I'll be using this pattern to make a midi length cape for my Mother
 
using this Taupe Wool and this bright Silky Print as lining.

What will be your first project for 2017???

23 comments:

  1. That lining will go beautifully with the taupe wool. This cape is going to be gorgeous. I am hoping my first project in 2017 will be a pair of jeans...we shall see!

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    1. Thank Tomasa. I'll be working hard to make this cape a success. Jeans is something that I need to make too

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  2. Thank Tomasa. I'll be working hard to make this cape a success. Jeans is something that I need to make too.

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  3. Happy New Year, Faye! I love Vogue patterns, too, but my first 2017 project will be a basic fitted dress made with an OOP Butterick pattern.

    Summer

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    1. I'm such a nosy seamstress Summer. I always want to know what everybody else is making. Can't wait to see your new Butterick dress - I've added you to my bloglovin feed.

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  4. I've mentally shifted to spring.... I even bought a pair of sandals.

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    1. You go girl! Nothing wrong in getting a head start on the next season.

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  5. Your mom will love the cape.. The wool is so pretty..
    I made a simple skirt yesterday [of course that was still 2016 smile]. I
    have cut out a dress for my 18 yr old granddaughter today.. So, I will make that as my first sewing project.
    Happy new year.

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    1. Great plans Judy, I will look forward to seeing your makes on your blog!

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  6. That's a great fabric combination! Your mom will love it! I actually bought myself 4 new dresses really cheap from China; I've made the 2 sweater dresses fit right, and they're so snuggly! The other 2 will wait for a bolt of energy, maybe later today or tomorrow. And I have plans for that red satin dress which didn't make it to the cutting table for Christmas, to maybe get done for my daughter's bridal shower in February.

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    1. I love snuggly Marjie. I look forward to your new red satin dress.

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  7. Wow!! Can't wait to see it!!

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    1. Your cape was beautiful Carol. I'm going to try and do a really good job on this for my Mother.

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  8. Nice Ms. Faye! I love that jazzy lining too! I'm currently working on my first project of the year… It's going to be a semi formal dinner dress for and upcoming event. Good luck with your mom's coat and I can't wait to see the finished results (I know your mom is happy you're working on something for her too, LOL!)

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    1. Thank you Myra! I'll be trying to do my best with my Mother's cape. Can't wait to see your new dinner dress!

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  9. Happy New Year Faye!!! I started my crazyfloralpants on New Year's Eve and finished them today!

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    1. I saw them on Instagram - Gorgeous with back pockets matched to a tee!

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  10. Oooh this looks fun! I can't wait to see it worked out.

    I cut out a new project yesterday so my first project of 2017 will be a knit vest. Simple but cute and functional :)

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    1. KS you are a real producer in the sewing room! Can't wait to see your knit vest.

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  11. Happy New Year! I have that cape pattern too, but I haven't used it yet. I am looking forward to seeing your new project:)

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    1. I actually have a problem buying repeat patterns although I try very hard to keep my pattern list updated. I already had 2 of the same patterns and then a friend gave me some patterns and this pattern was included so now I have 3. I do hope that the cape comes out really good because it is a gift for my Mother. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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  12. Happy New Year! I feel the same way about Vogue Patterns, and I totally had a fear of them for a long time. I remember one year having a specific goal "make something with a Vogue pattern." And then I did, and it was not nearly as intimidating as I thought. The things you learn! Your Mom's cape looks like it will have a super fun lining! My first project of the new year are the two dresses for my Day and Night Dress Challenge I'm hosting. The day dress is a PR Winter Street dress with added embroidery and a sleeve hack involving zippers, and my night look is a plain black Jalie Bella Dress that I'm adding a lace overlay skirt and lace bolero to.

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    1. Wow Elizabeth you've got your Day/Night dresses all planned out. Can't wait to see!

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