January 22, 2019

#SewTwistsandTies w/ NewLook 6345 & Butterick 6621...

...this is a catch up post of sorts.  I have been doing a little sewing, and as a matter of fact jumped in on a new challenge called #SewTwistsandTies sponsored by Meg of CookinandCraftin because it sounded like an easy and fun challenge.  I had just recently purchased Butterick 6621, had had NewLook 6348 lurking in my stash for quit a while, and wanted to put a slight dent in my infamous
knit stripped fabric collection.
I've already figured out that I am a bit obsessed with knit stripes!


It was love at first sight with this pattern, yet it has lingered in my stash for quite some time.  So now was the time to get it done.
Who doesn't love a great stripped knit skirt - I know I do.




The students said they liked it too.
I thought I'd love the wrap but turns out I didn't,


So I just cut it off and loved the tie just the same.
It's a good sewing year thus far, now to keep it up...

19 comments:

  1. I have B 6621 set aside and am waffling on which view to do. Stay tuned. I love your red skirt-it is very flattering and perfect for a teaching day. I sure miss dressing for the classroom but love being retired :-)

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    1. Mary thank you for your comment about this being flattering teach attire. I really like dressing this way for work, but I sometimes wonder if people I work with think it a bit young for my age. I'm sure if you make B6621 you will love it and I hope I enjoy retirement as much as you do - it's coming up soon.

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  2. I love it Linda! It's very flattering! That us sime serious stripe knit stash you have!

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    1. Thank you Carrie. I'm trying to knock this stash down, but no doubt when I see more stripes I'll buy more stripes (lol).

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  3. Both pieces are really fabulous!

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  4. Love both your makes. I was going through my pattern stash recently looking for something with a twist and tie to sew. Found quite a few. I am impressed by your stripe stash. It is hard to pass up a good striped fabric!

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    1. Thank you Audrey. I'm not surprised that you found more than one twist or tie pattern - there are oodles of them in my stash too. I'm a sucker for a nice stripe.

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  5. I think both garments are very nice!! I love stripes too, so I understand your dilemma, lol!

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  6. I had to stop myself from buying striped knits for awhile it got so bad. LOL!

    I really love both! The stripes play up the patterns just enough. Really fun garments!!

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    1. Thank you KS! I'm just a sucker for a great stripe.

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  7. Happy New Year, Faye Doll! I love stripes and your twist and tie challenge garments are super cute.

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  8. Love both and have to say, you do have a serious knit stripe collection!

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    1. Thank you Bunny, and can you believe I want more stripes?

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  9. Striped knits are very addictive; I had to stop buying them too! I love the NL skirt, gotta see if I can find this pattern.

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  10. Love both! They are so stylish!

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