October 13, 2008
END OF COLUMBUS DAY SEWCATION
Well, I FINALLY finished my Chadwick's inspired cape. This seemed like a never ending project. All my fault though with the underling, the lining, and the covered buttons, not to mention all of the hand sewing that I did. It's not perfect, but I had to call it quits at some point.
Here's the pencil skirt I made to match the cape. Made from my TNT McCall's 3830 pattern with the back hem vent. I like the cape but I am really pleased with the way the skirt turned out and it fits like a glove. I made sure I kept the length suitable to wear with boots but not to long. The outfit is made from a hunter green pointe knit. I used the bias tape waist treatment that Lisa taught me during the sewing class and following the notes that I took during the class - it turned out really smooth. Not bulky like like it often does with a facing. I really like this treatment.
I also used an invisible zipper in this skirt. I think it looks really good especially since the foot that I bought does not fit my machine (I had to order another one), and I used a really skinny regular zipper foot.
Now that this project is finished I FINALLY feel free to move on to other things, simpler construction, quick and easy projects.
I always need new tops to change things up a bit so today I made this Vogue 8477. First I made a muslin and I'm glad that I did because it turned out a little to tight
in the arms and the sides. So when I cut the fashion fabric I cut it a size larger and
eliminated some of the gathering at the bustline. I found this fabric on the 60% off table at Hancocks and bought enough to make another wrap dress because it was such a good price. I'll wear this top to work tomorrow to make me feel brand new (lol).
Lastly but certainly not least, I want to show gifts that arrived in the mail last week. This gift arrived from Angela at Sew Much To Sew, some Sew New Magazines, a Vogue Fabrics sample book and some really nice patterns that I know I will give a try. Thank you so much for sharing Angela! The jewelery came from my best friend Barbara Brooks in New York who has oddles and oddles of jewelery and decided to share some of it with me. Well, that's all for now...on with the work week....
...last night while sitting under the hair dryer conditioning my hair (I would have much rather been sewing ya'll) I entertained myself ...
...Sewing information and tutorials that recently caught my eye: An interesting conversation about choosing the correct pattern size, from...