Saturday, October 23, 2010

Not sure about this one...

Remember this fabric from my last post? Well here's the top, it's almost done. All I have to do is the hem on the bottom and the sleeves. Problem however, I'm just not sure I like it...but I'm going to finish it and if nothing else I'll wear it around the house on the weekends. I tried to add some interest by also using the border on the sleeves, and around the neckline
It might be the pattern but it just seems lacking...when it's finished I'll take pictures of it on me, maybe it will grow on me, we'll see.

OH, remember this. I hate UFO's so I'll usually stick with something until it's done or I decide that it's just not working out and I decide it's a wadder. That brings me to this top...from back around Spring time. Well I think I forgot to tell you all it totally became a wadder. Yeah, just had to let it go. It never did fit well so I decided it had to go. I guess "You've Got to Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em, Know When to Walk Away, and Know When to Run, as the old country song goes. This was a fold 'em and run. I think I might try it again maybe next spring cause I really like the pattern, next time I'll try a muslin first, novel idea huh.

More later, thinking of some things for Fall.

Happy Sewing!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finally Done

Well ya'll, the black & white dress is finally done, made from Butterick 5500 that I mentioned in an earlier post. Here it is open with black top & pants underneath. Sorry that this picture is dark around the bottom. It hits me right at knee length. This is it belted as a dress. Not that it took me so long to make it just finding time to sew. I was able to finish it Saturday. I was also able to make this knit top as well since I had it cut out & ready to sew. This one is from Vogue 8580, view D. It was supposed to be a tank top, I wasn't happy with it without sleeves (I don't like sleeveless tops) so I don't even know why I started to make it that way. So I put sleeves on it and made it a plain ol' top. The fabric is a wonderful soft knit, I'm not sure of the content but it feels like a silk jersey. I love the way it turned out. This picture really doesn't do it justice, the color is a lot richer.

Here's another one, almost done, it's also a soft poly knit. This one however is giving me a real workout around the neckline, it's stretching out of shape so it's giving me a fit. SO, we'll see how this one turns out, I'll keep you posted on that one. Yes, I have a black & white theme going. I love black and white, I'm working on building my wardrobe around black, white & red.

Here is one last top that I currently have cut out and ready to sew and I hope to get to it soon. Sew & Sew #5444. I'm using this fabric for this top,'s knit. I guess that my other theme lately. I will be mixing other colors in, I really do love color also but the black, white & red will be my base colors. I need to get some more pants made and start working on jackets too. So, I've got lots to do and so little time but I chuggin' along.

Hope everyone had a great and productive weekend. More later...

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