Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dreams and Plans for Fall sewing...

I was hoping to sew this weekend but came down with a cold this week and just didn't feel up to it.  I did however get several pieces of fabric ready to sew.  I pre-washed fabric this weekend out the ying/yang...LOL 
Tote of knit fabric to be pre-washed
and still have a little more to do.  It's a job that sometimes I'm tempted to bypass but have learned better down through the years. BUT, to top it off I just found out my dryer just gave up the ghost, I think the heating element just went out.  I'm so glad I did my regular laundry first.
So, here what I'm planning for fall so far...

I plan on making the 3/4 length top out of these three knit pieces below, unfortunately the colors aren't coming across very well, these are a lot more vibrant in person...

This is another stack that I pre-washed this weekend.  The grey and black on the bottom will be a cardigan and I think I can get a skirt out of it too. The red & black are the same weave design just one is really small and the other a bit larger.  So the larger design red & black pieces will be a cardigan and the piece with the smaller design a skirt and cardigan. The green & black is a light weight knit and will be perfect for a wrap dress.

So to mix and match with these I'll make skirts and tops and probably one cardigan out of this black knit stack below...
 Here are a couple more patterns I plan to use, just have to decide which fabric for which pattern.

Well let's see if I can make some of my dreams come true.  I hope to get back in my sewing room at least by next weekend and make it lease some of IT.

More later,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I Found my way back...

Hope you all are having a nice weekend, I've been meaning to get this post up since last weekend. I've had problems getting the pictures taken because of my camera remote, then I was dealing with lighting.  So I decided to give it a try in my kitchen and finally got these pictures.  I feel like I've found my way back to my happy sewing place. So, I did get a little sewing in last weekend, but boy am I slow, I've got to get up to speed.  I worked on this top but I cut the top little too large, especially around the neckline and shoulders.
So I made adjustments to how large it was in general but I won't mess with the shoulders and neckline. Here's the top on me...but the picture above is more true to the color.
This was a practice run and I 'll know better next time.  I will wear it for weekend wear.  Another thing I'm not to fond of is that big square (with the little squares) hitting right on my left boob...I really don't need that there...LOL!  The pants (from my last post) came out just fine, so at least I accomplished something.  I've found my sewing to hang on to it.  So, I'll be back with more later.

Happy Sewing!
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