Thursday, November 21, 2013

A New Skirt

Here’s my latest project:

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Sorry for the picture quality, had to use my phone to take pix.  For more details see my blog. .

Happy Sewing . . . .

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Look 6129, skirt

 This skirt is New Look 6129.  Just a little elastic waist run-around skirt.  Full details:

Help with a skirt...

Hi all
I'm looking for a skirt pattern that has a two piece waistband. The front waistband is straight. The back waistband has elastic. The skirt back also has a zipper. Does anyone know of a current pattern with this skirt? I had one years ago and loved it because (of course) it was forgiving at the waistline. Uhhh..yeah...I'm in that season again! Lol!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

A new top completed. . .



I used the leftover pleather from my altered Vogue 1317 to make this top from a vintage patter.

For more information on this please see my blog entry.

Happy Sewing . . .

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A new Tee

I know - I know - a tee isn't that exciting. However I have not been successful in sewing a tee shirt - I have problems with fit and the neckband. So here is my success. StyleArc Pleated Pia top.

A very welcome addition to my wardrobe.

More on my blog One the Road to Sew Wear

Remake of Altered Vogue 1317

I spotted this dress and knew I wanted it (with a couple of alterations to add my own style to it); so I took my modified V1317 pattern to make it:














Link to my blog post on this dress.

Happy Sewing . . . .

Saturday, November 9, 2013

If at first you don’t succeed . . . .

My attempt at Vogue 1314 wasn’t what I  expected, so I had to find a way to recover, I altered the pattern:

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To see the original and what changes I made check here.


Happy Sewing . . . .

The Perfect Shopping Accessories . .

What do you take with you when you go shopping for groceries and other non-clothing items:

Although it's not a garment, they are the perfect shopping accessory and a great way to use up the stash. (The shopping bag at my blog)

Happy Sewing . . . .

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Completed WIP (Work in Progress)

Here is another outfit I finished from a vintage pattern that I have in my stash.

For details select this link to go to my blog.

Happy Sewing . . . .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Still Sewing . . .

I know I haven't been posting much, but I'm still sewing . . . .

This is my latest completion made from pattern #112 in the BurdaStyle May, 2013 issue.
There's more details on my blog.

Happy Sewing . . . .

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Little White Skirt

Just a simple sewing job - a simple white stretch twill skirt for summer.  More details here:

Sarah Liz

Needed some aztec print in my wardrobe for fall

Couldn't wait to get McCall's 6844 made up

So I searched around to find an aztec print knit.  It's made of a nice pontederoma - one of my favorite fabrics because it's soft and so easy to work with. Here's my rendition of the pattern which I think turned out pretty nice.
Here I've  paired with a black MimiG pencil skirt made last Fall. 

I also wanted to make a pencil skirt from the same fabric that I do not plan on wearing with the jacket, but think both pieces make wonderful additions to my Fall Wardrobe.
Aztec print pencil - another one from the MimiG's tutorial.  How easy does it get!
I'll be able to come up with several different combinations using the two pieces separately - which in my book is a winning situation...