Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vogue 9227 - Stripe Knit

Vogue 9227 made in a cotton knit stripe and contrasting pique knit neckband and trim


Vogue 9227 has been on my list to make since it first came out.  This shirt came about after two fabrics just fell together when I was planning some knit seperates

Friday, November 10, 2017

Burdo 6458 - Cotton Voile

Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' Cotton Voile - great pattern for statement sleeves


I am still really enjoying the year of the sleeve!  This time a Burda pattern, which I don't sew very often but should look at them more often



This pattern is Burda 6458 and my fabric is this luscious voile -

Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' Cotton Voile - great pattern for statement sleeves


I added 1" to the sleeves and 1 inch to the body.  I am going to shorten the top by 2" after wearing this top once.  It is just a bit too long and I have trouble getting the partial front tuck just right!

The voile is a bit sheer but not as sheer as some other voile fabrics I have used.  It did sew beautifully and I am wanting to make all things wine and maroon this season.  Well, throw some pumpkin color in, too.

Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' cotton voile - sleeve ties and large cuffs for a great statement sleeve

The pattern calls for an elastic casing at the sleeve cuff and the sleeve.  I tried on the top and found this unnecessary. The pattern envelope shows the sleeves at mid-forearm but with winter coming on I wanted long sleeves, another inch might be good for a true a the wrist bone long sleeve

Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' cotton voile - sleeve ties and large cuffs for a great statement sleeve


The top is a round neck and just slips right over your head, a simple facing for the neckline.  I know some sewists don't care for a facing but in this instance with the lighter weight fabric I don't mind it.  The facing calls for interfacing but I did not want white interfacing to show through, so I used two layers of the voile.  This worked very nicely.

A couple more pictures of the sleeves, thank you wind.
Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' cotton voile - sleeve ties and large cuffs for a great statement sleeve


Another fun blouse and I keep thinking about wearing it with my velvet bomber jacket

Well, actually, I should see if the colors go together!  What do you think?.

Burda 6458 in Mood Fabrics' cotton voile





Tuesday, November 07, 2017

McCall's 7429

McCall's 7429 in jersey knit from Style Maker Fabrics


The wedding is over, last daughter of four is married and it was so beautiful.  I promise pictures soon!
I took last week to catch up on the house and get ready for a baby shower at my house this past Sunday for 50 people!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sapporo Coat in Double Sided Fabric

Sapporo Coat made with Mood Fabrics



Fall time which means I can make a new coat, I love making coats! 

Monday, October 23, 2017

IndieSew Cardison Jacket and Key Largo Top

Indiesew Cardison and Key Largo top made with Scuba knit and rayon jersey


A couple of casual pieces for the beautiful fall weather