Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Round Robin Quilt

I have mentioned my quilt club and our projects.  This latest quilt is right up there with one of my very favorites. This one is round robin style and each month the owner of the quilt shop had pattern for the next border/section.
Round robin quilt made in navy and aquas

The first month was the middle block and we were told to purchase about 5 yards of a background fabric.  I selected a gray for my background

Monday, January 26, 2015

Vogue 8840 - Ponte Knit

I mentioned in my first Vogue 8840 post I was going to try it in a ponte knit, well here that one is
Vogue 8840 top using Ponte knit and topstitching

On this version, I used the center front and center back seams to add some interest to the knit

Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Fashion Inspiration - 14

Anyone in the mood for dresses?  Hope so that is what we are doing today!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Vogue 8840 - Stripe knit

I really like to sew knits and sometimes use them when the pattern calls for a woven.  Vogue 8840 is such a pattern but I loved the look of the top.  The fabric recommendations are synthetic suede, charmeuse and men's
suiting.  I went with a lighter weight, lycra/cotton knit.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Cowl Neck Top by So Sew Easy

With my recent year-end post, I reflected on my 2014 makes and my goals for 2015.  The most important goal was to sew for my lifestyle.  I pondered on that goal and decided in my own little head to expand on that goal and include filling in the holes in my wardrobe.
Rayon jersey knit Cowl Neck by So Sew Easy purchased from Indiesew

The first hole was knit tops with a dressy look particularly to wear with some drapey cardigans that have been added thanks to some beautiful gifts and sales.