Monday, July 24, 2017

Simplicity 8337



Simplicity 8337, view B, a cold shoulder look,  made from Mood Fabrics' floral jersey


I just can't stop making these cold shoulder tops and I another cold shoulder pattern I am working on.


I love this look, it is fun and trendy and I want to be part of the trend.


This time it is a knit pattern, Simplicity 8337, a knit top with bodice and sleeve variations.  For my fabric I used this beautiful Mood Fabrics' black and red floral printed jersey, which is just so wonderful.  It feels great and has a good drape.
Simplicity 8337, view B, a cold shoulder look,  made from Mood Fabrics' floral jersey

Things to note with this pattern, there is a center front seam.  Simplicity probably designed it this way for View A with the front ruffles and to make the v-neck easier to construct.

Also, I made a medium but I took it in quite a bit.

Also, you can see my band on the top of the sleeve is a bit stretched.  The pattern envelope shows this band hugging the shoulder.  Honestly, I like the way it looks in my photo.
Simplicity 8337, view B, a cold shoulder look,  made from Mood Fabrics' floral jersey


Some changes for next time 
I am making between a small and a medium
I will eliminate the center front seam


I have been working on my knit tops this summer and trying out some different patterns, well this one might become part of the rotation for a basic t-shirt.  This Simplicity pattern has the option, View D, of regular sleeves.  I really like how this one fits and with the slimming the fit of the body it could be a perfect t-shirt.

Simplicity 8337, view B made from Mood Fabrics' floral jersey - back view


I did add an inch to the length of this, just the usual change for me.

Simplicity 8337, view B made from Mood Fabrics' floral jersey




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Friday, July 21, 2017

Baby Quilts


I have been on a roll making lots of baby quilts.   I like to keep several on hand for presents and my girls like to give my quilts as presents. Today's blog post are the baby quilts I have made over the last three months.  


Monday, July 17, 2017

Vogue 9260 - Jumpsuit Turned Top




Vogue 9260 jumpsuit made into a top only


Sometimes things don't turn out like the picture in your head.  This top that was a jumpsuit is just that type of picture.


I bought Vogue 9260 with the intention of making myself a fun jumpsuit.  My main problem is making a size too big, I went with a Medium and should of done a small.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Simplicity 8084 - Maxi Dress


Style Maker Fabrics' Les Fleurs Birch Floral Rayon Navy sewn into a Simplicity 8084  maxi dress, designed by Mimi G

This Maxi Dress is love at first sight and I am not sure which sight I mean.  At first sight when I initially made this pattern, first sight when this fabric arrived at my door or first sight when I put on the finished maxi dress.  I think I will just say all of the above and I so happy this maxi dress.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Navy is the Theme for Three New Tops



McCall's 6964 knit top


I tend to sew in color families, especially with knits.  I feel it saves time as I don't have to rethread the serger, sewing machine and cover stitch machine.  So today, I am sharing three navy tops.