Monday, November 06, 2006

Navy Blue Sewing

I seem to sew in theme colors, earlier in red, now in navy blue. Really it isn't a theme so much as I don't like switching thread cones on my serger! My top is
Kwik Sew 2694 and I have made it so many times. It really is a favorite. This time I made a few changes, my fabric is a navy rib knit, very little recovery. I took in 2" on the sides, still working on the right pattern size after some weight loss but some of the 2" is the fabric. I was short on fabric so, I thought, make it look like layers. Thus the white at the neck, at the sleeves and then the lace at the hem. I wore it to work and a couple people commented on my pretty shirt. Well, one was my hubby but still a compliment is a compliment!! Oh, I also added 1" to the bodice and 1" to the lower front. I really like where the bodice line now hits and the extra length is great.

Second navy sewing is a Bitty Baby outfit for my niece. I had this cut out early in the summer and just never got round to it. I am going to put in the mail for her tomorrow, she loves her dolls.

Third navy sewing isn't quite complete. I am making high school daughter a denim skirt, cute wrap around Burda with pleats. It is finish except for buttonholes and I ran out of thread, darn.

What color am I feeling next? I do have some gorgeous light blue fabric on my cutting table and above mentioned niece is getting an aunt made nightgown and doll nightgown for Christmas. One guess what color that fabric may be!!!


  1. Anonymous6:47 AM

    I love that top! What a great aunt you are. I have an aunt who made clothes for me too.

  2. Anonymous12:52 PM

    I would have complimented your shirt as well! You do such nice work, Lori! I don't have a serger, but I'm too lazy to change it on my machine at times, and that's so easy, so I completely understand. :o)

  3. Great navy blues. I like the layered look and have been contemplating doing something similar myself since I don't really need the actual layers.