Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Yes, I do Remember How to Sew Clothing and a Box of Sewing Goodness

First, a pair of pants, Ottobre Woman 5/2007 #6, Marlene pants, I have made these 3 times now. Carolyn would call these a TNT pattern and she is so right. I wanted a new pair of pants for dinner out with friends. I cut these out Saturday morning, stitched them up, oldest daughter was home and pinned them up to hem them. Funny story, she is 5' 3-3/4" tall, I am 5'9". Well, I had added enough length to cuff them and I asked her, she replied, "no, cuffs make your legs look shorter." I replied, "yes, I have that problem all the time!". Ignore the top in the picture, it was a cheap knit and it stretched out of shape beyond saving. Fabric for the pants came from Gorgeous Fabric. My pants looked and felt wonderful and it was fun to have something new to wear.

Next the cute shirt and dress from BWOF 1/2009 #106 - either a dress or a top. I made both.

Just wrote a review at Pattern Review

Then the sewing goodness, you ask? Well, over at Birgitte's blog, Bubblegum 4 Breakfast, I was the first to guess what jacket pattern she was using for her jacket. Isn't it incredible?
Well, my box arrived today and it was packed full of some incredible, wonderful, marvelous fabrics. My camera didn't record the colors the best but here they are. Beautiful, I tell you.
From left to right:
A silk scarf, hand rolled by Brigitte, under it is a teal silk lining for a skirt, which is the next fabric, a shimmery quilted fabric, then the teal wool/lycra from a jacket, with a vintage striped silk for the jacket.
Here is a close-up of the scarf, spectacular.
The fabric was all labeled, so I know content and idea for use.
More, yes, I said more. Interfacing, a cream sateen cotton for a blouse, buttons, thread, and zipper.
I am so overwhelmed with this box and feel so very special to have received such a gift. The colors are perfect and my favorite shade, I can only hope I am able to do all this justice with great sewing and the perfect pattern.
Thank you again, Birgitte.


  1. WOW Lori....

    The pants are fabulous..and look terrific on you! The dress and top are gorgeous... LOVE the colors.

    What a GREAT box of goodies...can't wait to see what you make with them.

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

  2. Now the pressure is on to make a fabulous something from that gorgeous fabric! What inspiration you've got there!

  3. Ok, heading over to PR to check out your review of the BWOF top and dress. It's on my list.

  4. Those pants look FANTASTIC! I'm curious about the fabric content, it looks beautiful. And I can see why you chose teal, that shirt is DARLING on you and I bet the dress is too.
    Enjoy the fabric and don't feel pressure. Just look at them now and then and take time to dream- my favorite pastime :))

  5. You have been busy!! Very classy pants. Great fit! Love the color of the top. Looks so nice on you. Dress is so pretty. Amazing what can come of one pattern. Two entirely different garments.

  6. So much in this post, where to start? You can't beat TNT pants, they look great as do your dress and top from Jan BWOF. I'm pushing that one up my to-do list. And those fabrics from Birgitte, wow, how incredibly generous of her - can't wait to see what you do with them.

  7. Lucky you - what a fabulous package! Your pants look great, it must be great to have a TNT pants pattern. Nice top and dress too :) You have been busy!

  8. What a kewl package!!! You must be over the moon! And doesn't having a TNT make sewing sooooo much easier...the pants look great.

  9. Love the pants and what a wonderful gift!!