Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Kwik Sew 2966- Mood Fabric Instagram Purchase


This blouse started way back in May when Mood Fabrics posted this lovely Nanette Lepore fabric in Instagram.  I called right away to order the fabric and it has been sitting in my sewing room just waiting for me to sew it into a garment.

One thing that surprised me when I received the fabric, it is had cut out sections in the fabric.  Here is the picture with my lining fabric behind it.

I knew I would have to line this fabric and found a quilting cotton that matched reasonably well.


I decided to used Kwik Sew 2966 from my pattern collection using View B (the white one in picture).  Now this blouse is short, I added 1-1/2" to the blouse and I will only be able to wear it with skirts and pants that have a higher rise.  Think above the navel.


Here is the blouse on me with a ponte black skirt.  I did safety pin the blouse at the center front wrap and will be adding a snap to this part.




For interfacing, I used another piece of the lining fabric.  The collar band is the lining fabric only.


This is a fabulous pattern and it went together very quickly.  Just pay attention to the length issue.

Meet my new dog, Junior.  He belongs to Erin and her hubby but they decided he likes being a farm dog so much that he should stay here.  It is fine with us, he is a great dog and likes to be in the pictures.  Usually, I tell him to sit by the camera and he doesn't move until I am done.  Tonight I just let him be part of the action, it was a 100 degrees and I was taking some quick pictures.


Back to construction details:  the lining

For the front, I put the wrong side of the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric.  I stitched the hem, ties and the front wrap.  Turning to the wrong side and pressed.  This finished the front edge, ties and hem all in one step.  

Another change from the KS pattern, the ties were the same length and the top was tied in the middle back.  I didn't want that knot in the middle of my back when I sat.  One tie I lengthened so it would wrap around my back and to the side  Another change was to leave an opening on the left side seam to slip the tie through.  

Now to see which pair of pants and/or jeans will work with this top.  If I don't have anything that will work, I will just make a pair!

21 comments:

  1. Great match of fabric with the pattern. Looks very nice on you.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I thought long and hard to get the right combination.

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  2. Great make and a perfect match on the lining fabric.
    Out of interest... what do you have behind your back that Junior is so interested in?!

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    1. I think it is my tie of the blouse he is sniffing. Thanks

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  3. This is a really gorgeous piece of fabric. Mood's Instagram pictures are starting to do me in too! Did you see the Valentino eyelet?

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn, yes I saw the Valentino- gorgeous.

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  4. How cute Lori! I lurve the fabric, cutouts and all!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, it is a wonderful piece of fabric.

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  5. That fabric is awesome! Mood's Instagram can be a bit dangerous at times, huh? ;)

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    1. thanks, Lauren, yes it can be dangerous.

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  6. This is one of my favorites that I've ever seen you make (can't figure out how to say that grammatically!) The combination of those abstract fan shapes in those colors, contrasting with the black skirt really pulls the eye in, and the choice of blouse pattern is spot on. The look is very complimentary with your figure and coloring too.

    Of course, it's probably Junior that really adds the right touch. You can see what a sweet dog he is, just from his posture. And I'm sure he earns his keep herding cows (maybe unexpectedly sometimes?) and digging for gophers, etc. Don't know if you have gophers out your way. If you don't, let me know and we'll be happy to send you some.

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    1. Thank you, it is a distinctive fabric. Junior likes to keep in the yard and so far does not dig at all. My flowers appreciate that.

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  7. Love your top, I would have never notice the cut out in the fabric had you not mentioned it. Great idea to change the tie to the side.

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    1. thanks, Joen, I had not noticed the cutouts in the instagram photo. It all turned out great.

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  8. This is so cute! I love the print-- the color combo is so fun! Junior is adorable. :)

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    1. Thanks so much. It is fun colors. I love junior he is the best.

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  9. You always pick the best fabrics! Great idea to switch up the tie. I have a shirt that ties in back and it can be so uncomfortable. My dog loves to photo bomb too. Whenever the camera comes out, he's right there (and much more photogenic than me)!

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    1. Thanks, Shar, Dogs can have their own unique personalities.

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  10. Wow! That fabric is just too wonderful for words! One day I will visit Mood Fabrics... and be very very broke! I love your top (the colours really suit you) and Junior clearly agrees!

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    1. Thank you, one day I will visit Mood, too. I hear the amount of fabric in the store is amazing. Saving my money :)

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  11. That is such prety fabric (and top)! It looks as if you have a treat in your pocket, junior is checking that side hard! :)

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