Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekend Sewing and Plans this Week


I worked on a luxe sweatshirt yesterday, using this Burda Style pattern  with a few changes

I am using a piece of leftover fabric from this top

I only had enough for the front only, here is the neckline.  I used interlock for the rest.

Just a quick picture on my dressform

I did several adjustments, narrowed the sleeve, took it in at the middle,.and took some in on the shoulders.  This was just a test run for some other fabric.   It turned out okay and the next one will be better.  It is a bit tricky with this type of garment and fabric.  Using the non-stretch fabric for the front and back will eliminate it from being too fitted.  I do like the look of this one with the set on sleeves and I also like the look of a raglan sleeve.  Take a look at Lynne's luxe sweatshirt, love it, too.


Next up on the sewing table, a Halloween costume for the little guy

It has been several years since I have made costumes, but it will be fun to make one again.  He is going to be a dinosaur, so I have to combine two patterns - Simplicity 1767 for the costume and Simplicity 1765 for the tail and  spikes.

It will be fun to see how he likes wearing his costume and the dressing up process.  

I have a funny story to share about Meredith, she was probably 2-3/4 years old and had on her costume.  We loaded everyone up into the van and headed to a neighbor's house.  The girls always received a huge bag of treats from this neighbor.  Well, Meredith wasn't really sure what this was all about and didn't want to walk to the door.  After much coaxing from Paige and Erin, she headed up with them.  Kaitlyn was just happy to follow along.  After getting their treats, Meredith was the first one back to the van.  She walked up between the seats, grabbed her daddy's shirt and said, "Drive Daddy, more candy!"  It was the funniest thing.  

Tomorrow at Mood Sewing Network will be my leopard coat.

18 comments:

  1. Lovely top! I loved your Halloween story about Meredith. Kids can say the funniest things. I am helping my daughter with costumes for her twins. I think Mary Moppins and a peacock are their choices. It's a busy time.

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    1. What cute costumes for your twins. Have fun.

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  2. Love your Luxee Lori! This might just pull me over into the Luxe sweatshirt trend - that is if I can find something shiny around the house!

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    1. Thank you, Faye. They are fun and comfy sweatshirts. Hope you make one.

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  3. Love the Luxe sweatshirt! The contrast black sleeves really make it.

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  4. I love how you've done the sweatshirt in contrasting fabrics. I can't wait to see pictures of your tiny dinosaur! Very cute story about Meredith. I think this may be the last year my daughter goes trick or treating.

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    1. Thank you, Shar, it is sad when they are done trick or treating.

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  5. Cute top and I cannot wait to see the leopard coat!

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    1. Thanks, the coat is up at Mood and will be here on Wed.

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  6. When my boys were little I had to make 2 dinosaur costumes with the tails and spikes. They wanted the gloves and the feet too. One was so jealous I had to make another. And they wore them to death. It was also smart because it can be cold here on Halloween. They were warm as dinosaurs! You bring back happy memories. Have fun sewing for your little guy.

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    1. Thanks for sharing the story, I bet you had two happy boys for sure.

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  7. That gorgeous fabric is distracting me from thoughts of my planned fabric inventory cleanup/out/purge!

    Laurel

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    1. It is pretty nice fabric :)

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  8. Love the idea of a luxe sweatshirt - thanks! the pattern on burda is pretty! your story of long ago Halloween is great, she was focused!

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    1. Thanks, Coco, she was focused and it was to remember such a funny story.

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  9. I love this and especially how you used the contrasting fabrics. Did you leave off the bottom bands? I like your version much better than the magazine.

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    1. Thanks, Levone, I changed the bottom to be a solid band.

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