Monday, November 23, 2015

McCall's 7093 - Silk

McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk


As I have said before, I like to keep my thread on the serger and sew several things that will work with that colorway.  I had a light brown on the serger from my Morris Blazer


I went to my fabric stash shelves and only one possibility, this Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk Woven and I knew it would be great in McCall's 7093, a semi-fitted top/tunic 

McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk


This pattern has been in my collection since the release and I really thought I would get it made this summer.  What do they say about best laid plans?  Initially, the pockets as in View B were cut for my top.  After some consideration, I decided I didn't like how they hung on the shirt and wanted a smoother look.  In all reality I will wear this for the next few months with a cardigan or oversized sweater, no need for pockets.
McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk

I did stretch the fabric a bit on my right side, the seam between the right side piece and the front.  I think a washing will help this but it might always be an issue.  

Eyes closed but good picture of the back and the high-low hem, which I think is a nice subtle high-low hem.  

McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk

All the seams were stitched on my sewing machine and then finished on the serger.  This top goes together so quickly but looks great when finished.

I have been disappointed with my photos of late and spent some time researching how fashion bloggers take their photos.  I always have to use a tripod and either the remote or the self-timer.  I found the best advice was to use a different lens.  I own this lens,a prime 50mm 1:1.8 (mine is similar for  T2 Canon)

These turned out so much better after some experimenting with shutter speed and ISO.  From what I read, aperature should be no lower than 4.0. 

I included this picture, even with my silly pose, to show the snow on the tree on the left.  Isn't that pretty?  We had a small snow on Saturday morning and it was gone this afternoon.  The snow was just enough to get me ready to pull out the Christmas decorations.  That is my plan after work tomorrow.

McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk

One more photo, I did some print mixing  - striped cardigan with my printed top.  How do you like Junior?   Yes, I did play some ball with him, I couldn't resist that face!

McCall's 7093 top in Mood Fabrics' Jason Wu Silk
Now it is time for white thread on my serger, I really need a couple of white blouses?  How do you plan your garments and their order?
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16 comments:

  1. Lori, that color is just perfection on you (and that tree looks unreal!).

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  2. What a great fall color on you! I love those types of tops that you can wear all year long. I don't really put much thought into changing threads on my serger. It doesn't take much time to change them out, really, but if it is "close enough" I will just leave it, too. ;) I need to finish up some charity sewing by next Monday, so that will be my focus the next few days. Once that is done, then I have some holiday dress sewing to do. I need to make a dress for my daughter for her orchestra performance, and perhaps a dress shirt for my son, too. Lots to do, as usual.

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    1. Oh, what does she play in the orchestra? I had a viola player and an cello player. Good luck on the sewing. I am feeling very behind!

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  3. My DH just bought me a new Nikon Coolpix 840. More bells and whistles than I have ever know with a camera. Where did you research info for better photos. I have a lot to learn. I got a tripod also but do not think this camera has a remote control. So using self timer.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I just put in my search engine - fashion blogger photography tips. There are lots. I bought a remote at Amazon - you can find them $10 to $20

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  4. Love the blouse, it looks like a year rounder to me-always a good thing! I am terrible at planning my sewing. I went back to work and needed a complete professional wardrobe at the same time I became interested in sewing again after 20 years. I literally need an entire winter wardrobe for work. I was able to buy an entire summer wardrobe during summer sales in August, but now it's winter. All new shoes, belts, everything. I've sewn two skirts, three dresses, and a top. I have another dress cut out, and another skirt ready to cut out. I'm not planning especially well because I need everything, so I'm just sewing what appeals to me at the moment.

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    1. thanks, Carla. You have been doing lots of great sewing, nice job on a new professional wardrobe.

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  5. This is a lovely top - I have that pattern, gotta get goin' on a top!

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    1. thanks, Cherie - it is quick to sew.

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  6. I've been meaning to make this top! I don't know why, but I hadn't thought of making it in a print. Cute! Also, completely distracted by the pooch.

    Also, plan? Hahahaha... That means me daydreaming about awesome ways to match up my fabric stash and pattern stash, outlining the process in my head, calendaring it, and then cutting out something completely different when it comes down to it. I do try to switch up the type of garment and not make dress after dress after dress.

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    1. Thanks, Sara, your sewing plans sound like my sewing plans.

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