Monday, November 28, 2016

Simplicity 8131

Simplicity 8131

The cold shoulder look is quite trendy right now and I wanted to be part of it.  Now to tell the truth I tried it once in a knit style and wasn’t thrilled with the result at all.  This time I went with  a woven blouse look.  The pattern of choice was Simplicity 8131.  This blouse calls for soft fabrics: lawn, soft cottons and crepe de chine.  Well, I had a beautiful Mood Fabrics’ crepe de chine (poly)  and thought it might be a fun look for this style.  If you want another print or a solid or a silk – Mood Fabrics’ has an amazing selection of crepe de chine.  I went with the sleeves and length of View F, the bow from View A and the hem of View A.   That is the great thing about sewing, you can make it just like you want it.

French seams were the finish of choice on my blouse and there were just  a few of those.  The side,  lower armscye, and shoulder seam, making it very simple.
Now for the other seams, the pattern does include nice bias facings for the cold shoulder openings
Simplicity 8131

I did have to work with my machine’s tension to get a nice seam for the poly crepe de chine

Simplicity 8131

I really enjoyed the process of sewing this blouse, it had simple seaming but some challenges with the bias facings and ties.  I am still on the fence on how I feel on the cold shoulder look for me but will give this a try.

Simplicity 8131

Now I have to tell you, I don't like this blouse on me at all!  It doesn't really do anything for me, the print is pretty busy and I have tension issues in the seems.  The blouse has already been donated.

Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  This garment is blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Birkin Flares

Birkin flares made with stretch denim

The Birkin Flares, a project I have put off too long.  There are so many great jeans sewn from this pattern and I had a great denim in my stash

Monday, November 14, 2016

Simplicity 8716

Simplicity 8176 in cotton sateen

A skirt but only modeled by me, this one is going to Kaitlyn.  

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Simplicity 8093

Simplicity 8093 with front notched collar made from Mood Fabrics' blue plaid wool
Hey guys, another jacket to show you! I know a surprise for sure, right?  I do love a good jacket

Monday, November 07, 2016

Sewing Room Pictures

Girls in the Garden sewing room

The sewing room is finally finished!  I unpacked the last box and quickly took pictures before I started sewing.  It is so neat and clean and organized!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Halloween Fun

Meredith and I decided the morning of Halloween to dress up while handing out candy!