Monday, April 23, 2018

Style Maker Fabrics' Expo Sewing - Morris Blazer and Hadley Top

Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer made with Style Maker Fabrics' Watercolor Crepe Knit with Hadley top in blue modal shirting


Sewing fun is new clothes and helping a friend and that is what these two pieces are.





In February, Michelle of Style Maker Fabrics asked a group of us to help with some Sewing Expo sewing.  I jumped at the chance and went with this beautiful combination which Michelle had selected.

The first garment is Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer, which I have made many times for myself and one of my daughters.  With this previous sewing knowledge, sewing this blazer was quick and easy.



Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer made with Style Maker Fabrics' Watercolor Crepe Knit with Hadley top in blue modal shirting

One thing I do like to do, is this tutorial for the facings, a clean finish facing. I love the look of the facings with this finish and it looks great, especially when you jacket blows open.



The fabric for my Morris is Watercolor Floral Knit Crepe (blue) and it comes in purple and coral 

Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer made with Style Maker Fabrics' Watercolor Crepe Knit with Hadley top in blue modal shirting




Here is a close up of the garments.
Grainline Studio's Morris Blazer made with Style Maker Fabrics' Watercolor Crepe Knit with Hadley top in blue modal shirting




The second part of my outfit is Grainline Studio's Hadley Top in a Sueded Modal Blend Shirting.  This Shirting does come in  so many beautiful colors.

Now in a Grainline Studio pattern, I usually make a size 6, well, really almost always.  I did make this pattern in the 6 and it is a bit tight in the bust but really tight in the armholes, they are high and very tight.  Uncomfortable tight.  I have passed then onto my daughter, Meredith.  I will order more of this fabric and make myself another one.  The Hadley has a great center front seam detail, bust darts, neckline options and sleeve options.


Grainline Studio's Hadley Tank made with Style Maker Fabric's Modal Shirting
I went with sleeveless version and round neck.  I did lower the neckline and probably will lower it a bit more next time.

Grainline Studio's Hadley Tank made with Style Maker Fabric's Modal Shirting


I loved helping out a sewing friend and thanks, Michelle for asking me to be a part of the Expo.  It was fun to see the photos from the Expo and see my garments there.  The Expo at Puyallup, WA is on my bucket list to do and read all about this year's expo on Style Maker Fabrics' blog


I did make a small purse for the Expo and will put that up on another blog post.

Happy sewing to you all.


7 comments:

  1. Puyallup is on my bucket list too - it looks amazing!

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    1. I hope to go in the next couple of years.

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    2. I am going in 2019. We already have our hotel booked because they fill up so quickly. I decided it was time to just do it, so a couple of us are taking off from work and going. I can't wait! Join us.

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  2. I worked the Stylemakers booth at the expo. That blazer was one of the big hits and sold out the morris pattern and all the fabric Michele had! She was selling the pattern on back order and was telling people to check the website when she would get more fabric in. It was the most popular color way although the coral and gray came in a close second. It is beautiful on you and thanks for the tips. I am sewing my own Hadley and Morris soon.

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    1. How fun to work the booth. The fabric for this blazer is amazing and I can see how Michelle has sold so much. Thank you so much.

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  3. I am glad to read your review of the Hadley top as I had a similar experience. Your garments are lovely.

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    1. It is so nice to hear when others have the same problems, nice to know it wasn't something that was my mistake during construction. Thanks so much.

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