Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Holidays!

It's such a wonderful time for spending time with family and friends. I'll have to admit that life has been very different without my computer. I'm really missing posting and viewing your posts on a full screen.
While things are a little different without the computer, I'm doing some sewing for family and friends. A little mending, a couple of skirts for a friend, a 1970's outfit which consists of a pair wide-legged pants and a long top, and making panties.
Speaking of panties; During a discussion with a plus size friend the problem of RTW panties not covering the extra stomach of much larger women came up. So, I've been creating Muslims and the second pair fit.
I'm curious about this issue and would love to hear your thoughts. It really does appear to be a serious problem when one thinks of the discomfort that some have from improper fitting garments. I'll suggest helping your friends and family by using your sewing machine.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MAGAM Plans for November

Simplicity 1490 fleece turquoise swing jacket and hat. My computer is on the blank so I must learn how to work from my phone until it is repaired.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pink Till the End

Pattern: Simplicity 8523 view D short sleeve blouse

I'm ending the month with a spotted pink, black, white simple top. This is it for the pink month. My hopes are that each male and female completed a self exam and those annual exams were scheduled for this year.


Fabric: Multi print ITY
Interfacing: Fusible
Alterations: A little length was added.

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Going for Pink

I picked up this peace of fabric at a thrift shop for less than $2 and decided to use it as a part of this month's collection. Well, this is not pink, but peach and it's added a flare to my wardrobe for this month of BC Awareness. The top has been worn with black slacks and a black jacket.

Pattern: Simplicity 8523 view A sleeveless top

 
The jacket has been worn with black slacks, black top, and the peach jacket.
Pattern: Simplicity 1699 Jacket
 
This will not happen again with this top. I had marked the length and cut into the fabric in the wrong area which led to a shorter length. I did consider adding to the length which would give the top some additional lines, but skipped on the idea. Don't you know I took the time to correctly adjust the pattern with the added the paper taped into position. This error also led to a shorter blouse than I had planned.
 
Hair: Two-strand twist out on shampooed and blow dried hair for date night at the college for jazz entertainment.
 

These buttons were thrifted for $0.20 the weekend before making the jacket. Once I started looking through my buttons for a match, I realized that they were perfect.






Thursday, October 16, 2014

October MAGAM Completed

Pattern: Simplicity 7596 Misses' Top, pants, skirt, and shorts: Fitted top has princess seams, button front and V-neckline with optional contrast shaped collar. A and B have long sleeves, C and D have short sleeves. Pants A, skirt B, C, and shorts D have side zipper and waistband with elastic back casing. Skirt B, C has back vent.

 Sizes: 8 - 24

I know it is easier to use patterns that have already been altered, but I have so many patterns that I've purchased that I really would like to make. This is one of my recent purchases from a thrift shop. I love the curves in the collar, the v- neck, and the v points at the hem of the jacket.

Alterations: Removed 3" from the sleeve length
                     Removed 1" from the length to waist
                     Added 3" to all jacket bodice pieces for length
                     Removed 2" from neckline to decrease depth of v
                     Added 5" to skirt length    
                     Omitted elastic in back of skirt  





Crystal buttons with a pinkest tint purchased from JoAnn Fabrics.
 
I'm considering remaking this very soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Leopard Bodice Dress

Pattern: Simplicity 2404 Missses"/Miss petite dress with pattern pieces for slim, average, and curvy fit & A,B,C, and D. Amazing Fit Collection. I made view B.


 
 
Simplicity Misses Dresses 2404Line Drawing



Fabric: antique golden sateen stretch cotton and polyester leopard print

Sizes: 8-24

Alterations: Added 4" to the length and decreased the neck to waist length by 1".

This is a lovely pattern and good for my body type. It will look a lot better with a really good pressing.
I think it looks like the pattern. It is a easy pattern to make and I highly recommend it.

Pattern: Jacket from previous post ~ Simplicity 1699 http://sewingfunthings.blogspot.com/search/label/Simplicity%201699


This dress gives me another completed outfit. Wow! This is so much fun.




 

Monday, October 6, 2014

October MAGAM Plans

I spotted a mauve opal ring. So in keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  the MAGAM theme for the month I'll make the long sleeve jacket and skirt from mauve suede which was purchased from Fabric Mart.