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.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Silver Crinkle Skirt

Pattern: Simplicity 2516 flounce skirt view E
 
Sizes: 8-24
Fabric: Silver Crinkle Polyester with polyester lining
Alterations: Added lining
Simplicity Misses Skirts 2516
The addition of the lining really gives this lightweight fabric a nice weight.
 
 
Maybe you remember this jacket which was worn with the royal blue dress. Well, now I have a complete outfit.
 
Jacket: Butterick 5714 view B with added ruffles http://sewingfunthings.blogspot.com/2014/04/dressed-for-wedding.html


Line Drawing

 
Yes, I'm loving this outfit. Of course the slanted cut of the sleeves are awesome. I can see adding several of these skirts to my wardrobe. It will be easier getting in an SUV than straight cut skirts with no stretch and don't forget coverage when in a seated position.
 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Pink and Grey Plans turned Grey

Pattern: OOP Simplicity 3505 Misses'/Miss Petite Dress or Top, Pants or shorts, Jacket. I've had this pattern for a few years.
                                   

Fabric: Grey Peachskin which is polyester, very soft, and silky.
                                                                                                        
Dress front has a yoke that I had planned to use pink silk, but it was too thin and didn't look just right after pressing the interfacing to the fabric. It also has darts that are formed from the armhole edge stitched in a downward position and a center pleat. The back of the dress has tucks instead of darts and a vent at the hemline which I normally refer to as a kick pleat.

 For those of you who still have a flattering waistline a belt made of the same fabric would be complimentary.

Alterations: Pockets were not added.
                                                 
 
 Jacket has front pleats beneath the bust point and a center back pleat.

Sewing with Peach skin requires a very sharp needle. One must test the stitches to avoid puckering. Hand sewing is also a slow process because of the tight weave of the fabric.

 
I really do like this pattern and would recommend it for it's versatility. I'm really interest in this pant pattern.
 
Simplicity  3505

 
Simplicity  3505
Simplicity  3505