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

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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jacket set

Pattern: Butterick 3030 view A; Loose-fitting, pullover top has neckline variations and cap sleeves, above-elbow sleeves with stitched hems, below-elbow or long
Ok, the color is very off, but I forgot to take a picture of me wearing the top and wanted to share the design.
 Pattern: Jacket Simplicity 2474
Fabric: Mauve Crepe De Chine with multi color polyester trim. This is a jacket pattern that has been made several time.

I cut this outfit last year during the Summer and finally got it completed. Normally, I have no UFO's so now I've taken care of this. It's good to save left over fabric. The trim is fabric that I previously lined another suit with. It worked perfectly.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Finally Pictures of White Pencil Skirt/Jacket

Buttterick 4747 white poplin pencil skirt & OOP McCall's 8021 Jacket
 I finally wore both pieces and the skirt is a little shorter than I'd like for sitting on the front seat.
 Both pieces are fully lined.
 The skirt still has the folds as the picture with the dress with the tucks. That's because I don't like close fitting skirts/dresses. Below the front fits perfectly and the tighter the fit the shorter it is when in a seated position.
I didn't make the lined lace tank, but considering adding a thicker lining as it's thin at the mid section.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September MAGAM Plans

Charcoal Peachskin fabric for a dress and jacket Simplicity 3505
Rushing to wear this with my pink/grey Summer hat before October.