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A change in plans...BURDA 7576

So...I didn't have enough fabric to make the blouse out of V8772. I made the blouse from BURDA 7576 instead.... I'm not sure I still love the print, but it will work.





The Next Skirt & Top

Vogue 8772 and Butterick 5249 are on the cutting room table.  I will be using french seams on the blouse.  I'm very excited about the blouse.  I'm using view A for the skirt.  I'll save the pleated pockets for another time.





New Look 6150

I love this pattern!

Pattern Description:
Mock wrap fitted top with rouching at waist and sleeves.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes....thank goodness!

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the style and fit.

Fabric Used:
Matte jersey print (which i loved)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I think the pattern runs a bit large.  I made the side seams larger because it was a little full.  It calls for 1/4" elastic for the sleeves.  I might consider the clear elastic seen in some RTW in the future.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely.  It will be a "go to pattern" in my collection.



Vogue 8750 Complete

Yay!! I'm done and I love the pattern....


Pattern Description:
Fitted and flared skirt in various lengths

Pattern Sizing:

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, they were easy to follow.  Construction was easy as well.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think the pattern is great.  The edge stitching/edge stitching is a great detail on the pattern.  The curved seams are also a beautiful detail.

Fabric Used:
Moleskin.  It is the first suggested fabric for the skirt.  It was perfect, however, I'm not a fan of having to top stitch moleskin.  The pattern calls for edge stitching, however, my was a bit wider.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None.  The waist requires grosgrain ribbon for stabilizing and it works great!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely!  However, I probably wouldn't use moles…

Making progress...Vogue 8750

The skirt (Vogue 8750) has come along nicely. I love the details in the pattern. The moleskin has been easy to work with. It doesn't, however, respond well to topstitching. I had planned to make two skirts, but I think I'll use another pattern for the next skirt.








Our NEW 2013 Sewing Challenge!

Hi,

A team of excellent sewists and creatives are joining for a new challenge that begins on April 1, 2013.  Here are the details:

This blog will host a year long challenge for home sewers who want to commit to ONE YEAR of sewing to build their wardrobe. The challenge begins on April 1, 2013 and will run until March 30, 2014. Our challenge is to avoid purchasing clothing. We will encourage each other to make the elements of our wardrobe through various strategies and monthly challenges. We would love for you to join us!  The blog is Join the Challenge: Sew Your Own Wardrobe For a Year!



Vogue 8750--The Moleskin Skirt

So who knew I would actually have the very fabric recommended for the skirt in my stash?  I picked up two pieces of moleskin at Hancock's recently.  Both pieces are intended to match a knit print for a top I'm making.  I've had Vogue 8750 for a while now and thought it would perfect for the skirt.  As it happens, moleskin is the first recommended fabric.  I'm excited about the project; however, I'm not a fan of grosgrain ribbon instead of waistband facings.  I'm going to try it anyway....  I spent this evening cutting it out--I'll work on finishing it tomorrow.