August 22, 2006

Where has the summer gone?

How about a few more photos of projects that actually got done? The skirt fabric was purchase from Julie of Timmel Fabrics . The pattern is Simplicity 7229. The skirt was super fast to sew and I love wearing it. The only changes that I made was to sew the waist band on in two steps rather than one. This let me enclose the seam allowances in the waistband seam, rather than have 3 layers of fabric pressed down as the pattern told me to do. Currently, I have a jean jacket cut from the same fabric, however I will Not Ever wear both pieces at the same time. The skirt was literally whipped up in an afternoon before hubby and I headed out to the beach for a weekend away. It got worn, with the blue slinky knit top for approximately 30 minutes until the winds coming off the ocean got to be too much and we headed back to the B&B so I could put on jeans and a bulky sweater :) So much for attempting to look chic! I wear this outfit with a fresh pair of white keds. The top is Simplicity 4699. This is the same top as the bright peach "Off to the Races" top. I really enjoy wearing this top, it's comfortable and according to my ASG group ~ flattering. Plus it's super simple to make. The fabric is a slinky type knit from which was added in as bonus to me when purchasing fabric to make The Princess' prom dress. Believe it or not, there is just enough of the smokey blue/grey in the print to make the pieces work really well together. So, currently on the sewing table - the aforementioned jean jacket. It's cut and ready to sew. I purchased really pretty small mustard colored snaps from Snap Source for this jacket, the plan is to put double snaps instead of one large in at each spot. The pattern was modified to add in-seam pockets per Gigi Lewis's article in threads. I purchased heavy cotton thread in a verigated raspberry to chocolate for the topstitching. The bands, cuffs and collar have all been topstitched, just haven't started sewing yet. Also on the cutting table, a print Santa Monica T. So far I have put the sleeves in and ironed fusible bias tape to the neckline. I have not turned and topstitched the neckline nor done anything else to the top since I cut it out in May. Hmmm - maybe I should toss it? Finally, the white eyelet skirt. This skirt is Simplicity 5914, I am making View A, the long flared view. I have the skirt and the lining cut, all the pieces have been edge finished with a 3-thread narrow overlock and the seams have all been put together. Yesterday morning I interfaced the waistband pieces. Tonight I plan to put in the zipper. I am hoping to find some great white lace to attach to the bottom of the lining pieces and then I plan to hem to lace with a large scallop stitch. We are going to Disneyland for the weekend, so no sewing will be accomplished this weekend. Hopefully this will be done over the Labor Day weekend. Fall Sewing is dancing in my head. I hope to have fabric, patterns and ideas to share with you next. In the meantime, I keep knitting warshrags!!!

1 comment :

  1. Don't you just love sewing quick projects like skirts?! Seems like that's all I sewed this summer, but I didn't get any pictures taken yet.


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