Sunday, June 2, 2013

Crazy busy

Funny how time goes.  I have been having a rough time, and been sewing like crazy.  Once I had more than a few things to share, I felt overwhelmed and was not going to blog about any of them.  But even if no one reads this, I like looking back over the years and seeing what I have created. 
I wanted to make an easy summer dress for our vacation to Maui this summer.  This is New Look 6674, view E.  The sleeveless red and white on top row.  I made a few muslins of the bodice.  I fully lined it, instead of using facings.  I also added a full wrap around belt instead of the the side tie belt.  I really like it and need to find the perfect strappy sandals for walking along the beach.
Next up was a copy of a RTW jacket I bought at Target.  I altered Simplicity 2227 to make this one.  Pulled in the body a bit more, changed the sleeves and shortened it a bit.
My test was a red linen that has been sitting in my stash.  Not sure why I bought it.  I don't wear red.  So I figured it would just be a muslin.
It turned out just like I wanted!!  and who knew.  I love the red. 
Next up, another one in brown linen.  I don't like this one as well as the red, but I still like it. 

The jacket does not have a full lining, but a bias cut, two piece, semi lining.

Next up was a morph of New Look 6104 and Simplicity 2255. 
I like the collar of the Simplicity and the fit of the body of the New Look as well as the pleated sleeve.

The fabric is a digital floral from  Kind of guazy.  I really like it. 

To go with it, I am making a pencil skirt of natural bull denim.  Well actually, I just finished it, but I don't have any pictures yet.
And if that wasn't enough, I have also been testing a purse pattern that I drafted.  This is my first go.  I used it for a few weeks.  It is a bit small, and I am going to try again, enlarging it a bit.

 Stay Happy, Keep Sewing, and if you can't sew, enjoy doing what you can do.

And just a little grandma eye candy...

But.... Best of all.... My Marine is back home from Afghanistan.  Safe and Sound. Thank you God.