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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

OOP M5434 & The Fashion Show

OOP M5434 Easy Endless Options Pattern. I used View B which has wrapped fronts, tie ends and three-quarter length sleeves. This was super quick to sew, maybe two hours or less. The fabric is a houndstooth print knit from the Joanns clearance earlier this year. This was my third top for the OTTChallenge which ends April 15th. Maybe I can crank out one more, we'll see.

Below are a few pictures from the Haute Couture Club of Chicago fashion show.
After reading Cennetta's descriptions of their bi-monthly gatherings and meeting discussions, it sounded intriguing. When the opportunity arose, we decided to go. It has been awhile since we attended a fashion show. What can I say. All the garments were beautifully made! Garment after garment down the runway, perfectly fitted to each model! The talent displayed is amazing! My photos aren't the best, but I tried to capture a few. I think that is Cennetta's daughter in the second photo. Visit her blog to get a better view of her garments and descriptions of the sewing involved as well as the fashion show itself. We had a good time!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

2nd Top Complete

Two tops in one week!

My second top is M6120 View C using another knit fabric from Joann's. I cut this out on Thursday night during half-time (Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics). I waited until the game was over before I started sewing. I just wanted to make sure the Bulls won that game! LOL

I finished up during the next game on Friday night against the Cavaliers. I've made this top before too. This time I used my serger for entire project. This is an easy sew top and I will probably make it again in the sleeveless version since I have two with sleeves.

Nothing like a challenge to get some sewing done.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

1st Top for O.T.T.C.

My first completed top for the Over the Top Challenge. I used this OOP S7013. Fabric came from Joann's a couple months ago. It's a knit from their clearance section. My version does not look like the pattern. I made View F, my sleeves are one-piece and added about 2 inches to the length of the front & back. I will most likely make this again and perhaps use one of the sleeve variations offered on the pattern.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

S2899 Jacket & B5147 Skirt

Simplicity 2899 is out of print but still available on their website. Butterick 5147 is still available.

As described on the pattern envelope, I chose the round collar jacket with the straight banded sleeves. The skirt is an a-line with front & back darts and back zipper. It is fully lined. The jacket fabric is a moleskin I've had in my stash. The fabric used for the skirt is a mystery as far a content and where it came from. I can't recall when or where it was purchased. It's embroidered with sequins on what looks like butterflies. I still have quite a bit left and have no clue what I'd make out of it. But it goes well with the jacket.

Here's a photo of me wearing the outfit today after church.

The skirt on the dressform. As you can see, it has no waistband. An up close of the collar

Here's the back view showing the topstitching. I topstitched around the collar, the back seams and around the sleeve bands.

Next up will be a couple of tops. Fast & easy. I signed up to participate in the Over The Top 15-Day Sewing Challenge initiated by Faye. I'm a couple of days behind. It started April 1st and goes thru the 15th. It's been a busy weekend, non-sewing though.