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Thursday, January 26, 2012


Thanks for the compliments on the top and skirt.  I love bright color during the winter months because most days, the sun is behind the clouds.

For this photo, I used S2560 to make a quick cardigan a few weekends ago.  The knit print fabric came from Joann's.  My daughter reminded me that I had this pattern and it would make up quickly with only the two yards of fabric that I purchased. It's View D with the sleeves cut a bit longer from View A.  Plan to wear with top and slacks for work.

Currently, I'm working on a jacket & skirt.  The jacket is B5531 and the skirt is from the Vogue pattern mentioned in the previous post.  The fabric is a stretch bengaline from It's been in my fabric collection for maybe a year.  Last night as I was pressing darts in the jacket, I noticed that this fabric seemed to have more stretch than I thought.  I hope it will wear well once complete.  I think I would have chosen a different garment for this fabric.  This should be finished by the weekend so I'll have pictures to show.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello everyone,                                                                
It's been almost a month since my last post.  Just can't seem to get going with the blog posting.   Hope your new year is off to a great start.                                                                               
On to sewing.  Here is the last project for 2011.  Top from B5355, the skirt is  V8464.  The print fabric came from the Chicago Textile Outlet as I helped my daughter use her Groupon, LOL  The skirt fabric was leftover from a long time ago.  It's funny I can remember this.  But we purchased several pieces of textured crepe before it was called  It worked well for jackets, skirts and slacks.  I lined the skirt although the pattern doesn't call for it.  It's a straight skirt with darts on the front & back.  It has a centered back zipper and narrow waistband.  I like this skirt and have made it twice so far.  The pattern I've had for over a year perhaps.  And the top is a loose-fitting pullover and sash with full-length raglan sleeves.  The neckline has bias tape that I made from the fabric.  I wore this on New Year's Day.  It was comfortable to wear but I think I will most likely shorten the sleeves just a bit.