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Monday, February 28, 2011

Simplicity 2645

Simplicity 2645, View D. in a fabric called textured crepe that I've had for years. The color is called wedgewood. It's funny how I can remember the name of this fabric and the color name. I used the guidesheet directions which I don't usually follow. But because the back had dart details together with a bottom yoke or flounce.
This picture of me was after church last Sunday, so I apologize for the wrinkles. I made contrasting covered buttons from the same type of fabric. Initially, I was going to line the jacket although the pattern does not call for it. I started to make a new black skirt from a piece of the crepe in black but already had one from years ago and still in good condition. It's very possible that I'll make jacket A in a lighter weight fabric for warmer weather.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

In The Spring of Things!

In my last post, I talked about the weather. So after the massive amount of snow and then extreme cold temperatures, now there is light at the end of the tunnel. We now have forecasts for the coming week in the 40s and even 50s (with rain). But, God is still Good! All that snow will be almost gone! Yay!
I have two jackets that have been lingering in my sewing room for probably over a month. In the past week, I was able to get them both to an almost finished stage. The first one is McCalls 5670 in a silk that I purchased at Gail K's about three years ago. I finally decided on this pattern and can't wait to complete. The other is Simplicity 2645, a textured crepe from years ago when we first discovered them. Just hemming and buttonholes & buttons are all that is needed on both so next time I post, they'll be done!

These jackets will work great during the rest of our chilly weather season. I will be making a dress to go with the McCalls jacket and I have a skirt already for the wedgewood blue.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day - Sew Day or Two!

It's been forecasted for days. Finally arrived this afternoon. For the Chicago area, they're saying this is the worst snowstorm since 1967. I was just a kid then. Now it's not as fun, LOL!
I'm just getting over a cold that tried to be the flu! So there hasn't been any sewing going on here. Tomorrow I plan to stay inside and sew. Hopefully, I can make some progress because I am behind on where I wanted to be with my projects.
Stay warm and safe everybody since this storm is affecting a lot of people across the nation.