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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fashion Show-Haute Couture Club of Chicago

Hey Hey Hey!! My daughters and I will attend the fashion show which takes place in about two weeks. We'll get to meet Cennetta of Mahagony Stylist and others. So looking forward to it!

Monday, March 21, 2011

What I Did This Weekend

There wasn't any sewing this weekend although I started out with great intentions. On Friday night, I participated in the "Friday Night Sew In". I cut out lining for a jacket and skirt which is what I'm currently working on and cut out another skirt. Over the weekend, my plans were to finish the jacket and sew up the lined skirt. Here are a couple of the stops I ended up at on Saturday:
At the mall, I was just hanging out with my girls. I didn't buy a thing. I looked at things of course, but I'm just happy I can make what I want. At Fox & Obel's we stopped to get red velvet cupcakes. I couldn't find a picture of those and didn't think to take a picture of mine before I devoured it. So good, lol! This week I hope to finish that jacket and both skirts and start on other projects by this weekend. We shall see.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

These pictures are from two weeks ago. I didn't show them sooner because I don't like the jacket with this dress nor the way it looks on me. I don't know what I was thinking when I made the dress to go with the jacket. But it is what it is. I wasn't thinking about the neckline differences. Oh well, I will have to make something else for both of these. The jacket is McCall's (sorry I don't have the number handy) and the dress is Butterick 5147 in silk dupioni. Funny thing, I wore this to church anyway and got compliments. Go figure.

Won the Giveaway!

I was the lucky winner of this wonderful prize I received for entering one of Faye's blog anniversary giveaways. A beautiful set of various colors of thread from Coopers Sewing Machines in the UK. Check out her blog if you haven't already: Fayes Sewing Adventure Thanks Faye, I love it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Couple of New Fabrics & A Pattern

This picture came out blurry but here's the link for S2256
I really like this jacket pattern. The camel colored jacket first caught my eye. The details of the collar and pocket tabs. But on further examination I also like the other jacket featuring the gathered ruffle. Also favoring the longer length in both styles. There are a couple more patterns
I like: S2229 (the blue jacket) and S2263 (the coral jacket on the model)
These fabrics came home with me from joann's last week when I only went in to get buttons for the jacket in the previous post. They're both knit fabrics used for tops.