A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Friday, September 20, 2019

Butterick 6378 Blue Floral Woven Top

Since I'm on a roll with woven fabrics I picked another woven pattern to sew up.  But the hard part is what view to sew first!
Butterick 6378

Butterick 6378

I chose View A to start with.  I used 3 yards of this super soft blue woven I've had in my stash forever.  This ended up being a wearable muslin and I really like this top.

Butterick 6378 Blue Floral Bow Tie Woven Top

Back View

Knotted Tie

Bow Tie
I may have to make another view of this top, it's a quick sew and very flatter figuring.

Until next time...................

Bonnie

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Simplicity 8172 Pink Paisley Duster

I lengthened the Simplicity 8172 View A 21" to knee length.  I used 1/2" bias tape to finish the duster and curved the bottom front hem and eliminated the fringe.  Girl M. loves the duster/topper.  I think it looks like a bathrobe, but I'm not wearing it.

Simplicity 8172 Pink Paisley Duster

Before school photo

Side View

Back View
I think I'm going to look for another woven top pattern to try.

Until next time...............

Bonnie

Monday, September 16, 2019

Simplicity 8172 Blue Animal Print Topper

I made another Simplicity 8172 topper in a blue animal print for myself but I think Girl M and I will be sharing it.  

Simplicity 8172 Blue Animal Topper

Back View

Me
I think I'm going to have to make Girl M. another version so I'll get to keep this one!

Until next time...............

Bonnie

Friday, September 13, 2019

Simplicity 8172 Patchwork Topper

Girl M has been liking the toppers I've made and she picked out fabric for another one.  This polyester woven patchwork fabric was a good choice. 

Simplicity 8172 Topper

Back View

It's hard to smile so early before school

Looks like a mug shot!

Mom! Are you done yet? stand
I'm off to sew something great!

Until next time................

Bonnie

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

McCall 7193 Black Floral Challis Top

Girl M. is getting lucky with this McCall 7193 pattern.  She picked a black floral challis fabric for another version.  She's one lucky gal!

McCall 7193

Sleeve/shoulder

McCall 7193 Black Floral Challis Top www.sewplus.blogspot.com
Back View
 I'm off to sew something wonderful!

Until next time............

Bonnie

Monday, September 9, 2019

Simplicity 8172 Paisley Kimono Topper

I took a little break from making Girl M. another McCall 7193 top to make the Simplicity 8172 Kimono sleeve topper.  I've had this pattern in my stash for a few years and kept putting it aside.

I cut a size large for Girl M and I was able to try it on.  I did let out the sleeve circumference 1/2" but other than that it was a quick sew and very flattering.

Simplicity 8172 Paisley Kimono Topper

Side View

Back View
The top is a little big in the back on Girl M. but once she wore it for a few minutes she warmed up to it.  I'm thinking this is going to be a shared item.

I'm off to sew something fabulous!

Until next time..............

Bonnie

Friday, September 6, 2019

McCall 7193 v2 Orange Tie-dye Challis Top

We are safe and truly BLESSED!  The hurricane passed by us within 30 miles!  We had 1" of rain and barely a breeze!  30 miles East of us received Tropical strength winds & 6" of rain.  That was a close one!  Thank you for all the prayers and words of encouragement.  They were received & held near my heart!

Girl M is hitting the jackpot with the McCall 7193 tops.  She picked out this orange tie-dye starbust polyester challis fabric for the next version.

I did make a few pattern adjustments starting with adding 5/8" to the side seams and the sleeves seam allowances.  I also lengthened the sleeves 1".

McCall 7193 v2 Orange Tie-dye Challis Top

In place of the shoulder pleats I gathered the fabric since the fabric was so soft & drapey.

Shoulder pleats

Side View

Back View
I think I'll pat myself for this beautiful cuff & buttonhole.  Thanks to Islander Sewing Systems, I've learned an easy way to apply cuffs and sew without (too many) pins!

Cuff & Buttonhole
I'm off to sew something wonderful!

Until next time......................

Bonnie