A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, August 10, 2020

Simplicity 8841 Red Chambray Wide Leg Capri Pants

I made this pair of Simplicity 8841 pants back in May and have finally got around to taking photos.  I know I have nothing but time but no time to get dressed to take photos!  The struggles during a pandemic! 

Simplicity 8841

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Pockets!


2Yards @ $2.99 = $5.98!

I hope you all are safe & healthy.  I'm off to sewing something new!


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


Bonnie

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Simplicity 5545 Kimono Sleeve Black Charmeuse Robe

I have been wanting a lighter robe for the warmer months.  Sorting thru my collection of patterns I found this Vintage Simplicity 5545 a Kimono sleeve robe

Simplicity 5545


I thought a black charmeuse fabric from FabricMartFabrics.com would make a nice robe.  $6 robe!

Simplicity 5545 Kimono Sleeve Black Charmeuse Robe

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Kimono Sleeve
The robe reminds me of a graduation gown.............but I plan to wear it anyway.  Whose going to see it besides Dear Hubby & myself?

I'm off to sew something new...................

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

Bonnie

Monday, August 3, 2020

Vogue 1452 Asymmetrical Knit Top

There is something about this pattern that said I needed to sew it up.  I thought that the top would be very bra friendly, I only wear one type of bra so the clothes have to work with it.  The pattern did not disappoint!


Vogue 1452 Asymmetrical Knit Top & Pants

 I used a piece of knit fabric from my stash for a muslin.  The fit was good. Bra coverage was an A+.  I did have to take in the side seams from bust to waist 3/4"!  The top does need negative ease to fit properly.  Girl M. said my top looked like a swimsuit! Uggghhh!

Muslin

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 My second version was from an ITY panel fabric from FabricMartFabrics.com.  I be creative with the pattern layout and I could have done it differently but overall I am happy. 

Vogue 1452 Asymmetrical Knit Top

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Other side

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This version didn't look as much as a swimsuit as the muslin.  I love the top and it's very figure flattering and cool & comfortable.  I'm thinking of making a version in black too.  Not right away though.

I'm off to sew something new.................

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

Bonnie

Friday, July 31, 2020

Butterick 6621 View C Navy Stripe Mock Wrap Knit Dress

I think this may have been my first time ever making all the versions of one pattern!  Go Me!

I like the idea of the mock wrap skirt of View C on the Butterick 6621.  Of course the stripe fabric makes the dress look very nautical and summery.

Too bad it didn't look good on me............I looked like I had on a jail uniform!  But Girl M loved it and it looked much better on her!
Butterick 6621
 I had a cotton/rayon/lycra jersey knit stripe fabric that looked almost like the pattern cover. 

Butterick 6621 View C Navy Stripe Mock Wrap Knit Dress 

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Other side view

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Butterick 6621 View C Navy Stripe Mock Wrap Knit Dress 
What to sew next??? I do have a Vogue pattern I've had my eye one.................

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

Bonnie

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Butterick 6621 View B Black Crepe Knit Tie Front Dress

I moved onto View B of the Butterick 6621 in a Black Crepe Knit fabric from my stash.  I really like the classy look of this dress. I only had to make a few minor alterations to the pattern.  I lengthened the dress 1", raised the ties 1-1/2" at the waist, I didn't use the neckband and just zig-zag stitched clear elastic then turned and topstitched both the neckline and the armscye.

Butterick 6621 View B Black Crepe Knit Tie Front Dress

Ties raised 1-1/2"

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Still nowhere to wear a dress to.  Soon enough I'm just going to get up every morning, put on make-up, fix my hair and put on a pretty dress!  Probably not!

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

Bonnie

Monday, July 27, 2020

Butterick 6621 View A Twist Front Knit Dress

I'm not sure why I'm on a roll to make dresses when I'm not able to go ANYWHERE?!?  But I plan on being prepared!

I liked ALL the versions of the Butterick 6621 so I just started with View A.

Butterick 6621

Butterick 6621

I cut a size 16 at the bust, 18 at the waist and 20 for the hips.  I made a 1/2" sway back adjustment prior to cutting out my fabric.  I used a cotton knit fabric in my stash that had a medium amount of stretch. 

Butteric 6621 View A

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 I ended up taking in from the waist thru the hips making the pattern a true size 16 in the end.  I still think I'm bigger than I am.  I made one long and one short sleeve for testing.  The long sleeve was tight below my bicep to my wrist??? So I cut it off to make a short sleeve.  Easy fix!

Two different sleeves! 

Fixable Wearable muslin

This is a wearable muslin, and I may make a Church version but I'm thinking of making a View B first.

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

Bonnie

Friday, July 24, 2020

McCall's 7803 Prussian Blue Raglan Sleeve Knot Front Peplum Double Knit Dress

For some reason the McCall's 7803 pattern has been on my mind.  I had a piece of Prussian Blue Poly/Lycra Honeycomb Dot Double Knit fabric in my stash from FabricMartFabrics.com that I thought would be a perfect match.

I decided on the dress version with the peplum.  Girl M. said this dress has A LOT going on! 

It's very comfortable and hides all my lumps & bumps yet looks very figure flattering.

McCall's 7803 Prussian Blue Raglan Sleeve Knot Front Peplum Double Knit Dress

Like the top versions I made previously, I raised the split 2" for a little modesty.

Honeycomb Dot Double Knit

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 I love this dress and can't wait to be able to wear it to Church, out to dinner, somewhere!

McCall 7803 Dress
I'm off to sew something new!

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

Bonnie