****Beware it's a Long Post****
Looking at my stash I remembered I had this purple plaid knit fabric. I have been wanting to make a skirt with this fabric for some time. I thought a maxi skirt would be nice with a neutral colored shirt and a purple cardigan.
Trying to stay with my new resolutions of sewing something other than my TNT patterns, using up some of my stash, and taking my time. I did use my TNT pattern for the shirt. You can't go wrong with a basic shirt pattern.
The purple ponte knit looks blue in the pictures but trust me it matches the purple in the plaid.
|Purple Outfit Fabrics|
|Purple Fabric Idea|
There wasn't much of the fabric remaining after cutting out my shirt pattern. This fabric was very thin. I found a few tips after I made up the shirts. Sewing with tissue paper under the fabric helps prevent waves in the seams. (Now I know for next time!)
|Nude Jersey Knit Fabric|
|Nude Cap Sleeve Shirt|
|Purple Plaid Knit Fabric|
|Top & Skirt|
|Purple Plaid Knit Fabric Yoga Maxi Skirt|
***I've worn this skirt 3 times already, I love it!***
One of my worst habits is sewing only my TNT's. I like when a pattern fits and I can just whip it up. But I decided that I would stick to my resolution of sewing new patterns. This McCall 7254 came to mind. View E was calling my name.
|McCall 7254 Cardigan|
|McCall 7254 Pattern adjustment|
|Purple McCall 7254 Cardigan|
But the Jacket is very wearable and I'm so happy I do have a little wiggle room in it so that I can wear a sweater under.
|McCall 7254 Cardigan-Back View|
|$4.00 McCall 7254 Purple Cardigan|
Some new items on my mind for upcoming sewing are:
I can make this top! It looks like a tank style top with flutter sleeves. Easy Peasy!
I would also like to try to make culotte underliners (culotte slip) being fluffy, your thighs will rub and chafe especially during hotter weather.
www.fabric.com this past week and I'll work on a pattern for sewing both them and the longer legged version.
How's that for venturing out of my comfort zone?
By the way, I have a little tip to share about thigh chafe. I use Anti-Monkey Butt Powder on my thighs and under by breast. I've used it for years and it's the best stuff to help wick away extra moisture. They make a lady's version (scent?) but I've always used this one.
|Anti Monkey Butt Powder|
The trouble I have is the only place in our little town that carries it is our local Ace Hardware store. Now if you know little towns, it's the one place everyone hangs out at! I usually get a few heckles when I buy it too. Luckily a bottle last almost a year!
Happy sewing & until next time.............................