A blog about my adventures in sewing & crafting

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fall Wardrobe 1

I purchased these shoes last year and have yet to wear them because I had nothing that matched.  Since Fall is only a week or two here, I thought I would work on a little wardrobe of items to match with them.

New Shoes

Demin & shades of blue looks nice with the shoes

Fall Wardrobe 1

Shopping in my stash was a lot of fun and I had more fabric than I thought that matched with the shoes.


I only had a 1 yard by 36" wide piece of this blue fabric.  I think it's some type of polyester peachskin.  The only item I could think to make with it besides a sleeveless top was a butterfly sleeve kimono/cape/poncho thing.

1 yard fabric piece

Pinning the sides

I used bias tape on the neckline to keep it stable. 

Bias tape neck

I used a narrow rolled hem on the bottom and the sides.

Tiny rolled hem-inside

Outside
I really like how this top came out and plan to wear it with denim & khaki skirts and jeans!  Shocker, I know!  But I finally bought a pair from QVC and they fit!  You may never see me in them, but they are folded nicely in my closet for a "just in case" moment.

Front View

Side View

Back View
I'm off to sew something wonderful!

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

Bonnie

Friday, October 18, 2019

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Tops for Me!

I'm usually not a t-shirt kind of gal, but these raglan sleeve tops just spoke to me.  This brushed jersey fabric felt like I was wearing pajamas.  Sooo soft!

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Knit Top

For Me!
I shortened the back curve for me since I don't wear leggings. 

Back View
I do love polka dots!
McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Top

Neck band
I've been watching Dominique Sachse on YouTube and really like her style ideas.  Some wardrobe basics she suggest is a white t-shirt, black sweater duster, black blazer, vest and a puffer jacket.  I'm thinking about some of these things to sew up soon.  But since I didn't have a white t-shirt, I was right on it!
$2.99 Top!
I've never sewn modal knit and this fabric is great to work with.  It sewed great and pressed beautifully.  I may have to look for more of this type of jersey knit.

White Modal Top
I'm off to sew something new.................

Until next time!

Bonnie

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Tops

Girl M. picked out fabrics for more knit tops.  

$4.00 Top


McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Top

I did a pretty good job on the neckband!

Back View
I did not pay $11.00 a yard for this jersey knit.  It was one of Fabric Mart Fabrics 65% off sales.  

$3.85 Top
I wasn't sure about this stripe fabric for a T-shirt but it turned out so much better than I imagined.  Girl M LOVED it!

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Top

Side View

Back View
I had to make a version with a color block look.  I was afraid Girl M. wouldn't like it but she did!

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Top


Back View
I'm thinking I may want a new t-shirt or two.

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

Bonnie

Monday, October 14, 2019

McCall 7122 Raglan Sleeve Jersey Knit Top

Girl M wanted some t-shirts again.  Last year I made her a few from this McCall 7122 and she wore them out.  This pattern is an easy sew and I can usually make a complete top in less than an hour.  She wanted the top long enough to wear with leggings and with a curved shirt tail hem.  Easy enough!

McCall 7122

This is a wearable muslin.  

McCall 7122

Twin needle Hem
The top only takes 1 yard of fabric.  Easy stash buster!  She likes the sleeves & top in the same fabric but mixing it up makes the raglan sleeve more noticeable!

Back View
Girl M was happy with the fit and the style of the top so there will be a few more in the works soon.

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

Bonnie

Friday, October 11, 2019

McCall 3033 Chiffon Capelette

I made this strawberry pink TNT dress to go with my Isaac Mizarahi floral blazer but it's still so hot here in Florida.  I thought a light weight chifffon capelette would be something different for Church.  

I used the McCall 3033 pattern I had in my little (700+) pattern stash.


McCall 3033

The capelette was a hit at Church and everyone was amazed that I made it.  I didn't tell them how easy it was!  I made a turned narrow hem that took forever but was so worth the time.  Classy & so elegant!


McCall 3033 Chiffon Capelette

Side View


Back View

$5 Capelette!

Our Sunday Photo
I'm off to sew something wonderful!

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

Bonnie

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Butterick 4807 Peacock Wide Legged Pants McCall 7193 Knit Top

I threw my Mom a Birthday Party last month.  I had a peacock theme in mind but I didn't want to overdo it and make it feel too much.  So I thought besides a few small decorations with peacock feathers and a little stack of cute peacock napkins I kept it simple.  Then I had to make somthing to wear that quietly said "peacock".  Everyone loved the outfit and I wish I had remembered to take a photo before the festivities started.  But life gets in the way sometimes.

On the top row is Myself & Girl M, next row down is my Mom's SIL & her DIL, next row down is my Favorite Aunt (Mom's Sister) and Lady K (my DIL), bottom row is My Mom and her DIL.  

Mom enjoyed being pampered for the day, and is still recovering from a fall in May that resulted in her breaking her ankle just a month after finishing her last radiation treatment for breast cancer for the third time.  She needed a day to know how much she is loved!

Girl's photo
I made the McCall 7193 in a ITY knit again.  This top is classy looking and so very easy to whip up in a hurry.  The blueberry color is perfect with the crazy print of the the wide legged pants I made.  

For the pants I made up Girl M's favorite wide legged pants from the Butterick 4807.  I did have to take in the seams by 1" for a little slimmer fit.  I also shortened the length by 1" so I wouldn't be walking on the hems.


Butterick 4807 Pants/McCall 7193 Top
Mom was so surprised I showed up wearing PANTS!  My only pair of pants.  Then my Favorite Aunt (Mom's Sister) showed up wearing capri's.  I've never seen my Aunt in pants!  She was sooooo cute!
Miracles happen every day!

ITY Knit Peacock Party Outfit

McCall 7193 Top
I really do love this outfit but I'm not sure where I would wear it out to.  Maybe dinner?  It's kinda flashy & wild but it's tooooo cute!

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

Bonnie

Monday, October 7, 2019

Butterick 6378 Bow Blouse

After making the black version I knew I needed a white one too.  A classy white blouse with a shawl collar neck and bow.  I made the sleeves long with elastic at the wrist and the blouse hem is just an easy hip length so I can wear it tucked in or left out.

I'm getting into the Fall mood and can't wait for cooler weather to wear the blouse.

Butterick 6378

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Butterick 6378 Bow Blouse
This fabric was great to work with.  It sewed beautifully and pressed easily with a pressing cloth (even though my blouse needs a little more pressing)

$5.97 Top!
I'm off to sew something great!

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

Bonnie