I have been having some fun--and being able to wear the end products. What's not to love about sewing? Even the occasional wadder are part of the learning curve, right? The constant learning--not only new fitting skills and sewing techniques, but the spill over into learning new tech-y things, photography things, blogging things--is something I am really enjoying. Plus the online sewing community is so much fun.
Anyway. My successes :)
Anyway. My successes :)
Shirt #2 from my TNT Simplicity 9158
this time in a basic black lightweight stretch poplin from Fabric.comThis time I added a kicky facing. Next time I might just do a bias binding instead of the facing.
Then a black skirt from a great bottom weight knit I found here in UB. It was a dream to work with and feels great to wear. It's from Vogue 8750
I really like the curves and fit and the vent in the back adds just enough leg. Not sure about the length, though. Still, I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it.
...and how about this crazy grosgrain ribbon facing?!
Oh! and look at how the seams/invisible zip all come together, hmm? Pat on back :)
From the same TNT I made my shirt from, Simp 9158, I just finished this from a lovely soft, light-weight cotton khaki twill from Fabric.com. I'm thinking that I'll get lots of wear with either sandals or boots. I added a slit in the back to enable me to get in and out of the Jeep back home ;)
I lined it in a cotton/poly blend I found here in UB. Also got to use more of that fun grosgrain ribbon for the facing.
I made up in a beautiful Korean knit I found here. I think this will be a great foundational piece with a colored cardi or such
Lastly, this could very well be a wadder. The pattern was a free Hot Pattern download from Fabric.com Slinky-Slouchy Drawstring Vest--the pattern is wonderful. The problem is that I made it in a soft, drapey mesh-ish knit I found here. The pattern calls for woven. The back neck and armholes have stretched waaaay out of wack. It actually looks nothing like the pattern and I cringe to think that Hot Patterns would even see this. That said, I haven't decided to live with it or chalk it up to that learning curve. But I'll definitely be making up the pattern again--for reals.
Wearing Option B. Looked better in the mirror than in this picture! hmm...
Very last of all--Fall has arrived in UB. Glory!