Sunday, November 27, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Your excess buttons and trims for our swap!
Festive party attire
Come meet some other Portland-area sewists at our book launch party!
We’re going to have crafty sewing activities, a button & trim swap, treats, and cocktails!
There will be some free cocktails early in the evening as well as a cash bar.
RSVP if you're attending.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Here's a top I made over the weekend using another pattern from this unnamed Japanese pattern book. I got the Moda Preppy Plaid on sale at Fabric Depot. It's a flannel, but I used the wrong side for the self fabric. I really like the wide collar and the raglan style sleeves. There was the option of adding gathers to the front neckline, but I omitted them since the shape is already pretty voluminous. I think this blouse will look cute with some skinny jeans and boots.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Here's another dress I sewed up this weekend. It's a simple one-piece shift from an unnamed Japanese pattern book. I used a floral cotton lawn from Moda that I had in my stash and was originally for a Cynthia Rowley dress I never got around to making. I modified the pattern a litlle bit: no sailor collar, shorter sleeves, and taken in on the side seams. This will be the perfect dress for spring and summer, but I can wear it with sweaters and tights now.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
It was a cold and rainy day, so I spent most of the morning and afternoon sewing up this top. The fabric is Nano Iro double gauze that I bought at the Bolt sale and the pattern is from a new-to-me Nani Iro pattern book that I picked up at Kinokuniya a couple of weekends ago. The top has dolman sleeves that are identical to the ones on the printed dress I just made. I'm not usually into such loose fitting tops, but I loved the pockets and I wanted to sew with double gauze, which I hadn't done before. It's a comfy and cozy pullover!
Thursday, November 03, 2011
I love how this nooy dress turned out! Originally, I was planning on using the Fieldwork fabric for the entire dress. I wanted the triangle print on the bodice going horizontally and the print on the skirt going vertically. But after going to the Bolt sale over the weekend and picking up more fabric from Ten14 Textiles, I had another idea. I used the Bricklayer fabric for the bodice and the Fieldwork fabric for the skirt. I love the light and dark contrast between the two prints and think they complement the simple style of the dress. I can't wait to wear it!