Friday, September 23, 2011

Simplicity 4402- Cape

I got the idea to sew this cape from Toy, I downloaded the  pattern and after watching the video and reading the instructions I decided I wanted something very basic and simple. I bought the fabric from Fabric Mart 2-years ago, it's a cotton flannel, charcoal grey. I bought 3-4 yds. It washes beautifuly and need very little ironing. The pattern is two pieces, front and back. Very basic sewing until I decided that the cape should have a lining. I am not happy with the way it drapes at the bottom, so I'm going to remove the stiches from the hem and re-hem the lining and fabric separetely. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What I Wore Today- Self Drafted Skirt

Just a quick post, I sewed this skirt early spring and I been wearing the heck out of it. The fabric is a knit and has an elastic waist. It is so comfortable. I used my TNT skirt pattern and followed the instructions from one of my pattern drafting books to draft a six gore skirt.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

M.I.A(missing in action) M7815

I have been MIA, I have so much going on, responsibilities at work, family responsibilities, lots of activities over the summer etc. Additionaly, DH brought home five large file cabinets and as a results I started organizing my sewing laboratory (basement). I have been working in my laboratory reorganizing the space since July and in the process I've taken lots of stuff to the thrift store. Two thirds of the labaratory is done. I am going thru my fabric stash, and I would be giving away quite a bit of fabric in the future, stay tuneeeeee. I do read all my favorites blogs almost every day so I can keep up with you guy, and now M7815...
This is the 3rd version of M7815. The 2nd version was a wadder. I used a cotton fabric that had spandex or lycra, it had a lot of stertch. I made additional adjustment to the back pattern. I am not going to review the entire pattern because I did a review in a previous post here. This dress is underline and I use black bias binding around the neck and the armholes, a center back zipper insertion and I added a black band on the hem. This pattern needs a bit more tweaking depending on the fabric, in  addition I am trying to loose weight, so my measurements seems to changing from month to month.

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