Saturday, July 26, 2014

Simplicity 1639 Take II


This is the third version of S-1639 made out of silk fabric that has been in my stash for a few years. This one is for my daughter.
I washed the fabric three times in cold water and the fabric bleed each time. In fact the pink bleed onto the white in some areas. I had three yards and I was able to cut the blouse out, t the rest of the fabric went into the trash bin. I wanted to trash all of it, but my daughter love the print so much I kept it. She loves it and that is all that matters.
The front neckline on the pattern had a  V-shape neckline. I did not want a V-shape neckline instead I made the neckline round.
The only alteration I made was 1/2 slope shoulder adjustment and added 1-inch to the length.


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hello and What I Did After My Last Post

Gee, It has been a month since I wrote a post. Life sometimes gets in the way, anyway I did have some sewing related fun. So, here it goes:
 1. After posting about my Christmas quilt and feeling a bit depressed, I decide to start a second quilt. Here is the pic below
2.I completed a second top Simplicity Sew Simple 1639. Here is the pic

I met my dear friend Sheila in Brooklyn the end of June and did a fabric run. Here is a peek of the loot 




On July 1, I went to the Bronx, New York to visit Ms. Louise; mom #2. Before getting to my final destination I stop at Fordham fabrics. I bought 6 yds of Chambray for $1.50/yd. This fabric is awesome, it washes beautiful. Chambray is a fabric that is classic, and durable. 

On July 4th I spent the day relaxing with family. We ate burgers, drank Kool-Aid and watch the soccer game between Columbia and Brazil. My family and I truly enjoy all the world cup games. 

On Saturday July 5, I went to A.C. Moore and somehow the next thing I knew I came home, opened the trunk of my car and three large bags of fabrics were in the trunk. Honestly I don’t even remember going to Jo-Ann’s. Anyway this morning I took pics of the loot and I notice that all the fabrics were $2.00 - $1.50/yd. This is strange? Have this happened to you? LOL! Here is a pic of the loot.

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