Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Little Something for September

Look at me, posting a September garment before midnight on the 30th!

I had a little burst of sewing activity once we got back from our Portland road trip. One of my finished items is this version of A Little Somethin' Jacket from CNT Patterns.

I treated myself to the pattern while we were visiting Ashland, seeing Two Gentlemen of Verona. The fabric shop had a few samples made up, and I thought it looked like an easy, swing-y layer for that summer to fall transition.

I used a nice, weighty rayon jacquard that's quite possibly the oldest fabric in my stash. I think it's soft and pale enough to fit in with September's Sew Seventh Heaven theme. And the fabric probably thinks it's died and gone to heaven, now that it's finally been released from the fabric closet, free to enjoy the fall sunshine.

My review of the pattern is at PatternReview.com here, and there are a few more pictures over on my blog, if you're interested!

Monday, September 15, 2014

September top finished

Finally - I am getting ahead.

This is my September make finished, a top to take me into the Autumn months, using Simplicity 2221.

There are more details and pics on my blog tracysewshappy

Happy sewing

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Plans

Hello ladies,
For this month I am going to make a dress with back cut-out based on Burdastyle Pattern 08/2014 size 34. And for the fabric, I will be using printed silk satin that my mom gave me some month ago.
Originally the dress has high-low style. But as I am not so much fun of high-low in this moment, I will try to adjust the pattern to the normal hem. We will see..
Image source from Burdastyle

Happy sewing!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lovenicky's September Plan

I don't know if this fit this project fits this month's theme....but I do need this piece of garment in my Fall/Winter wardrobe.

I looked in my closet for Fall/Winter clothes and realized that I need more jeggings/leggings/skinny jeans. I wore them daily last Fall/Winter, with my many sweater dresses, jackets and cardigans. I searched through my fabric stash and found this black blue stretch denim. I will be using my tried and true and tweaked McCall's 5273 pattern for this pair of jeggings. They should come together fairly quickly. I will be adding back pockets to these jeggings too.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lisa's September Plans

Suffering from 'garment sewing block', finally decided to make the unstructured jacket with a back tie, Pattern J... bottom far right image,  photo below...
Amazon.com image
 ...from Yoshiko Tsukiori's book 'Happy Homemade Sew Chic 20 Simple Everyday Designs'..... (purchased my copy from B&N... it is written in English)....
 ....using this almost silky-to-the-touch woven fabric recently purchased at Hancock Fabrics.  See that pretty selvage there?  I'm hoping to incorporate that into the jacket's front as part of the design.
I've never made a garment from hers, nor any Japanese sewing book before, so this will be a first.  I am looking forward to learning new things from this September's project!  Read more about the project here.
Happy Sewing All!

Monday, September 8, 2014

August MAGAM

 The theme for August was stashbusting, so I took the opportunity to scrounge among those pesky remnants that we all manage to collect and came up with a couple of "colour blocked garments". One for me and one for my grand-daughter should she choose to wear it.
Kwik Sew 2965
Kwik Sew 3234

My blog has a few more details.