Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ista's October Plan

This was an easy one for me ... the fire opal is far more appealing than the milky ones. I have my two Anne Adams pattens and this fabric. Thats' as close to fire opals as I have in my stash.
I'm hoping to post progress on my blog, here. I have a September project to post but I need to put photos online for that.

Monday, September 29, 2014

First Post B5650 9.29.14

This is my first month entering the challenge and I have finished B5650. I used a Chiffon from  Fabric.com and a polyester lining. The fabric frays and snags so easily :(.I used an invisible zipper and lengthened the skirt-not sure about how much. As an extra bonus I broke the needle on my serger:( Overall I am very satisfied with the results.
Back View
Front View


Sew It Up And Rock It Out
Lillian C.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

The September red and white dress

Hello everyone !

I used a lutterloh pattern from the 80s.
I don't know what to think of the result. Don't you think it could be improved ?
Any suggestion is welcome !
Thanks !


September garments finished

I made two garments this month (both from my own Sure Fit Designs patterns) since I am also trying to create a 6pac wardrobe on the Artisan's Square site and here is a photo of my latest "creations".

There is a bit more info on these garments on my blog, http://suzyssewingsite.blogspot.com/

October plan

 My garment for this month is this Style Arc Slip on Suzie dress. I hope to get it finished in time for my birthday at the end of the month.

MAGAM for September.

I've created a lucky dip for patterns and fabric in an endeavour to decide what gets sewn each month.

New Look 6779 OOP
First one out of the hat is this little cotton top. To read how a disaster was saved see my blog.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

October's theme

As you are all probably aware by now, the monthly theme in this community is not a rule to be followed, but is there for those of you who want an imaginative source of inspiration.  Of course, you can also do your own thing entirely, it's quite up to you:)

So, October - the meaning of the month is rather uninspirational, it just means ten.  I didn't think it fair to suggest ten garments for the month, so I thought about October's birthstone instead. The birthstone is Opal. That did it.  Opal radiates all sorts of colours, it's opalescent and sends lovely colour rays in all directions. Some opals are pastel and translucent, and some (the fire opals) are quite deep in colour.

So, this month, for those of you looking for inspiration, what about lots of colour, whether pretty and pastel or dramatic and colourful.  And make sure it is a garment that really shines on you.

All for now, good luck with your imagination, or failing that (and I'll probably fail that this month with the last assignment due, and work obligations), good luck with whatever it is you are planning. 

Sarah Liz :)

SEPTEMBER - Hoodie - Lekala 5912

I'm still trying to use up the fabrics I have before buying any new ones.  
Let's see if I can finish this before month end - LOL!

More details on my Blog:

Finished Simplicity 1918 pants

Nothing like finishing a project with time to spare!  I completed my Simplicity 1918 pants with a few changes to pockets and belt loops.  I always need more pockets than the pattern offers!

Here's a flat shot where you can see the changes I made to the front.  Please head over to my blog post for more details.

Finished September Garment, Burdastyle Back Cut Out Dress

I am glad that I managed to finish my September garment on time :)
I was planning to make this dress in straight hem line but I changed my mind after I traced the pattern, I felt that the pattern was made especially for high low style dress. So, I just go with it.
Feel free to check out more details of this dress on my blog, http://velvetribbonsew.blogspot.com/2014/09/back-cut-out-dress.html

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 26, 2014

September MAGAM Garment Done!

Here it is - Butterick 5925 - all done!

More info and pics on my blog!  Hope to see you!

Star's Threads

September Garment Completed!


I managed to complete my September garment in good time this month. It is a wearable muslin of McCalls 6265.

This hasn't been my favourite make to date, but pleased I finished it. More details on my BLOG!

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Starting the new season with 2 New Tops.


 This little top is quick and easy to make.  I've made it twice before, so know just what to do.  Just a back seam, darts, facing, flat set sleeves and sew sleeve seams and side seams at once. Done.

So I made two - that;s a good start to the spring/summer sewing season.

More pictures on my blog - click here.

Lovenicky's Sept project result - McCall's 5273 jeggings

Here is another pair of jeggings for this Fall/Winter 2014/15 season. This must be the 10th pair of pants that I have made with this tweaked pattern. I plan to wear these jeggings with cardigans, sweaters, sweater dresses all Fall/Winter long.

See my blog for more details. I also had reviewed this on pattenreview.com.

Just Getting Started for September

Hi all!

My plan is to make some pants to combat the cooler temperatures.  My pattern is Simplicity 1918, which I've made once before.

I'll use a gray-green cotton twill, which is lighter than this photo appears.  I've got the pattern fitted and the fabric cut already, so the six remaining days of September will be plenty of time!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Completed Sept. MAGAM Outfit

Pattern: OOP Simplicity 3505 Jacket.& Dress

                        It started as a grey peachskin dress with a pink silk yoke front and back.

First fall sewing: september top finished

This week I finished an improved version of a Lekala top. The end of summer in The Netherlands has been very unpredictable so far. Hot and sunny days are followed by heavy rain and all time low temperatures for the time of year. Just when you think fall arrived you have to bring out the sundress again! My sewing is just as unpredictable as our weather, swinging between warm sweaters and summer tops. More on the tweaks I made to this free, customized pattern can be found on my blog
Tomorrow I'll do some summer sewing again cause it ain't over till it's over!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September Project Determined - Better late than never!

I'm a bit late in posting my project for this month - but here goes!

For details on my plans and a bizarre vacation (suggestion?) - please venture to my blog.

Happy Sewing Everyone!

Star's Threads

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Lyric Has It In the "Bag"; pun intended!

Hi there dear sewists!

It feels good to get a project done a skosh ahead of schedule for a change.  :-)  It took me about three maybe four days to complete and was fun to do.  I think I've got a "thing" for quilted totes and bags alas I have too many vintagey garments that need to be done for my wardrobe makeover so I'm going to have to cool it a bit.

If you can, please, take a hop and skip over to my blog for a boatload of photographs and what-for's.

Lyric's Everything Goes Bag



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!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

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.

September plans

This afternoon my 27 year old Bernina suddenly started hissing. I was sitting at the opposite desk, quietly pinning and basting, so the noise came as a surprise. Before I knew what happened the sewing room was filled with smoke. Eeekk! I unplugged  the machine, grabbed the jacket I was working on (please, don't burn! Not this one!) and checked whether or not the desk would go on fire too. It was pretty scary.  After a while the  machine stopped smoking and if it wasn't for the terrible smell all looked like nothing happened.  Trip to the repair shop, first thing tomorrow.  Fingers crossed!

So, I'm posting my September plans without knowing when sewing will resume. My first autumn sewing will be a remake of Lekala 8004. I made a version of this top in March but I will make some changes to the neckline. The neckline is very wide and my shoulders are always freezing. I have a deep purple knit in my stash. Sorry, no pics of the purple fabric. The sewing room is still a smelly no go zone...

Hope you all had a better sewing day!


September plans

So the theme this this month is make something in relation to our changing seasons. Oh how I love seasonal projects! 

Being in the Northern Hemisphere, Autumn/Winter is fast approaching. I also have a new house and a newly decorated bedroom. Therefore my plan this month is make myself some pyjamas for the changing season (and of course the new bedroom!) These are just going to be so warm and lush :) I am making View C Top and View F trousers (middle picture) in Lemon. Can't wait to get started...!

Happy September Sewing Everyone! 
Dawn :)x

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Accordion plans a rap (sorry)

I'm making up View A, with the sleeves from View B, but above the elbow in length. To gladden SarahLiz's heart I will be making a muslin first... hopefully a wearable muslin. Using a dusty slate blue poly knit that refuses to cooperate with the camera. 

I'm also making up stuff for the family, including, eek - the teenage lad. 

Cheers all!

P.S. The blog is BACK - some previous hassles came back, but appear to be sorted.

Cherry dress refashion, S1650

I used Simplicity 1650 to refashion a large dress with these cute cherries into a cute short dress. Which is much more wearable.

More info here!


September make

For September and the new season I am going to make a top.  

There is more info on my blog tracysewshappy.

Happy sewing 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Red September

Hello Ladies,

I'm planning to make this Lutterloh dress from the 80s using some red and white fabric.

Happy sewing to everyone,


September plans for a new season

Here in Australia the weather will be warming up over the next few months.  I've checked my wardrobe and I need casual tops to go with the casual pants I made last spring/summer.  Yes, it takes me time to make all these things, and I am always behind myself.  This year though, I will have the basics ready to wear before I need them.

I'm going to make a white cotton top, using Burda 7079 - the long sleeve version.  I'm afraid I took this photo at night, so it isn't the best colour or quality.  Still, you get the idea...

Looking forward to seeing your plans,

Sarah Liz

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September MAGAM Progect

Let me 'splain (says Desi to Lucy) my rationale for this month's project.  Ahem, you ready . . . I'll be carrying this bag weekly to worship.  The last one I made my Hadassah bag was too big.  I believe THIS one will do the trick.  And, get this ... I'll get more "wear" out of this bag weekly than any garment I'd ever make.

Everything Goes Bag



September MAGAM Plans

Charcoal Peachskin fabric  for dress and jacket
Although it's charcoal grey and we're into fall, I've got plans to wear this with my summer pink/charcoal hat before it's officially time to change from the Summer hats.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Social Media Favor?

Hello Ladies,

I am writing to ask for a social media favor.  Apparently to get a Facebook address one must have 25 likes.  I am 8 short.  Will you please consider hopping over there and "liking" my FB page "Sew Lyrically Vintage"?


Thank you for your consideration.  Now, on to my September garment challenge.   :)


Monday, September 1, 2014

August make

I made this skirt from 2/2010 Burda Style Magazine. 

There are more pics on my blog

Accordion's stashbusting Barbs

I made the StyleArc Barbs. The pattern came via a free download. Yay for free patterns. These were beautifully drafted and just worked. I had to make some minor adjustments for cyclist's thighs, but otherwise this pattern is terrific.

More details on my blog.