Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vogue 1389 Top #2

I am absolutely in love with this Vogue pattern. This is my second version of the top. I wore it to work today; it is very comfortable and I love that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion. I can't wait to make more versions of this top. JoAnn's had an amazing sale last week; I really wish I had bought more of this fabric.  

Now I have to start working on the muslin for the skirt in this pattern. 

Happy sewing!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Vogue 1389 Top

I love, love, love this pattern! I was very lucky to win it on a giveaway by one of my favorite bloggers - the lovely Nakisha of Sew Crafty Chemist. It was such a quick and easy sew; it only took me a few hours. I'm going to make as many versions of this top as I can, in all sorts of different colors. I'm already working on version #2. 

There are no side seams - the front and the back join at the back. 

I'm enjoying the soccer World Cup. Go team U.S.A!

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sleeveless Butterick 5235 Dress

I was really starting to think that my sewing machine hates me. I haven't been able to get anything sewn right for a while. After that short sorbetto, I failed miserably on another project - a Vogue skirt. So I decided to make another Butterick 5235 dress since I had trouble with it on this version. This was actually suggested by Dorothy.
I absolutely love how this dress came out. Brown is my favorite color, and I fell in love with this fabric as soon as I saw it at JoAnn.

I skipped the waist darts this time, which made my zipper insertion a lot easier. The waist darts were taking away too much fabric from the center back, which is why I had such a hard time last time. 

I love this pattern a lot. With only two pieces, it really makes for a quick sew. Now I can definitely say that it's one of my TNTs. 

Happy sewing! Congrats to all those who participated in MMM this year. I'll be participating next year. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Unfinished Sorbetto

Neckline, armholes, and hem all unfinished.

After seeing Annette's lovely sorbettos, I decided to go ahead and download the free sorbetto pattern by Colette patterns. It's such a simple pattern and I knew it would be great to make lots of quick tops for the summer. After cutting and taping the pattern, I placed it against my body to see how far (lengthwise) the top would go, and it seemed to be just perfect, even after subtracting seam allowance. I was so wrong! I regret not having done a better job with checking the length. It is just too short for my long torso - it looks a bit weird when I'm wearing it. So now I'm just wondering whether I should even bother finishing it or toss it and get on with another project? But I really love the fabric though. I may just complete it and wear it at home only. 
Note to self - no more shortcuts, please. 

Happy sewing!