March 8, 2014

Jo-Ann Fabric Coupon Commotion

Finally time for myself, work has seriously been occupying my time. I am glad it's the weekend and the weather is nice, so I am heading to Jo-ann Fabric big coupon sale. I am hoping to get some good buys. I hope you are out and about enjoying the beautiful day.


February 15, 2014

New Patterns and Weekending Sewing

It's a three day weekend and I am looking forward to it. This has been a long and rough week for me with all the snow, rain, sleet and commuting back and forth to work wore me out. The only good thing about this weather is I get to stay inside and catch up on my sewing.  I really hope that we are nearing the end of all this snow. I am so ready for spring.

I was able to catch the last pattern sale and these arrived yesterday. My plans for the weekend is to work on V8670 and V8836.   The others will rest until its time to start my spring sewing.

What's your plan for this one weekend?

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February 9, 2014

Blue and Black


For this outfit I used McCalls 5105 for the top and Vogue 8138 for the slacks. I was unable to find these patterns on the website so I posted pictures of the pattern. 


Materials used:
  • Navy Blue Double Knit 
  • Black Faux Leather
  • Non-Roll elastic 

For the top I made view C with the following alterations:
  • added 3 1/2 inches to the length of the bodice 
  • Removed 6 inches from the sleeve hemline and added faux leather
I chose this McCall's pattern for the top because of the variety of necklines and sleeve options that are available. I wanted a simple v-neck tunic style top that was a quick and easy sew and this pattern was a perfect choice. I chose the slacks from this Vogue pattern because it looked like a good fit on the model 
and I was hoping for the same results




Both patterns are simple and easy to construct. The pants are pull-ons with an elastic waist and I was able to construct them straight out of the envelope with no adjustments. The pants length, the crotch length and the ease in leg/thigh areas was a perfect fit. 



For the sleeves I removed 6 inches from the hem and added faux leather. I really enjoyed working with these patterns to create this outfit. I will possibly make this again for the spring in a lightweight fabric.