Sunday, December 22, 2013

Updated Skirt Pics and Finished Items: M6886 and Kimono Tee

So, don't mind my random grey tank...I liked the burnt orange with the brown...

I don't hate it as much, but I still don't love it :/


eh.

I also needed to sew today. Y'all know what I'm talking about...when you NEED to sew. When life is throwing lemons at you and it's the only thing that'll keep you sane!!! 

I was going to start a more complex top but didn't want to deal with possible frustration. I made another Kimono Tee in this CRAZY INSANE kinda different burnout, weird knit from FabricMart. It's animal prints and plaids and circles and crazy!! Sooo you have to make something super crazy simple. Enter my 1 yard, 1 hour pattern. I lengthened it 2 inches and tried to do rouching/shirring/gathering/whatever on the side seams. I just winged it and shirred 5" of fabric with a 3" length of 3/8" elastic. 




Now, you may ask why I have a bow on my shirt? Well, I accidentally cut it because apparently...that's what I do. So...at first I was going to put a button there but it didn't fit but somehow, a bow does.

Then, I had to make something else and decided on a new pattern from the McCall's spring lineup.

M6886 is a t-shirt dress with round or v-neck, 3 different sleeve lengths, and 3 (I think) dress lengths. It's such a simple pattern which makes it easy to showcase your knit of choice. I had picked up this fabric from SR Harris awhile back. I could've sworn it was weightier like a double knit, but it's kind of thin. The print is crazy and the color isn't something I'd normally choose, but I like it!





(I don't know why this pic is so crappy...)


This weekend, I also "made" a blanket for my son for Christmas. When I first learned of the fleece tie blanket craze, I made like, 1 for everyone! But my son's was made with just over 1 yard of fabric and he complained ever since. Then one day, I sent it home with my nephew who didn't have on a coat when the temperature dropped. So he lugs his bed comforter down to the basement all the time.

I had such a tough time finding a fabric suitable for his 14 year old self!!! I went with a checkerboard (sorry, it's already wrapped) black & white, backed with solid black fleece. I serged around the entire blanket (holy buckets!!) with white thread. It's huge. I went with 2 1/2 yards so it should be plenty big for wrapping up on the couch.

Then I spent many hours on Friday and Sunday making this Lekala jacket for my daughter. Oy. Here's a little preview and full review to come after Christmas. I think the fit of the finished garment is really of the most concern with Lekala, so I want to know it worked out before reviewing it!



I have four projects in my head that I want to get done. Can they be cranked out before year end?!? :)
Burda skirt in navy moleskin
Burda tank in ivory cotton/silk voile
Vogue pants in a black/white/blue/green plaid (it isn't that crazy. the blue and green are very subtle)
New Look top in purple cotton shirting



14 comments:

  1. Oh yeah - I NEEDED to sew today too! I totally get you! But I wasn't nearly as productive as you. (In my defense, I'm making a sheer sequined top, so I had to cut the blasted sequins out of the seam allowances. Oy, my neck and shoulders!)

    I love every single piece you've shown. Even your "eh" face is cute! And now that McCall's pattern is on my list too!

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    1. Oh boy. Sheer. Sequined. You should have added "vodka" to that! LOL!!!!

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  2. Your McCall's dress is quite nice and fits you well. That t-shirt knit is indeed cray. Whoever thought up that design really needs a vacation.

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    1. hahahaha! When I saw it I was like, that's just crazy enough that I *have* to own it, even if it sits in my stash forever! :)

      Thanks :)

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  3. Love both your dress and top.. I actually like that fabric..
    Hope your day improves.. But proud your getting to sew..
    Nothing can make us feel better.ha

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    1. Oh the sewing keeps me sane Judy!

      Thanks much!

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  4. You look a lot happier in the t-shirt/leggings and the knit dress than you do in the little skirt :)

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  5. I SHOULD have done some sewing tonight. Sigh. There goes my special Xmas day top...

    I agree with SarahLiz. Much happier face & posture in the tshirt/leggings/dress.

    Good luck with the rest of your projects.

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    1. Thanks Accordion!!

      I did feel like all I didn't get done last night will have to wait until next weekend! :)

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  6. I have made the New Look top with the long sleeves. The sizing runs a little large. Also the circumference of sleeve bands was way too large. They had to be removed and shortened by 2 inches. I love the way the body of the top hangs but I hate the way the sleeves look at the band. They hang on my arm at a weird angle. I will make this again in view A for summer to eliminate those ugly sleeves and will also go with a size smaller.

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    1. I saw your message and went to measure the pieces. Normally in tops I am a size 14. The size 14 band was like 18" finished or something. I think my arm was around 13" or so at that point. No one needs an extra 5" of room around their forearm!

      I think I'll cut a 14 sleeve and grade down to a 10, and also cut a smaller band.

      Thanks for your tip!!

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  7. I have made the New Look top with the long sleeves. The sizing runs a little large. Also the circumference of sleeve bands was way too large. They had to be removed and shortened by 2 inches. I love the way the body of the top hangs but I hate the way the sleeves look at the band. They hang on my arm at a weird angle. I will make this again in view A for summer to eliminate those ugly sleeves and will also go with a size smaller.

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  8. You look fierce in everything you wear/make. I love your knit dress and as crazy as the print might be to some - I like it! Great reviews on pattern review too, can't wait to read more on your blog

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