Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Random Musings

This dress from Anthropolgie makes me want to run out and buy striped jersey TODAY to make Vogue 8904, the Tilton shingle dress

Image Credit: HERE


I tried to like my plantain tee and wore it yesterday to work with my crochet scarf. Nope. It'll be an "at home" tee

(scarf Ravelry notes here)

I think these pants are crazy awesome and amazing but my friend says all she sees are curtains



My public library is crazy awesome and has all the books


although there's nothing in the Shape Shape 2 book that I want to make

My sweater is coming right along, the back is done. I hope to finish the front by the weekend and move on to the sleeves.

I have some holes. Booo! My next sweater will be perfectly awesome!!!!
 
 I finally (FINALLY!) cut McCall's 5523. I love the ruffled back! It went together super fast and I am in the process of drafting a lining for it and hope to finish it up by tomorrow. It's ever slightly too big through the hip (but perfect at the waist) -but- that's before the lining. We will see if the side seams need to be pulled in a little. I want to make the pleated version too!

M5523 
As usual, the pattern photo leaves much to be desired. Just Google this pattern. So many amazing versions out there!



Until next time!!
 

21 comments:

  1. My goodness that Vogue model does nothing for that pattern!! I would have never guessed that it was the same dress

    I made that exact McCalls skirt and I love it. I tried to make the pleated version but failed. I hope you make it and show us the detail of the pleats

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    1. It's such a fun, flirty piece!

      I'm going to attempt the pleated one. Eek!! :)

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  2. I am trying to slow down on buying patterns, but your version is so gorgeous that I have just put it on my list of must haves.
    I really wonder why the pattern companies with all the money, can't make decent versions of their own patterns to put on their envelopes. I know I would buy more.

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    1. I think that ALL of the time Annette!

      Thanks :)

      In cataloguing my patterns I discovered I have two of these. If you want it, it's yours!

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  3. I love those pants.Would completely rock it!! Anothrpologie rocked that dress. The pattern seems to look better on curvier women in general.Just my observation.

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    1. I agree Lillian! Anthro has an "updated" version and still, I think if they featured this blogger (I updated to include the link to her blog) then they'd sell tons more!!!!

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  4. I love that McCalls skirt pattern. What a great basic navy skirt with a girly surprise in the back!

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    1. Thanks! It's so fun! And uses minimal fabric too!

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  5. You've really been busy there. Your skirt is looking nice too.

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    1. I think I am allergic to sitting still Faye ;-) Thanks!

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  6. What are you not liking about the Plantain (out of curiousity)? It looks fine to me, for a slightly less basic white tee... (Asking because I'm planning to make the Plantain soon...)

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    1. Well...I am whining maybe but I think the plaid one was SO flattering save for a bit too tight (I think the ability to move my arms is important). So I was hoping this one would be as nice just a better fit but...it looks matronly to me. But I love the neckline SO much that I think I am going to try one more time.

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  7. Love your skirt. I like the pants too, for the fun of construction! I'm inclined to agree that they could be curtains once completed. Making them would be really interesting, I wonder if the pleats are stitched all the way down. You'd have to do a toile first to make sure they fit. You've been dipping your toes in that area of late ; )

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    1. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone! :)

      I got flustered thinking about making a lining for this skirt (really?!) so I don't think I'll try something like these pants anytime soon!

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  8. What?! Your libraries have Burdas? Jealous! I am at various libraries several times a week and use then to their fullest extent... but they often won't special order books/magazines that 'have patterns in them'... so weird. And that curvy model with that Tilton dress look-a-like is actually from Anthropologie? A bit surprising! You're on a role with all your crafty projects here!!

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    1. Is it bad that I have suggested under my library account and my husbands (lol!!!) that they carry BurdaStyle? I am *thinking* these were donated to the library and that's why they have random issues. I would become a crazed library lady if they started carrying a subscription.

      I know!! She is ROCKING that dress! Her blog is something about being a pear. I think she's a fashion blogger. I updated with the link to the blog.

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  9. I am loving your skirt! It looks great! I hope the lining irons out the fit issue.

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  10. Cute skirt! Is there anything you can do to make the tee wearable? At first, I thought, at the library. Then, of course all one has to do is request it and they have to get them. I'll request some additional sewing books.

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  11. I like that skirt! I was just browsing patterns for something just like that. I'll have to keep it in mind.

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  12. Your new skirt is so awesome! I love it.

    And those pants are super sweet. I would wear the crap outta them!

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