Monday, January 25, 2010

Take that weird sweater!

Remember that horrible McCall's sweater from a few posts back?  The one that looked so cute on the pattern envelope but fit way weird?

Well, I fixed that problem.  That annoying sweater is now a dress.

I win!

P.S. - Same pattern as the Simplicity flowered dress from the January 17th post.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


This is the Project Runway top with the fixed cuffs:

Looks much better.  Sorry but my face refused to look good in this picture.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

One dress...

So I made this a while ago.  I just hadn't got a chance to wear it until recently.  The flowered dress:

I got a lot of compliments on this outfit.  :)

I used the pattern from here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just kidding...

Found some leftover fabric.  So I made another Project Runway tunic.  I didn't have enough of the black so the cuffs are a little tiny.  I'll probably fix that at a later date.

I am for sure done now.  My back hurts and I'm hungry and still stuffy.  Plus I need a shower.  Yeah, definitely done.

This is the last of it...

Not forever (now don't get excited) just for little bit.  I have to go back to work tomorrow. 

Well, I finally got the three Project Runway patterns in the mail.

The hem isn't finished in the photo.  Do you remember me raving about this fabric that I bought before I had the pattern?  That's it.  I FREAKIN' LOVE IT!  It looks like galaxies in space.  And the best news of all is that I have about a yard extra so I can use it as a contrast in something else.  Win! 

This is the pattern:

At the last minute I decided I would cut the flat sleeve (far bottom right) because I've done so many things with puff sleeves lately (not that I don't love them, just needed different).  This is by far my favorite of all the vacation sewing I've done.  I decided on contrast bows rather than matching bows.  I made them with bias tape and don't care what anyone thinks about that!  :p

Bow detail & fabric close up:

I think I'll definitely make this again.


Again, forgive the unfinished hem.  I think I bought a baby knit.  It was with other baby knits but it doesn't really look like one.  So whatever, I guess.  I forgot to put in the elastic at the waist.  I'm still debating whether it needs it or not.  I really like how this turned out but I am surprised how low the neckline ended up being.

From this pattern:

I bought this 80s pattern ages ago and just couldn't decided on a fabric.  I settled on broadcloth and to be honest I kinda don't really like this.  Is it just me?  Or is this weird looking?  Plus, the neck feels like it's choking me.  I'd appreciate your input, positive or negative.


Finally, I made this sweater:

I know it's kinda hard to see because of the black pants.  This is way weird  The sleeves sit oddly on me and I thought maybe it might be me but on damn near everyone who made this was not happy with it.  I wish I would have read that before doing this.

Well that's it folks.  I've had a blast sewing this vacation and I hope you've enjoyed everything I've made.  :)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

First of the new year...

I'm afraid the massive onslaught of sewing is going to slow tremendously in a few days when I go back to work.  :(

I love my job.  I really do but staying home with nothing to do but sew and cook make me happypants.

Would you believe my luck when my trip to Joann's yesterday warranted four new patterns because McCall's is on sale for 99 cents!

Anyway, this is officially the first 2010 project (made yesterday):

I'm sure you know just by looking that I fell in love with this fabric immediately. 

From this pattern:

McCall's like Simplicity has something similar to Project Runway with these Create It! patterns.  I can't tell you how much I hate patterns that list each segment separately.  Seriously pick one of these up and you too will be annoyed.

I made this today (please forgive the unfinished hem):

Funny thing.   The Beatle boots I'm wearing in the above picture I got at Goodwill today for $5.  That was after I bought the above fabric.  Well, I had forgotten about the fabric and when compared lo and behold they match pretty well.  So I guess the Beatle boots were destined to come home with me.  :)

From this pattern:

I have one more cut out but I don't have elastic to finish it.  Next week I have new Joann's coupons too.  I'm having the best vacation!