Saturday, November 22, 2014

Butterick 5679...

Hello!  I had no obligations today (for once) so I decided to make an easy top from some knit my BFF gave me before she left Japan.

For this I used Butterick 5679:

I made B.

Here's the fabric:

Cute, sparkly, but also see-through!  It didn't look like that when it was all folded.

Here's the finished product:

As you can see from the photo, I'm quite happy with how it turned out.  For some reason the cowl neck ended up being smaller than the actual neck and even with stretching I couldn't get it to fit.  I ended up just taking in the back seem an inch or so.  After that it fit just fine.

That's all for today!  I feel so accomplished that I can sit and watch TV for the rest of the day.  ;)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Simplicity 2054...

Well, Halloween is over and I can get back to sewing for fun and fashion.  First on my list is to use up some of the fabric my BFF left me when she left Japan.  Two kinds of lovely knits (of course my favorite kind of fabric).

Today, I tried to take a nap but couldn't fall asleep, so the obvious course of action would be to get out of bed and make a dress.  Duh.

I decided to make Simplicity 2054:

I made dress A but upon learning that the neckline wasn't high enough, I decided to attach a cowl neck (different from the one in the pattern) directly to the neckline.  I'm happy with how it turned out.

Here is a close up of the fabric:

It's hard to tell in the first pic but it's a black and glittery gold.  Lovely!

That's all for now!