Monday, May 3, 2010

Blue,Navy Blue

All week I've done nothing but sew. Why? Because I could!

I finished four pieces all of which were at least partly navy blue. I didn't have to change the thread on my sewing machine or my serger all week. And I still have two more navy pieces to make!!!Maybe just a little overkill you say?

I'll only show you a couple of the pieces today because of the lack of a photographer. ( I can't possibly ask my husband to drag himself away from the Montreal/Pittsburgh game now can I!)

The first two pieces were inspired by a fashion show I was in, a couple of weeks ago. The stylist put me in a cardi much like this



with a matching skirt.The cardigan cost $90.!! And it was too long so I decided to make View B, the shorter version. I had a piece of NAVY poly/lycra which had cost me nothing so I was able to get both the cardi and sleeveless top out of it.Here it is on Antoinette.



I like it this way too.



The little sleeveless top is a nice fit and will be a great piece for summer when I want something more than a T-shirt to wear.




I took the easy way out with this set. All hems were finished with Steam-a-Seam (one of my best friends).I don't wear my clothes all that much since I have a lot of them so this won't need to be washed a lot.





(Whoops,! Looks like two different things ,doesn't it? A photographer,I'm not,LOL.)

I'm really quite thrilled with this set. I always thought I was too short for that look but my husband said as I was leaving for church

" What a nice outfit!"

So here it is on.





I'll have more in a couple of days.
Hope you ,too, had time to sew this week!Have a great one!

19 comments:

Jackie O said...

Good looking outfit, can't wait to see more:)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Of course you can wear this style, you look great. The sleeveless top will be wonderful for the summer :)

Sue said...

Lovely outfit and how useful!

The Sewing Loft said...

Very nice!

Sharon said...

Great outfit and you can add the sleeves from the cardi to the top for the cooler months, (I did this last weekend to mine LOL).

Can't wait to see your other items.

gwensews said...

That's a very lovely cardi and top. It looks fantastic on you. I'm looking forward to having a few days in a row to sew, but not sure when that's gonna' happen!

Aminat said...

Wow, beautiful, the color really suits you please show us more....lol

Lori said...

Great outfit. I like the cardi-wrap and the tank for this pattern is a winner, too.

Gail said...

Love it. Very servicable and coordinated.

Maricou said...

Your husband is right you look great
Navy blue is very classy

Alison said...

I love that cardi wrap! It's so versatile. You've done a great job.

Jenny said...

That looks great! I really like the shorter length.

Kim said...

This outfit is really beautiful =)

Vicki said...

Great twin set - looks really good on you. Nice colour too. Glad you are getting lots of sewing done - can't wait to see more ;)

Fran said...

Very nice -- looks great on. Nice thing about sewing is that you can make looks like that work for you even when short, like us!

alethia said...

Nice and versatile outfit

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Diana - these pieces are lovely! And I LOL when you said that your clothes don't get much laundering because you have so many of them! Boy, do I understand that!

Tany said...

Great looking outfit! That Simplicity pattern is a favorite of mine!

Linda T said...

I love it when I can sew without changing thread---what a treat! Love the cardi. I have that pattern and I must put it in the "to do" stack. Yours looks terrific!