Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back to Normal

I first want to thank everyone who kindly left me comments about my mum's passing. I hope I answered each of you individually, but in case I didn't,please know that each comment touched me and made me grateful for my cyber friends.

These two little people Riley and Sadie, were a great comfort to me during the most difficult times.

After a few days of much needed rest,I spent a few hours in my sewing room and managed to finish a few items that I'd started before.

The first is a fun top that I really love wearing. The fabric is a knit frilled mesh that I bought in Montreal.

It is a loose interpretation of View B of Simplicity 2374.I didn't have enough fabric to make the extended sides so I just straightened them.

The fabric was surprisingly easy to work with. It was just a matter of cutting the pieces in single layers and matching the frills at the front and back side seams.
I bound the neckline and armholes by using "frills" .The hem was formed by folding up the stripe under the bottom frill.

Here's another piece I had started but only finished Saturday. I used New Look 6345 which is one of my favorite patterns for skirts. I made View A

The fabric is Bull denim and the lining is a cotton voile. I love the results. I was aiming for a casual look so I didn't peg the skirt. It is straight without fitting snugly which makes for a more sporty look,IMO.

I added the pockets from View D

I sewed double rows of top stitching to most seams but to add a little extra
style,I sewed eight rows of stitching to the hem. I really like the result.

Here are the two pieces together.

Here I'm wearing the outfit but this muggy weather makes for bad hair every day so I cut off my head.

Have agreat week everyone!


Anonymous said...

What a super gorgeous outfit! And so flattering on you. You certainly know what suits you and you sew them so beautifully.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I love both pieces and like how you worked the details! Eight rows of topstitching is amazing...cause that takes some time & precision!

Anonymous said...

Great looking outfit. And your top stitching rows are perfection. Any secrets you can share on how to make them so perfect?

Also, what are "frills" that you mention on the top? I'm not familiar with that term. Thanks.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

What a lovely outfit. I love the top fabric. When I first saw the picture I thought you made the pleats/layers of the top...a style I want to make, Kwik Sew 3755, but I prefer yours, the layers are not so wide.

Your grand children are
gorgeous :) and can understand how they would bring much comfort.

Lori said...

Great outfit. I like the topstitching on the skirt, perfectly done.

Vicki said...

Love the outfit! Great use of that ruffle fabric - very pretty

Linda T said...

Oh, I LOVE that knit and it looks so nice with the white skirt.