Thursday, June 21, 2012

More Useful Pieces for my Wardrobe

The weather has turned warmer and sunnier this week in the Maritime Provinces. For me, that meant a whole lot of weeding  but I still sewed quite a bit of course.

I wasn't as keen to finish my rainproof jacket as I was when I started it thanks to the beautiful weather but I did finish quite a bit of it.I'll show you the finished garment next week for sure. I'm not intending to let this become a UFO!

I have another pair of cropped pants to show you which I made a couple of weeks ago. Here they are with a few details.
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I morphed two patterns together to make these jeans.I used Vogue 7608 ( which were fitted by Sandra Betzina when I attended her workshop in Halifax in 2006)and McCall's 5392 an OOP pattern.




 I simply laid the McCall's skinny jeans over the Betzina pattern and used above the crotch ofV7608 and tapered the legs from the thigh down using  M5392 and cut them at about ankle length . These turned out just the way I had imagined them and I really like them a lot.

Here I'm wearing my new capris with another Today"s Fit piece, V1109    , blogged here. I love the way they fit.



I also made a top this week which I've been admiring for a long time but wasn't sure how flattering it would be
The pattern is New Look 6648 View A.

The fabric is a somewhat sheer, stretchy and crinkled polyester from my stash . I love the batik-like mix of colours in this fabric.



This piece was super easy and quick to make. The band is ruched at the sides and must fit snugly for the right effect.





I think it looks Ok on me but is not my best look.This will probably be a once and only for this pattern. I have it out of my system now.

Here are the two pieces together.


WEEeeeeee!!




Next, I want to finish my jacket and then make a couple of purple pieces to go with a beautiful amethyst bracelet my husband gave me for our anniversary. Please look in on me again soon.

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9 comments:

velosewer said...

Your pants are gorgeous.

KID, MD said...

What a fun new outfit! The pants are really fabulous - great length and perfect fit.

Vicki said...

Nice fabric for that top. Might be hard to wear. Looks nice with the pants.

pdiddly said...

I love the pants - Jeans are moving up the "to-do" list for me. Can understand your comment on the top but the fabric is very pretty.

Irene said...

The jeans look wonderful! Well, and so do the tops, of course. Great outfits for summer.

Sharon said...

Great pants and can understand your comment about the top however it is very pretty fabric.

Judi said...

Just have to say...I DO like the top! ...the fabric and especially the pattern!!! The pants and top look nice together...fun outfit.

Judi said...

Just have to say...I DO like the top! ...the fabric and especially the pattern!!! The pants and top look nice together...fun outfit.

Gail said...

Great pieces. I love the striped Vogue top and really must make that pattern up myself. I've had it in knits box forever.