I send out big hugs to all of you who left such sweet messages of sympathy for the loss of my friend. Your kindness is truly comforting.The shock has started to wear off but it is still awfully hard to believe it can be true. But dear sewing friends, during that first week of trying to come to terms with the loss of my friend, sewing really helped soothe me as it has through any bad times I've ever lived through..be it divorce, children troubles, my mum's Alzheimer's and everything in between, Sewing has always been my comfort. We are all so blessed to have this wonderful craft as our hobby. I truly don`t know how I would ever cope with life`s hurdles without it.
During our week-long power outage, I did manage to cut out four items, all black and white. I have them finished. All quick sews, they are all casual wear because ,for the most part, I do sew for my lifestyle.
The first is a classic T-shirt dress using V8793 by Katherine Tilton but of course I lengthened it .
I was intending to use this collar but it ended up being too heavy so it will keep for a heavier weight version.
Instead I cut neck and arm bands using a red stripe Thrift Store top I had bought for just such a purpose.
The dress fabric is a cotton lycra bought at Mood's online store.
This is a very comfy dress that I already love having in my closet! I left it quite loose fitting on purpose but I can add a belt to bring it closer to the body..
Next, I made this short sleeved shirt using S2339
I was inspired by an outfit at Coldwater Creek ( I miss them already !! )
This is an Amazing Fit pattern . I cut the bodice front using the C Cup piece because I've used this before using the D cup piece and it was too big. I wear a DD bra so I'm not sure why the C is better for me ??? In any case , I love the fit and will be using this pattern again for sure.
The fabric is cotton but not gingham. The check is woven in however and has just the right amount of body for a shirt.
Nothing much to say about the construction. I love a collar on a band and used this method outlined at Diana's Sewing Lessons.
The third piece is V8792, View B which I've always wanted to try.
I had fun changing it up a bit by adding a band at the hem as well as sleeve bands.
Isn't it cool ! It's also very comfortable to wear and goes well with the grey skinny jeans, last summer's palazzo pants,as well as with my Silhouette Yoga pants which I tapered to form a "skinny " black version. The fabric is scuba knit from Fabricville which I imagine is make-believe neoprene. Whatever!I love this fabric and have made two other pairs of yoga pants this summer. No pilling unlike the ponte knit of last summer's multi pairs of yoga pants.
Well DH is calling me to watch Episode 16 of Season 5 of West Wing on Netflix. Oh my! We are so addicted to Netflix!!
I have a couple more things to show you but they will keep for another time.
Happy Sewing from