Sunday, February 12, 2017

I'm Back on Track (M 6844 + an SFD Top )

I've been getting great feedback from my Fashion Show / Sale and am planning another one for early June. My head is full of ideas for summer things that I can sew easily , but I'll get help from my sister next time. I've already hit Fabricville where there was a great 40%-40% Sale. Just look at these luscious colours !!

I had a great week sewing for my self. First I'll show you the cozy cardi I made a while back using my morphed version of McCall's 6844.

The closures are some that I found on a belt I bought at a discount store . They don't stay closed so I put tape on the back so they won't open !!

Isn't infinity scarf, a Christmas gift, the perfect  accessory ?

The fabric is a wool blend boucle knit  (Fabricville ) and is warm enough to wear as outerwear on a milder winter day. I've worn this many times already and I get lots of compliments.  This is how I like to wear it.

 I also used for this wrap.

The second piece I'm showing you today is a combination of my Surefit Designs sloper and Sandra Betzina's 1477 .I love this pattern but the twisted bodice accentuates the bust more than I like and I thought the lower half would work with a simple bodice and it does .

The fabric is a poly/lycra from Fabricville.

The trim is a mesh knit. I tried out the twisted neckband and it works I think

I made use of the selvedge and topstitched the cuff in place.

Instead of the bust dart , I shirred the sides . Probably should have aimed higher !!

This is an every day top or an around the house top. I don't love it but its OK. I needed a change from the things I wear all the time as most of my life is lived at home.. I wanted it to be long enough to wear with jeggings ( I don't wear leggings much ).For me that means 30 to 32 " in length. I did wear this to Sewing Group the other day and didn't get any compliments so I guess no one else loves it either . LOL.

This week, I'm having a mini sale of my wraps at my Retired Teachers meeting so I'll be making a few more but I've got a tunic/dress cut out that I'm anxious to get to . I hope you have time to sew this week .

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Irene said...

Love the jacket!
The top is lovely. I do like the neck finish. Is that all one piece of binding? Or did you have separate pieces for each "scallop"?

Vicki said...

The jacket does look warm and cosy. The top is nice too.

Regina Gee said...

Very nice jacket. I like the top, however I did giggle when I saw the extensions on the hem☺

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

All lovely garments but I particularly love your top. I think it looks great on you.

Summer said...

Everything looks great!

Amanda S. said...

All your garments are wonderful! I really need that wrap with the buttons in my closet STAT.

Nancy said...

Your cozy wrap is wonderful and I need to be reminded that I am allergic to mohair, before I run out to get some fabric. While I am not a leopard-print fan, I think you did a great job on the top. It looks very nice on you. Shame on the people at your group for not acknowledging it.

Anne Scanapcio said...

Diana, like myself you are way to critical. Your coat is fab and looks fab on you. The wrap is just the cutest. The top, well, it is very well made....I'm not a fan of that flared look at the bottom because it tends to accentuate that area and even for people like you that are tiny, it still gives the affect of a huge bottom. I mean this in the most loving way. I love the neckline. The netting is a brilliant choice and I thought, duh, why didn't I think of that. Also the color is very nice on you. Please co tinge to inspire all of us.

Nancy K said...

Love the cardigan and top.

Sharon said...

Love your cardogan/jacket and a brilliant way to use those buckles, very inspiring. The top has some gorgeous colours in it and your twisted neckband in mesh is perfect.