Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Copy-Cat Idea

I've been browsing through my favorite blogs and after visiting Marji's, I decided to be a copy-cat. Quite a few Bloggers that I follow sew according to a colour plan to which they give creative names and although I too sometimes sew two or three items that match each other, I don't give my matching outfits names. Well I think I'll give it a shot.

Right now I'm sewing a light winter jacket that will go with my browns ,rusts and tans.I just bought a sweater knit in the same colour family and have cut out a brown Marci Tilton skirt.I also have a yummy burnt orange sweater knit that fits in. But what to call it? Hmmmm...???...nothing coming to mind...???...this is probably very lame but...I guess it's going to be my
What Goes With Brown Collection

Here are the Fabrics
The first one is a wool polyester blend and I'm making a jacket using Vogue 1100 I lengthened the jacket about 4 inches and the sleeves an inch. With this jacket I want to wear long tan gloves which I just bought in Montreal.

The second is just going to be a scarf because I would stick out like a sore thumb wearing anything else out of this animal print knit.

The brown stripe is for the Marci Tilton skirt and the rusty orange sweater knit is going to be the top in Simplicity2520.I'm going to lengthen the sleeves and probably change them to fitted ones as well.

This brown sweater knit which I bought at C&M Textiles in Ottawa ,will be either this Butterick pattern or this Sandra Betzina sweater which I've made before.

So far,I've spent many hours on the jacket including pattern alterations, cutting out,interfacing, bound buttonholes and welt pockets (I used brown faux suede for these).The lining is in , the buttons are sewn and it's almost finished.

I'm hoping to have it ready for next weekend . My three sisters and I are going shopping in a nearby city (Moncton). We'll spend the night,go out for a nice dinner , etc.One of my sisters drools over my coats and jackets and so I want to rub it in (LOL)

I'm in the middle of one of those times when all I want to do is sew but I should be cleaning and shopping for Christmas.I've made up a time-table(once a teacher,always a teacher) for the week to try and fit in everything I need to do but there's just no help for it. I'll do like I always do. I'll wait till the last minute to do my Holiday sewing and then be all stressed out.

Oh I have made one thing . A fleece "quilt" . I try to make one of these each fall for the homeless shelter in nearby Fredericton. I use left over or donated pieces of fleece for the front and I just simply back it with a piece large enough to do the trick.It's very warm and there's no need to do any quilting because the static in the fleece holds the two sides together.This project always makes me feel good so I love doing it.The blocks on this one are 12"square.

I'll get some pics of the jacket and post them in a couple of days, hopefully.

I hope you all have a great week and find some time to sew.