Sunday, July 26, 2015

Summer White Pieces With a Little Bit of Black ( M6844, V8793, V8952, & V8004 )

I have bad allergies that are particularly troublesome and debilitating this summer .I've been pretty well house bound for all of July and believe it or not but my sewing room ,which is in our basement, seems the only room in the house where my symptoms are much less harsh!!!Needless to say, I've been sewing every day.

I've become very committed to sewing up my stash and I decided to concentrate on the shelf of whites which have been sitting there for years!

My first garment was the fluted neck silk dupioni top blogged here
Then I made the Marcy Tilton cotton jacquard top shown here.

Next came this M6844  cardigan  which I made when I realized it was never going to get hot this summer and I've gotten a lot of wear out of it , let me tell you!
The fabric is a  cotton knit bought at Fabricville last year.
I lengthened the pattern by 5" and added to the width below the waist of both front and back.

Well that was only the beginning.My next piece was this cotton crochet Katherine Tilton top which got rave reviews from the girls at Fabricville when I dropped in for some interfacing the other day.
My DGD loved it too.

The pattern is V8793

The fabric is a cotton crochet with some stretch

I cut the whole thing to utilize the selvedge  for all hems , including the outer edge of the outer collar.

I omitted the zipper trim on the collar but I did underline both collar layers with silk organza. I also omitted the cuffs on the sleeves.

When my serger refused to run this fabric through, I decided to finish all seams with french seams and then top stitched them. It was a bit challenging but not impossible as you can see.

And I love the end result!

Next I made View C of V8952.

The fabric is rayon lycra.
I added 2" to the length and cut the back hem the same as the front because I prefer that silhouette.

This was a really quick sew and  is a great at home piece to lounge in.

My next piece was this one.

The pattern is V8004 , which I've wanted to make for a long time. I did my usual FBA and rounded upper back adjustment Can I say that this simple little adjustment makes such a difference in the comfort of a garment!!)   but didn't change anything else.

The fabric is a medium weight slubbed cotton knit.
I would lengthen it by at least an inch another time  but I think it's the perfect companion piece for my Black and white  Rachel Comey skirt.

 I have  a great culottes outfit to show you next time . So please come back for a look.

Happy Sewing from


Angela said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love all these, especially that crocheted one:)

Vicki said...

Some really lovely pieces there! All very summery too.

Bonnie said...

I love the pieces you've sewn. They are very nice & you look great in them!
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Faye Lewis said...

Yes, these are some really nice wardrobe additions.

Ann (SewBabyNews) said...

Wow! Those are all so nice! So sorry to hear about your allergies, but glad that you are able to find a comfortable place to sew.

Gail said...

Love your version of V8004 a pattern that I've had for a while. I might make one with long sleeves soon.

Sharon said...

You definitely removed some white fabric from your stash. Love the crocheted piece and they all look fantastic on you.

Cathryn said...

I am completely in love with the cotton crochet top. Great work, and you look fabulous in it!