Sunday, December 20, 2015

A New Purple Outfit ( Both Pieces by Silhouette Patterns )

Amidst all the Christmas preparations and gift sewing, I managed to sneak in some time for a simple two piece ensemble that will be nice for Boxing Day wearing, I'm thinking.

The top is made with  a not very stretchy polyester print bought at Fabricville. I used Peggy's Gorgio's Top pattern , which really is a great one to use if you like the peplum look but are too old for the real thing (like me, IMO ). It has four panels in both the back and the front so there is plenty of room for fitting adjustments.Another really good thing about this pattern is it's modified  or moderate  dolman sleeves . Oh , and I added a neckband rather than folding back and topstitching the seam allowance.

 I added a couple of inches to the length of my top, just because.

I really loved my last version of this one and I love this one too. It is so easy to wear and is dressy without being too dressy, I think.

The pants are a perfect colour match scuba knit, which I spied last week at Fabricville and almost screeched in delight!. I used the SP Three Piece Yoga pant pattern which I narrowed for a slim pant look. I add two inches to raise the waist for this pattern as I prefer that fit because of my muffin top .

And here are the two together. I'm very happy with this outfit. Each piece was a quick make and I think they make a great look for me.

And worn with my silver sparkly  RTW  cardigan which is a staple in my Christmas Season wardrobe.

Now on to finish some doll clothes for my little sweeties and then I'm done and ready for some Ho! Ho! Ho!

Merry Christmas everyone !

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Dress That Didn't Work (For Me ) Another Version of Burda 6988

I'd wanted to make View B of Burda 6988 since I first bought the pattern. I thought the flared out skirt would be a good look for my type of figure. So I made this.

 Pretty cute, huh?

The faux leather trim was used to focus the eye away from such a busy print (poly/lycra) and I loved this dress on the dress form.

 I wore it when my daughter happened to be home on a long weekend ,for a friend's special birthday. To my surprise, I didn't like it on me at all! Both Tamara and my hubby liked it and couldn't figure out why I didn't. I didn't think to get a pick before it went home with DD but the neckline, which I scooped, and the placement of the drop waist just weren't right on me. I think I would need to lower this quite a bit and change the neckline before this style would suit me.

Oh well! The dress did find a good home. But as usual, no pic of Tamara in it .

I hope you are having fun sewing for yourself or someone else for Christmas !

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