Saturday, May 29, 2010

We Have a Winner!!!!

YES, YES, Oh, yes! I have finally made something that I am really, really happy much so that after I finish the skirt I have up next, I will make another version!!!!

But first let's get to the eh, jacket that I made from S4182.  I finally finished it earlier this week......

It's not bad, it fits okay, but not sure if I would make another.  And since it too hot here already to be wearing anything layered, even a tank top and short sleeved cotton jacket it may not see daylight until NEXT spring!  But all in all not too bad!

So the winner is McCall's 5882:

I wasn't sure what to expect from this pattern, I am not usually a fan of tunic tops.  But I loved the idea of the contrasting fabrics and had the perfect fabrics in mind.  So here is my version:

I just love it.  I didn't make any alterations to the pattern but did have to do the seams at about 1/2" rather than 5/8".  It was just a little snug, so next time I will add 1/4" to the side seams.  Most people might not like the high neck but I love it.  Frankly I am tired of showing the world "the girls" when ever I bend over when wearing a vee neck or scoop neck currently in style.

The fabric is a quilting cotton from P&B Fabrics called MOD.  I carry it in my online shop The Cotton Loft, I have it in this summer yellow and a spring green.  I interlined the top portion with batiste.  The facing on this is very narrow, next time I would either just use the batiste as lining or make a contrasting bias for the neck and armholes.

All in all, it was very easy to make, though I do think the 22" zipper was overkill, but I have plenty of zippers so no big deal.  I would love to make another top and maybe even the dress version.  I have so many fabrics I would love to use I think I could make a whole wardrobe out of this pattern!  YEAH!! I am so HAPPY with this!

What is Wrong with this Picture?

Sorry the color is so off, but do you see what is wrong with this?  I was sewing down the finally facing when I noticed that this seam was not finished with bias. I don't know how I missed it......I hate when that happens, has it happened to you?  I was able to finish the seam with out too much trouble.....I hate ripping stuff out so always look for an easy fix.

With this winner I am off with renewed hope to make a skirt from this pattern: New Look 6898:

I am making View E in a green and yellow floral with a diagonal yellow contrasting band at the hem.  Very summery!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fido Friday

No, they are not dead.......just hot!