Hand sewing, final tweaks, and new fabric

I put it off long enough but I needed to hem the camel/black skirt.  I hand stitched the hem as I did not like the look of the blind hem using my sewing machine; the lining was stitched using sewing machine.  I also ended up having to undo the waist facing/lining from the skirts at side and center back seam as I just felt the skirt was too loose still in the waist area.  Taking an additional 3/8 seam at the waistline down about an inch, truly made the fit better.  Skirt is now ready to wear.

I also tweaked M6844 cardigan by taking a deeper seam just above and below the waistline.  Earlier this morning I stitched down the front lapels from waist to bottom edge.  The boucle knit is rather thick and the lapels did not turn back and stay as I wanted.  It also added to much bulk at the center front at my tummy and I did not find that very flattering.

I hope to take some photos of me wearing both soon.  I just was not in the mood for photo taking tonight.

I ordered some fabrics from EOS at the first of the new year.  One piece had to be reordered and I received all fabrics earlier this week.  So here's a peak.
Black white scuba knit also described as Neoprene

This is the underside of the fabric.


Black-golden brown ponte knit    
Sweater knit, mix of animal print in browns, grays and black with gold spots 
Tomorrow the serger and sewing machine are set up for sewing the KS top.  Hopefully this will be an easy sew, only three pattern pieces. 

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    1. I am not sure what dress this will become, but I am looking forward to the sewing journey.

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  2. Gorgeous fabrics! Such great finds, especially that last one!

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  3. Drool! Can't wait to see them become!

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  4. Awesome new fabrics - EOS is becoming a must check source daily for me because Linda's offerings are so awesome!

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    1. I try not to look too often as I always find more fabric I want to buy. My collection is not as extensive as yours but I do have a lot already.

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  5. I have also purchased the animal knit (still to arrive at my door). It looks gorgeous.

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    1. Great. I have two ideas for this fabric and will have to decide soon.

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  6. Those fabrics are "drool worthy"! I love the neoprene. Have seen alot of it being sewn on this past Project Runway Allstars. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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    1. Thanks! I just heard of this neoprene fabric from a Nordstrom's catalog. Loved the dress in the catalog so hope I can make something as nice.

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