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I've been sewing

I found some sewing mojo!  I have been working on the chambray dress using McCall's 6124.  I have had to make a few adjustments upper back to wide so took a deeper seam in upper center back seam, side back seam to tight over hip area and also adjusted side seam for hip area.

I made a 1 inch FBA, had to go back and reduce princess seams in bust area from 5/8 to 3/8 inch.  My usual adjustments included forward shoulder, sway back and petite length adjustment.

Pictures to follow of work in progress later.


Has anyone seen my sewing mojo?

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I have truly misplaced my sewing mojo.  Partly it has been a heck of a week work wise and just have no energy to even go into the sewing room after work.  The only sewing related activities have been to read Pattern Review while I drink my first cup of coffee of the day.  I then go to my blog list to see what others are doing, thinking this will be inspiring.  It has been, just not enough to get my sewing mojo going.

I then jump over to look at fabric websites and see a lot of pretties, but not buying right now.

I was excited to see some of the McCall's patterns this morning after getting a notice that new fall patterns were out.  I did find a few I liked.




There seems to be a lot of the same styles just using darker  colors with some of the patterns.
Maybe I will make it to the sewing room this weekend, I have a pattern ready and fabric to cut out!  More later.


What's next?

As a member of the Sew a Garment A Month group on Facebook, August idea was to select three patterns from stash and then narrow this down to one.  Being a person who normally deviates from rules from time to time, I pulled five pants patterns, most recently purchased-meaning purchased this year-and read through some of the instructions with two of them.  I then proceeded to go a totally different route and decided to make a denim dress using this McCall's pattern.

I have had this fabric in stash only for a short period of time.  I purchased the same time that I bought a stretch denim from JoAnn's to make a trial version of the Jalie Eleanor pull on jeans earlier this year.

I have cut around the pattern pieces and will do pin fitting later.

I continue to avoid sewing pants.  It just feels like a hassle.  And for me probably a lot of fiddling with the fit.  I am short in length from waist to hip, not the normal 7-9 inches below the waist.  I now have a flatter rear, when it onc…

What's next?

As a member of the Sew a Garment A Month group on Facebook, August idea was to select three patterns from stash and then narrow this down to one.  Being a person who normally deviates from rules from time to time, I pulled five pants patterns, most recently purchased-meaning purchased this year-and read through some of the instructions with two of them.  I then proceeded to go a totally different route and decided to make a denim dress using this McCall's pattern.

I have had this fabric in stash only for a short period of time.  I purchased the same time that I bought a stretch denim from JoAnn's to make a trial version of the Jalie Eleanor pull on jeans earlier this year.

I have cut around the pattern pieces and will do pin fitting later.

I continue to avoid sewing pants.  It just feels like a hassle.  And for me probably a lot of fiddling with the fit.  I am short in length from waist to hip, not the normal 7-9 inches below the waist.  I now have a flatter rear, when it onc…

Version 3 McCall's 6964

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This weekend I completed my third garment that I had planned to sew on my staycation.  This is becoming a TNT for me. My first version was this one and I still wear it often during cooler weather.
The print fabric was from EOS and the black sleeves were more of an illusion knit from Fabric.com

My second version did not turnout so well.  I used another print fabric from EOS and used a solid neckband and short sleeve in a green color also from EOS.

For some reason the neckband never would lay flat and even inserting some elastic thread in the back neckband under the serged stitches did not help at all.  This is one I wear only at home as I truly dislike how it looks.  I also wish I used a different color for the sleeves and neckband.
This is my third version which turned out well. I took photos last night after work and if I stand with my arms by my side I look like one big floral person.  This fabric has been around a long time.  I looked through fabric photos back to 2010 and did not …

Kirsten Kimono Tee #3

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I thought I would post a photo of my third Maria Denmark-Kirsten Kimono Tee!  Such a quick, quick sew.  DH and I were leaving to go out and play in the lovely summer weather, though rather hot.  He took a few quick shots of the top.  Fabric is from Girl Charlee's January KnitFix.

I have to admit I was not really thrilled about this fabric but after making it and wearing yesterday, I do like it now.  Because it contains some cotton it was perfect for outdoors and the hot weather we had yesterday.  Cotton does wick much better than polyester knits.


I am sure there will be more of this top!

Cali Fabrics New Blog and $100 Gift Certificate

I mentioned in an earlier post about buying and sewing some fabrics from Cali Fabrics.  Both were a floral knit with stripes and one was a rayon floral striped fabric.  They have launched a new blog and several bloggers are posted on that site.

In celebration of their new blog they are giving away $100 gift certificate. Here is a link to use to go to their site to enter to win.  Not an affliate, yada,yada-just have been a recent purchaser of their fabrics.

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