Friday, January 30, 2015

More To Do Than Day

The pants are not quite done. They need elastic which I'm probably inserting right now. There just weren't enough hours in yesterday to get back to finishing them. There was more to do than day which I much prefer to more day than do.



 


As soon as the elastic is in, I'll start working on Butterick 5891. The pattern is for a sleeveless top or a jacket. I need to reread my earlier posting - I would do that differently - to remind myself of what Iactually intended to do differently the next time I sewed it. I'm pretty sure it had to do with how the peplum was sewn on. Other than that, I'll be adding sleeves.




You can see from the line drawing that the jacket has french seams and sleeves and the sleeveless top has asymmetrical piecing in the back and a peplum. I intend to put the jacket sleeves on the top. I think it'll work great although I also intend to make the jacket another time.





I re-read the reviews and came across this new posting of the jacket sewn by Domestic Deb. It is FANTASTIC and I hope she won't mind me using the picture since it was well after ten last night when I wrote this post and I didn't have time to ask. I'm not making the jacket but I am inspired by the piecing she used to...





... perk up my fabric selection. In the picture above, the print and the solid black were going to be for the top and the grey is for the pants. In this next picture...





... I've put together a different collection of fabrics that added some color. I think this combination has a lot more energy than the earlier mix and I want a lot more energy in my top. We'll see how it actually turns out. If I'm remembering correctly, there are a lot of pieces but it's a relatively easy sew. Hopefully I'll have both it and the pants to show on Monday.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - yesterday was my other mother's birthday and today is my friend's birthday. They are both wonderful women that I'm lucky to have in my life.

The higher your energy level the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. 
- Anthony Robbins

8 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to see this done! I've been wanting to make this up for awhile but can't seem to find an interesting mix of fabrics to do so.

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    1. LOL - me too. I love the fabric combo. Just need to see if I can make it play nicely together.

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  2. Do you have a little purple hanging around to zing it? Looking forward to your outfit!!

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    1. I'm debating the buttons and/or some piping to connect the dots and create movement and zing. We'll see how it goes. I think the polka dot will be down center front but I don't actually know yet.

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  3. Marilyn Cieremans in OntarioJanuary 30, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    You have been talking about wearing what you feel good in. In this article the woman who told the girl to cover her shoulders
    dumped on the girl's self esteem. What is wrong with this dress? She was so looking forward to wearing it.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/utah-hs-female-student-cover-shoulders-dance-article-1.2095348

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    1. I'm glad that her and her mother are speaking up. It sounds like there were policy and perspectives... and of course people... involved and that's always a complex situation. Interesting that it was a public school. I wouldn't have had a problem with my daughter wearing this dress. I think it's quite tasteful and beautifully done.

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  4. I have this pattern and I even made a muslin of the jacket! I found that it unfortunately doesn't suit my rotund body shape (damn) - but I am still keen to try the top though.
    I did do the asymmetric collar doubled because I didn't like the unlined bit flopping over. Seemed to work okay (I just folded and drew the same shape). The side seams slant awfully wide and make the fabric stand away from the body at the back if you pick the wrong fabric.
    I look forward to seeing what your top will be like. It is a gorgeous pattern.

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    1. I made some interesting discoveries about the top today when I pinned in a sleeve. It radically changed things. More about that tomorrow. I wonder.... what it would look like in a knit?

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