Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Moss Skirt

I finished a Grainline Moss skirt last week. What a nice pattern! It was a pleasure to sew and I really like the fit. I happened to be in Niagara Falls on the weekend, so couldn't resist the opportunity for a photo op on location!

I sewed a size 6 and it fits perfectly, I did not need to do any alterations. I used a medium weight denim that has a bit of stretch to it. I picked the denim up a few weeks ago on a trip to Len Mills Store in Hamilton.

I added the "modesty" hem band onto the bottom as I am way beyond the age when I can wear my skirts up to there! It now sits just on the knee.

This is going to look nice in winter with stockings and boots and a little sweater.

I did a lot of top stitching using orange thread to finish things off. I will definitely be making this again, in fact I picked up a piece of brown twill type fabric at value Village the other day which will look very nice as a Moss skirt.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Essentials Sew Along

I have decided to take part in The Fall Essentials Sew Along, hosted by Rhinestones and Telephones. It starts next Monday and runs until November 22.

So in the meantime I have decided on my fabrics:

Blues, grey, white and caramel.  With a little bit of black and red thrown in for good measure!!!

All from my stash. This Sew Along came at a great time as I want to go through my stash

Some of the patterns I plan to use are ones I have used before and know the fit, others are new patterns. 

I haven't finalized exactly what I am making with which piece of fabric, but I can say that there will be a grey Sewaholic Robson coat (top fabric in th picture). I know this as I am cheating slightly and the coat is already started!! Hopefully this sew along will help me get it finished.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Burda 8072

I cut this out a couple of weeks ago, but then only got to finish sewing it when I started to follow Kayoticsewings's "20 minutes a day Sewalong" on Artisan's Square. I have been saying how busy I am, but really who can't find 20 minutes a day for something you enjoy?

So here's proof that all you need is 20 minutes a day...........

I had seen a dropped waist dress in a boutique that I passed while out running a while ago. I like to multi-task, window shop and run!! When I got home I searched through my pattern stash with no luck, so went out and purchased this Burda pattern at my local Fabricland.

I made View A and used a cotton fabric that has a little stretch to it. It is very easy to sew.

I used a plain black fabric for the flaps for the contrast.

The push to get it finished was also the fact that the temperatures are set to drop here in Toronto, so I wanted to wear it at least once this year.