Sunday, May 25, 2014

MMM Week 4

This week started with a Holiday Monday in Canada. Victoria Day! Known as the May 2-4 long weekend or as I like to call it gardening weekend!

Day 19
Top: Colette Patterns Sorbetto (available as a free download)

Day 20 (Back to work)

Day 21
Top: Portrait Blouse from Gertie's New Book For Better Sewing
Skirt: The Pencil Skirt, from the same book

Day 22
Skirt and top: Vogue Easy Options 2218

Day 23
Necklace:Made for me by a friend, handworked silver with green and red beads

Day 24
Dress: Sewaholic Cambie Dress
Necklace and Earrings: Hand made for me by another friend

Day 25
Top: Sewaholic Pendrell (view C) with a scalloped hem

Sunday, May 18, 2014

MMM Week 3

Can't believe that we are over half way now. Where is the time going!

MMM Day 12
Black cropped trousers - Simplicity 5259
Jewelry: Black lampwork bead bracelet

MMM Day 13
Top: Sewaholic Pendrell 
(must be my all time favourite me-made item)
Jewelry: Pearl and chain necklace 
(not totally me made, but re-made from a vintage piece)

 MMM Day 14
(looked more pressed in the morning!!)
Jewelry: Brown bead necklace

MMM Day 15
Dress: Butterick 5247
Jewelry: Black lampwork bead bracelet

 MMM Day 16
Top: Mathilde Blouse
Jewelry: Chunky multi-strand necklace

 MMM Day 17
Jeans: Jalie 2908 Stretch Jeans
Top: Sewaholic Renfrew (Repeat)
Jacket: Sewaholic Minoru (Repeat)

MMM Day 18
Top: "Our Fave Top" Free pattern from Tessuti Fabrics

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

MMM Week 2

MMM Day 5
Top: Sewaholic Pendrell
Coat: Sewaholic Robson Trenchcoat
Jewelry: Blue Glass Bead and Gold Necklace 

MMM Day 6
Jewelry: Black lamp work bead bracelet

MMM Day 7
Top: Portrait Blouse from "Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing"
Jewelry: Pastel fringe braclet

MMM Day 8
Jewelry: Brown bead Necklace

MMM Day 9
Jewelry: Black Lampwork Bead Necklace

MMM Day 9
Skirt: Grainline Moss Denim Mini (My first repeat!)
Jewelry: White vintage button Earrings

MMM Day 10
Top: Sewaholic sleeveless Pendrell
Jewelry: "Key to my heart" long black chain

Thursday, May 8, 2014

McCalls M6801 - Dress

I bought this pattern last year when McCalls had one of their big sales. I actualy bought several patterns and forgot about this one.

When I was reading the April/May issue of Threads magazine a few weeks ago I saw the pattern had been reviewed and it reminded me of my purchase.

 I used a very thin knit. In hindsight probably too thin, but I did line it so it is not too see through!

It was all done except for the hems, and I put off doing those as they can easily stretch and ruin the look of a garment. Luckily I bought The Colette Guide to Sewing Knits the other day (wonderful book) and used a suggested technique of  a twin needle (after ironing a strip of interfacing tape on to stabilize). Even if I say so myself the hems look very professional!

I am happy with my new dress!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

MMM 14. Week 1

May 1
Dress: Simplicity Jumper (Simplicity 2848 - inspired by Project Runway)
Jewellery: Black lamp work beads bracelet

May 2
Jewellery: Green vintage beads bracelet and necklace 
(made from a broken necklace belonging to one of my Great Grandmothers)

Day 3
Top: Marfy FP Top
Jewellery: Pearl and Navy Blue bracelet and earrings

The three bracelets and two sets of earrings I wore
Day 4
Scarf: Self stitched threads on water soluble stabilizer