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2016 "Me-Sewn" Gallery 

March

McCalls 7186

Vogue 1250



McCalls 7186


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2014 "Me-Sewn" Gallery 




February

Simplicity 2151


McCalls 6563 Purple
Leopard and Lace

January


Kwik Sew 4028




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2013 "Me-Sewn" Gallery 


November


McCalls 6841

McCalls 6841
McCalls 6841--for Mom

October


McCalls 6797


August


McCalls 6713


July


Blue & beige print knit top - Simplicity 1716

Simplicity 1716






June


Wool jackets created for Columbia Style Week


Faille navy & white print top--McCall's 6564



April

New Look 6150

Vogue 8781 paired with New Look 6150



March

Jeans (Butterick 5682)
Simplicity 1699


February
Top (Burda 7576) & Skirt (Butterick 5249)




January

Top (New Look 6150) & Skirt (Vogue 8750)

Burda 7576


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2012 "Me-Sewn" Gallery

These are the projects I completed in 2012... Yeah, it was a slow year! :-)


December 2012


McCalls 6236 - Flannel Print

September 2012


New Look 6070

New Look 6070 - Print Color Blocking


August 2012
Vogue 8543 - Black Suiting


March 2012

Vogue 7881 - Grey Tweed-ish


February 2012


Butterick 3918 - Red Twill Suiting









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Simplicity 2151 - Linear polka dots!

It's a wild print, but I went for it!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Princess seams--they are my favorite. The sleeve detail is nice, and the collar style is my second favorite (shawl collars are my favorite). The length of the top is great for slacks. It's roomy without being too loose. The fit is "Amazing Fit" series.

Fabric used: 
Silky print, but I would love to make it in a print that has just a bit of stretch.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None. The "Amazing Fit" series is great and offers alternate bra cup sizes. That's why I chose it. The fit really is great.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, however, in a different fabric. The fabric I selected puckers easily.

Conclusion:
Good staple top as a wardrobe builder. I could do with a red, black, and white version of this.







KwikSew K4028 - Rust with black stripes

My first KwikSew pattern.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it?
Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Very easy. It's first Kwik Sew pattern. I will be back.... The instructions suggest serving. I made the mistake of serging the sleeve opening--big mistake. It was difficult to turn under the hem to topstitch.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It only took 2.5 hours from cut out to finish.

Fabric used:
Ponte knit

Pattern alterations:
None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely. Lovely cowl! I loved sewing it. The pieces came together well. I will use a lighter knit to make it again. It's a great year round top for knits of all weights.

Conclusion:
The top wore really well. I really love the color. It will be a "go-to" pattern for me






Busy Season...Some Sewing, Some More Sewing, a New Book, and Even More Sewing!

Well…the past few months have been exciting! While it appears I haven’t been sewing, I have completed a few garments…. I have also been busy launching a new book as well! I'm reviewing 4 garments in this post!  

Columbia Style WeekNatalea and I were asked to construct some of the garments for this year's event.  It was our first time working with "drafted patterns."  It took a bit of getting used to the idea, but we both managed to complete the garments for which we were responsible!  I learned that I routinely underestimate how long it will take to complete a garment.  I made both jackets (Natalea made the blouses).  My estimates came in at about four hours each.  I will at least 4 hours short in both estimations!  We were constructing right down to the day before.  It was a great experience, but I prefer not to sew under that sort of pressure.  I think I'll pass next time :-)


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