June 11, 2017

WEEKEND SEWING NEWS...

... most of the time it seems I bounce around from project to project without concrete plan.  I could lament about that, but truth be told as long as there's some sort of stitching going on, planned or not, I'm a pretty happy camper.

You might remember me mentioning the Pin It Sew It Event that I joined  sponsored by the ladies at That Sewing Blab.  Well guess what, I was one of the two winners of a $25.00 gift certificate to Indie Sews - how good does it get!  Now I just need to narrow down my selections and make my purchase.  Remember - I love Indie Patterns!

This weekend another blogger (can't remember who she was) make a navy eyelet top from McCall's 6558.  I thought I'd seen some navy eyelet floating around in my stash so of course greedy me wanted one too.  I redrafted the pattern (or should I use the word hacked) so the base bodice would be one piece rather than two, and eliminated the waist elastic all together.  Turns out my eyelet was more royal than navy, but still cute nonetheless.

Secondly, the SewMuchTalentgr Facebook group has a challenge going on every month.  Since I am a member and one of the moderators of the group, I try to support it as much as I can.  June is Pattern Hack Month with McCall's 6886 being the pattern of choice.  I really didn't need another one of these dresses and had sort of silently opted out the challenge.  However, my Mother called to see what I was dreaming up for the challenge, we decided that the dress would be for her rather than for me.

I decided to do the simple "HACK"  that involved redesigning the standard sleeve of this dress into a flutter style that worked out quite nicely. The challenge ends on June 30th so I can check this one off my list.



There is just one more challenge for this month that I've joined that I now need to work on,
I have until the end of the month to try to get this one done but afterwards it's back to my "I Want It All" pants fitting job...

19 comments:

  1. Your blue eyelet shirt is lovely! I chuckled when you referred to ourself as greedy for wanting to make it. Thanks for the smile and inspiration!

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    1. Yes Andekate, I am greedy for fashion/clothes but hardly have room for more in my closet. I need to clean that thing out to make more room!

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  2. Faye - I remember when you first discovered sewing blogs and was so thrilled with everything and learning as much as you can. Now look at you, hacking a pattern, so cool! The top is lovely and I like it in the royal. Also love the print you chose for your Mother's new dress!

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    1. Yes, Carolyn it was 10 years ago that I discovered your blog first - and the rest is history. I still love learning, and plan on becoming braver with the pattern hacking too.

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  3. I Love that top!!! And your mom's dress is very pretty :)

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    1. Thank you so very much. Yes my Mom loves a new church dress now and then.

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  4. Love your new top, and nothing wrong with being greedy. Just look at it this way, if you saw someone wearing a rtw top, and you went and bought the same one, well this is the same thing, you just made a nicely constructed tailored top! Your mom is going to be very stylish in her new dress, love your hack. I just bought the top pattern mentioned in the sew-a-long. Looks like my kind of group, going to head on over to join. Take a pic of your mom wearing her beautiful dress, and your stylish top together.

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    1. Thank you Diane. I see you joined SMTgr! I know you will enjoy being a part of the group. I wanted to mention that the sewalong for the McCall's 7603 top pattern is not part of the Sew Much Talent group, but rather is sponsored by brittanyjjones.com. But please join and help encourage me to see that sewalong through!

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  5. Congratulations on your win!!! Your mom's dress is gorgeous!!

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    1. I was so happy that I won Vanessa!

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  6. I was excited for you when your name popped up in the drawing! The eyelet top is so cute. I think you made a good call taking out the elastic waist. On a dress the elastic is ok, but on a top, it feels like it's cutting you in a weird spot. The design looks well-balanced without it! Your Mom is a lucky lady in this dress! The sleeve has a nice sweep to it--what fabric did you use?

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    1. I am so excited too Elizabeth. I made my Indie purchases last night, the Inari tee/dress that I've wanted forever, and the new Lodo dress from True Bias. I am such an Indie lover, which can cause budget problems! Closet Case Patterns will have a new release next week and I'm secretly hoping that it will be something that I don't like because I am so attracted to her patterns.

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  7. Lovely top, Faye. Your mom's dress is so pretty. I'm sure she'll be pleased with it. The print is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! Sewing for my Mother is such a joy - she NEVER complains.

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  8. Congratulations on your win Faye! Love your mom's dress and the blue eyelet top is adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much Tomasa!

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  9. I really love the blue eyelet top. Your mom's dress is very elegant. Perfect work.

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  10. Love both your top and dress. Good job on the pattern hack challenge. There are so many challenges going on. Too many to count. All I wish I had enough time to participate in.

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  11. Sewing is an absolute love, I always make something new for my daughter.

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