Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bulky knitting machine

Quick post to share a sample of a scarf made on my new to me Brother 260 machine. 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vogue 8112 and Burda Style 120/7/2007

I needed a dress with pink for a wedding, but I don't wear pink.  So, I conferenced with my trusty sewing advisor and came up with this combo. I had decided on the Cirque dress by Marcy Tilton.   My local fabric store, Heddy's Fabrics, had this tan lace fabric with metallic highlights.  The fiber content is cotton/nylon.  But where is the pink?  I bought bright fuchsia rayon challis and incorporated it into the ensemble.  I lined the collar with the rayon and made an underdress/slip of the rayon.  The pink shows through the holes of the lace but isn't overpowering.  I like it!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Two Marcy Tilton Projects



Vogue 9112 and 9035

I wanted to try a few new patterns for fun and for the challenge!  Both pieces are finished, but I'm not sure how much wear they will get!  The jacket (9035) is a fun garment made from uniquely shaped pieces that gave me a chance to use the seam ripper quite a bit.  The fabric is a poly taffeta from Marcy Tilton.  I will wear it with black or dark brown slim legged pants.

The dress is V9112 made from a red tag fabric at Joanns. A wearable muslin.  It is huge.  I made the size M per pattern measurements.  I am currently making muslin #2 with an altered size pattern.  I made a "smedium" by tracing between the size small and medium.  I need the bust closer to the M, but shoulders S and below the bust S is still generous.  Hope to finish this version today or tomorrow ��.

I have been sewing and working at the knitting machine too.  Just no photos!  I need to document my projects here for myself too!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Sweater Made on Brother 836

Well, finally, I made something!  This is the first pattern in the Brother book for using the Knitleader.  It is a dropped shoulder sweater, shown as a striped red and white in the book.  I traced the size medium and used the Knitleader to guide me.  Easy peasy.  I sewed it together on my sewing machine and there you go!  Yarn is something purchased at a parking lit sale at Newtons Yarn Country in Anaheim, CA. Might be rayon?  Next project still in my thoughts.  At least I finally made SOMETHING!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Catch Up--Loes Seminar Dress and Ascona Pattern

Wow!  I am far behind!  Working was such fun, but it really took up all of my personal time!  Back to retirement.  Someone wanted to see the dress sans jacket, so here it is.  Front and back!  Well, make that back and front...
The second request was from Cassandra.  Here are the images from the pattern envelope of the Ascona pants as requested.  I hope these images are helpful.  Happy sewing!  I'm beginning 2015 with a mini purge and then a few new projects are on my list ��. 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seminar Dress Second Try

Let's see if this works...here are a couple of photos of the Seminar Dress Nd a Barcelona jacket made from a fun sweater knit.  


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Loes Hinse New Pants Pattern

Here is a quick picture of my version of the new Loes Hinse Ascona Pant pattern.  Very pleased with the results.  They are comfortable to wear (excuse wrinkles--wore them all day today) yet stylish enough for current trends.  The legs are visibly more narrow and yet not tight.  Win-win for me.  Fabric is stretch microfiber from Casual Elegance size sm with 2" length adjustment.