Sunday, September 11, 2011

UFOs Finished--Buttonholes Complete

I bought a Singer 201 to use as a buttonholer.  I love it!  I finished two garments I made over the summer in CA but brought home to finish using this machine.  First is the ABO jacket I basically made at the ASG convention in a fabulous class with Louise Cutting.  I am very pleased with the finished product and will wear it with many other items already in my wardrobe.  I also have some black fabric I purchased from LC destined to be a pair of pants.

Next is a Loes Hinse Tuscan Shirt.  I have had this pattern for years and never really warmed up to it.  On Stutchers Guild, Tonia made several in a weekend wardrobe sewing frenzy and I really liked the ones she made.  So, fast forward to my summer sewing and voila a Tuscan Shirt for me.  I made a small from the envelope and love the fit.  For this one I chose not to put the button/buttonhole at the cuff as I think I'll wear it open over a t shirt, more of a lightweight jacket.  I'm really liking this pattern.  The construction was easy and fast too! Sorry about the wonky angle on the photo--the breeze is coming up and I just took a quick shot!

I also finished this Discover Something Novel vest--just to have it finished!  I'm not sure vests are for me, and I do not like the pants I made to go with it.  Maybe wrong size (huge) and maybe wrong style for me?  I wear them when we drive back and forth to the beach.  They feel like jammies and don't feel too stylish on my short body.  Anyway, I have no more coordinating pant fabric so I'm not sure about this one.  But, I wanted it finished even if I donate it.  Interesting construction and fabulous directions as always with Louise Cutting patterns!

Now, between swimming with the grands and straightening up the house, maybe I can make a quick run to get some buttons for the remaining ABO shirt!  Whew--it feels good to get these items off of the sewing table and into the closet (or donation bag!).


Terri K said...

Yay! I really like what you did with each of those patterns and the garments. It is much better to have them in the closet than on the sewing table. And I like your One-Seam pants too!

Teddylyn said...

Thanks, Terri. My dad (95) passed away this morning so I'm in a bit of a fog. I know I'll enjoy these things in the closet.