Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finally something to show ...

This weekend was the first time I got into my sewing room. I've had the Royal Mothers Day Lunch for the Unbelievably Selfish and Unappreciative Family, I've had a weekend away in Brisbane to see Sydney Dance Company and then a weekend when I had to work.

Finally, with a whole day to myself I knocked these out;

This is Kwik Sew 3338 with a cowl collar addition as shown in a recent issue of Australian Stitches. The magazine variation included a gather front, but I just added the collar. This is made from Italian Rayon Jersey I bought from Gorgeous Fabrics and is the most beautiful jersey I have ever sewn or worn.

Next up is BWOF 01-2009-110 top.

The side ruffles are a little hard to see in this fabric, but here's a closer shot. This is another Gorgeous Fabrics poly jersey.

I also found I can wear these together on very cold days.

Lastly I made this top from BWOF 02-2009-108 top from a cotton jersey I bought at my local fabric store, The Silver Thread. It looks more orange in this shot than it really is. I stabilised the shoulder seams with twill tape, as I always do with knits, but in this case I will remove it because it needs to stretch in the shoulders to have the neckline sit correctly.

After I finished these I made a pair of pants for DH from the BWOF 10-2008-136 pattern. I just need to finish the belt loops and do the hand sewing before you get a look at those.

As a parting shot, here is a very bad picture of me taken early this morning wearing the dress I made from Vogue 1020. I took the side view in the hope that you would be able to see the gathers, but all I've managed is to make my arms look fat and my boobs look huge and saggy. And my sexy boots didn't even make it into the shot!


Gail said...

well done! I'm still struggling to sew between commitments too. I love your Burda top which is on my want to sew list. Mary Nanna also made a great version. Any tricks to it? PS my jacket now has two sleeves!

kbenco said...

Wow, you are a sewing whirlwind, and they all look excellent. I am off to look at Gorgeous Fabrics for some Italian rayon jersey, it looks lucious.

gwensews said...

Wow-when you sew--you SEW! Great tops! Cute dress too. Nice job on all of them.

Lindsay T said...

Yes, agreed, lovely job on all of them.