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52 Project Challenge, 2013 - Page 16post #301 of 3146/1/13 at 11:22amSmokering, I love the vogue 2903. I find myself drawn to vintage 1970's patterns myself, lol.Sponsored Linkspost #302 of 3146/4/13 at 3:42amThread Starter
27/52: Finished a cute little jacket for DS. I used thrifted green velvety fabric for the shell, and lined it with some neat chocolate brown fabrics my sister gave me. It's as cute as a button and I'm proud of it, except... it's kinda too small. :p The pattern only went up to 18-24 months, and DS is small for his size so I figured it'd be OK (he turns two in a few weeks). But no. Well, it barely fits, but it won't last him all wonder. Pout, sulk. I really like the jacket. Oh well - the next baby can use it. (And that's not a subtle announcement, in case anyone's scrutinising!)post #303 of 3146/5/13 at 8:29pmThread Starterpost #304 of 3146/5/13 at 10:47pm
That's adorable! I love the colors. And his curly locks!
So, I rediscovered a dress I sewed years ago and wore exactly once, and I want to refashion it somehow to be more wearable. It's this view of Butterick 5030.
I don't know what I was thinking making a wrap dress in the first place. I am always annoyed by how the skirt falls open every time I sit down in a wrap dress. Add to that, the fit on mine is bad, and the so bodice gapes right open if I move the wrong way, even after I sewed an extra hook and eye at the neckline. I'm going to change the sleeves (they are a really awkward length on me), and I've got to fit the darts better, but mainly I think I'm going to change it to button all the way down the center. What I can't decide is what to do with the neckline. I could keep it as a v-neck with buttons, but I'm not sure if I should remove the collar or not. Or I could remove the collar and square the neckline. Which do you think would look better with buttons?post #305 of 3146/6/13 at 3:04am
Smokering, the jacket is too cute!
Angelorum, I think buttons would work okay.
AFM, project 10 of 52 - a mugrug for our American Sewing Guild swap last night. I got a cute handmade one in return. We do a little drawing during the meeting for fabric and notions and things that people donate. I won some fat quarters of Christmas material and announced to the ladies at the meeting that I am having twins. Caused quite a sensation! The guild may even through a handmade baby shower for me. That would be fun. I still can't believe I am 12 weeks today with twins. Going to buy a maternity pattern today to get started on some better options in maternity clothes than my current local stores have in stock.post #306 of 3146/6/13 at 11:47am
Cute Jacket! It looks like Anna Maria Horners' pattern. She does have larger sizes in her All Set Pattern Set. I have made a few of the jackets, a ton of the quick change trousers and one of the girl tops from that pattern and LOVE them!
post #307 of 3146/6/13 at 2:56pmThread Starter
Yes, it is Anna Maria Horner! Mum gave me her "Handmade Beginnings" book when I had DS. I made the jacket for DS when he was around four months old, too. It is a lovely pattern (and I like that it avoids buttonholes!) - both times I've noticed the hood doesn't come very far over the head, though, which is weird. And the sleeve insertion requires some mega-easing.
28/52: A wedding cake for my friend's mother. It's a small wedding, just 25 people. I ended up making two cakes, because I stupidly used too large a tin the first time and it was very flat. So now I have a free flat fruit cake - and as it happens, a lady from church who loves fruit cake has a husband in hospital at the moment, so I might give some to her.
ETA: Ooh, my patterns arrived this morning! Very exciting. I bought some more fabric at a Spotlight sale a few days ago, so now I have enough to make three dresses - although I suspect I'll need to buy some lining and sew-in interfacing and zips. What *is* sew-in interfacing? Couldn't I use fusible instead? It sounds easier....
Edited by Smokering - 6/6/13 at 3:35pmpost #308 of 3146/6/13 at 7:55pm
Pretty cake and adorable boy and jacket :) I would use iron on interfacing. Life is short... As long as you don't melt your fabric you should be fine.
I frogged the sweater. I just know there wasn't quite enough yarn. I did start it out of some imagination and it is looking very cute. DH said the colors make it look like a mop but what does he know about knit ware? Not much I think. I don't know why I haven't knit more baby things out of sock yarn? Afraid it would take too long apparently. But I am to the underarms and it is going good so perhaps that is illogical.post #309 of 3146/7/13 at 5:46am
Today I am going garage saling - there are two different listings for "fabric" garage sales. I want to make myself some maternity clothes and bought myself a Butterick pattern B5763 yesterday (on sale for $1.99 at Joanns through Saturday) that I think is really cute. Now to get some crisp cottons and light voile fabric to make myself a new wardrobe for the summer. My go to pants are about to be "no go pants" because my twin pregnant belly has definitely started popping out the front. It is interesting to see how body proportions change in pregnancy even though I have only gained 6 pounds but eat lots of food every 2.5 to 3 hours.post #310 of 3146/7/13 at 4:52pmQuote:Originally Posted by lilacvioletiris
Today I am going garage saling - there are two different listings for "fabric" garage sales. I want to make myself some maternity clothes and bought myself a Butterick pattern B5763 yesterday (on sale for $1.99 at Joanns through Saturday) that I think is really cute. Now to get some crisp cottons and light voile fabric to make myself a new wardrobe for the summer. My go to pants are about to be "no go pants" because my twin pregnant belly has definitely started popping out the front. It is interesting to see how body proportions change in pregnancy even though I have only gained 6 pounds but eat lots of food every 2.5 to 3 hours.
not arts and crafts related- but those belly bands are WONDERFUL for this point! They really will keep your pants up :) Target ones are cheaper and work just as good as the expensive ones as well.post #311 of 3146/10/13 at 1:14pmWell,it's been a while but yesterday I made 7 pairs of pants for Dress a Girl Around the World and a a pair of pants for myself. And this morning I made a quick skirt for my daughter.
Ok,off to go back in the thread and see what everyone has been up too!post #312 of 3146/10/13 at 11:34pmpost #313 of 3146/12/13 at 2:34pmThread Starter
rere: Neat! I love how you just casually mention making 7 pairs of pants in one day. :p
Momsteader, that's awesome! Well done! Also, wow, you have a mighty garage.
I was in another sewing rut for several days, but last night I got out one of my new vintagey patterns - the one you suggested, Angelorum - and made a muslin of the bodice and started adapting it. I haven't got the neckline quite right yet, and I still need to figure out the button band and the neckline facing and the collar; but I'm getting there. I think. Pattern adaptation is hard! I keep second-guessing myself, and it seems like every time I slightly adjust my posture everything goes haywire.
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