Monday, 20 January 2014

Can't get Enough

I hope you all had a fun and relaxing weekend.  My weekend was very busy. I was in Niagara Falls with some friends and did a little cross border shopping.  On my excursion across the border I went to Joann Fabric and Craft Store.
This was the first time that I had been to Joann Fabric and Craft Store; it was an experience.  The store clerks were very friendly.

There was wall to wall fabric, sewing machines, patterns; anything to do with sewing it was there.  On the other side of the store was dedicated to crafting.  Everything to do with crafting.  It was a bit overwhelming. While on my trip, I spotted something that I have always wanted.  As an aspiring seamstress, it is important to get the right fit for your garments.  What better way to get the perfect fit but to have a body double-- don't get creeped out.  That's right, I bought a dress form!  The dress form was on sale, with $100 off.  I had to order the form because they did not have the correct size for me.  I will be picking it up soon.  I will do a full review of the dress form once I receive it.

So despite having a busy weekend, I managed to finish my skirt/pant suit.  I think that I am on point for making 1 "thing" a week for a year...totaling 52 items.  Okay onto the suit.  I am enjoying sewing with stretch fabrics.  Today I have a double knit black printed fabric.  The top is from the Vogue #8815 which I reviewed in a previous post.  I used an invisible zipper in the back.  The skirt, a self drafted simple pencil skirt. I used the double knit for the front and the back was made from a black soft corduroy.


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I had enough of the fabric left over that I also made the Vogue #8859, a Marcy Tilton Pants pattern.  I find that Marcy Tilton's pattern always have some unique features and accents.  These pants have cute pleats just below the knee and a two piece back.  Elastic waist so it can be easily adjusted.  The pants sews up quick and easy.  I didn't use the instructions but like most Marcy Tilton pattern, I assume they would be easy to follow.  The material is so soft it feels like I am not wearing anything (OOHH!)  I would definitely make another pair of these pants, I might try them in a woven material. I may have to make some adjustment to the sizing for ease.  I made some minor adjustments to account for my height; I shorten the crotch and took some length off the legs.

 How I wore it!


I feel so shiny! LOL



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