Monday, January 23, 2012

ice baby ice.......

So I have been organizing my sewing room & going through my pile of fabric that is just too crazy....even for me!


I bought this taffeta poly fabric last spring for who knows what reason except that I loved the colour & the sparkles.  I started out making a circle dress with a fitted bodice but this fabric is hard to sew with & I had to remove the sparkles at every seam.  The bodice looked funny so I scrapped that project but finished the skirt 
 using my own circle pattern.  No complicated math here.....its basically a half circle using half my waist measurements & cut on the fold.  I also made a quick cotton straight skirt for the lining.

As it is freezing cold here & to tone down the ice blue sparkles I am wearing a man blazer (as my husband calls it) with a navy blue top.  I also used black bias tape for the hem & by now have no problems hemming the circle like I used to!

 Where would one wear all this sparkle you ask?  Why to the theater of course!

linking up to my fave parties......

Sew you later!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Lace Pants

1st project of 2012!  I love lace so when I saw this printed graphic lace I knew I had to make something modern but with a 70's style.

I initially chose a Vogue pattern but because I had under 2 meters of fabric the pattern would not fit.
  I then remembered the New Look 6354 pattern that I had sewn a year ago.  The pattern just barley fit.

Similar to the Vogue pattern...... I like this pattern on me as it has a wide waistband that 
sits on the hips.

It was an easy project to complete & I also made the "C" shorts version for the lining but left out the waistband.

My youngest has to get in the pic........

Sew you later!

linking up to my Fave Parties!