Sunday, November 6, 2011

October Sewing

Somehow, I did a lot of sewing in October. Part of it is that I used the yellow sweater fabric I ordered during the summer to make a number of items last weekend, and I was able to sew Monday night, which almost never happens.

First up: A yellow sweater. I've used this pattern for long sleeved, short sleeved, fluffy sleeved and other assorted tees. It just seemed right for a sweater.

Next: Sleeveless a-line dress. Silly thing to make from sweater fabric, right?
Not when you put a little sweater jacket over it!And the little sweater jacket is dandy over a sweater cami, too. Boy, do I look cranky. I should never have my picture taken at midnight.

Earlier in October, while gazing up at my...umm...collection of fabric, I noticed this fabric. It's like a lightweight, ribbed sweater knit. It's lighter than this picture.

It made a perfect square necked a-line dress. This shows the color well.

I also used it for a cowl necked top, from a new pattern I bought, V9771. I'm not wild about this pattern for myself. It has big shoulders on it. I actually ended up lowering the shoulder seam by about 3/4" in order to make it look like I hadn't just ripped the pads out of a football jersey. I'll stick with some other patterns I've used in similar style.

And this was an off-shoulder, half length sleeve top. The sleeves are only half length because I ran out of fabric. And here you can see me trying out my remote camera activator thingy. It makes the position of my arm look weird. Le Sigh.

Other miscellany" I bought a crystal pleated black fabric, and paired it with the 1/2 yard of the black summer weight fabric I had used for the a-line dress and jacket in August or September. Now I have another dress that the jacket will match. I love when that happens!
And another version of the V1250, in my "floral camoflage" nylon knit. Sadly, I can't wear it for 6 months. But I'm happy to know it's waiting in my closet with the other two V1250s.
I also bought these fabrics for next spring's sewing. I know I didn't need them, but the aqua at the far left was 5 yards for $2.50, and the others were $2 per yard. They all needed adoption. They can spend the winter dreaming of what wonderful things they will become next summer!

This weekend's sewing involves altering a bunch of shirts for my dearly beloved, followed by some maroon sweater fabric becoming warm clothes! Next week likely involves maroon velour, maybe a little gift sewing, and the hope that Thanksgiving dress inspiration will strike!


Ann's Fashion Studio said...

You have been very very busy and they all look great... LOve the black/floral dress...very pretty!

Sue said...

Chan had a group that was knitting a different color item each month. I think you must be the sewing version of that. I love that next month will be maroon.

Nichole said...

I love the black and white dress!

Muffy's Marks said...

Wow you have really been busy, and all are lovely. I like to sew, usually not for myself, but for my 4 grandaughters. Nightgowns and summer outfits mainly

Mango said...

Wow! That was one scary face. I can see now why those boys mind you so well.

Mango Momma

gMarie said...

Loved your new clothes! Need to look up that cowl top you don't like - I think it looks fabulous. And need to get busy on a dress for Thanksgiving too! g

Claire S. said...

Wow ! ...and you're worried about my cookie baking making you look lazy - I don't think so...LOL

Great looking pieces !

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Blimey. You sure can sew. Well done. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Mickle in NZ said...

A lovely selection of tops and dresses. I really love the fabric in your latest V1250 - colours that will look so good on you. Maybe you have a jacket in an appropriate colour which will allow you to wear this dress now and stay warm too ( a fine excuse for to make another jacket!).

Love and huggles from me and snores from Zebby, Michelle xxx

SissySees said...

I love the black/floral too. THAT is the kind of thing that might one day cause me to learn to sew.

... or the black and white dress...

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow but you have been busy. I am beginning to wonder when I will ever have a place to get my sewing machine out to!! Diane

Honey the Great Dane said...

love all the clothes you make is always! So clever of you to make a little bolero jacket for that white dress – and you look fantastic in the other white one with the asymmetric collar!