Monday, October 24, 2011

Must haves for Fall

I was finally able to sneak in a little sewing over the weekend. I made the McCalls jacket pattern 6408, view B.  The fabric choice from my stash is a grey light weight wool knit.  I must say I love the way it came out and it looks exactly like the pattern. I only changed the back by adding a seam instead of using the fold of the fabric due to the sway of my back.

I wore it to church yesterday with a pair of dark jeans and a cowl neck pullover. I love the fit and the jacket was quite easy to make.  It took about 2 hours because I was doing other things while sewing but I'm sure if I sewed without interruptions it would take no more than 30 to 45 minutes as the pattern suggests.

By completing this one item I feel my desire to sew easing its way back. I have been so overwhelmed with the two classes I am taking plus working full time. Hopefully you will be seeing more of my sewing in the near future. As always, Happy Sewing.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Still Itching to do some Fall sewing

We are well on our way into Fall, although in Western New York we have been having some gorgeous Indian summer days.  I have yet to do some serious sewing.  Patterns and fabric have been chosen for the most part but I must carve out the time needed to sew.  It doesn't help that I keep looking at the magazines and ideas are flooding my very being....

I on the other hand have been visiting a number of blogs and see that the sewists are real busy creating their fall wardrobes.  I am so jealous....I have a project for the next couple of days for someone else hopefully I will take some time for me.

I really can sew and hope to post some of my new wears "soon" 
As always, Happy Sewing!

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