Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day Off Sewing

I had a free day off from work because I worked the 4th of July so I took advantage of it.  Had a few items that I had previously cut out and decided I would whip them up pretty quickly. All three were easy to make.

Vogue 9928 is my TNT for a pencil skirt.  I have pinned a number of pencil skirts on Pinterest that I have been wanting.  I really like the printed skirts and it is an easy way to add color to your wardrobe.
I made view A and took a page from Carolyn @diary of a sewing fanatic by underlining the skirt and I love the way it turned out. The fabric is a cotton blend purchased at Joann's and the underlining is something I had in my stash that worked quite well.

I also made Vogue 8815 View A, the popular peplum top.  I really love this pattern and am already planning on making it again out of some type of knit fabric.  The fabric used above is a cotton I picked up at Joann's and I exposed the zipper teeth in the back to give it a little something extra.  I normally use invisible zippers for everything. 

The navy pants were made from Butterick B5222, by Connie Crawford. I like the fit of these pants in the hip area. The width and length I play with as I have made this pattern about 4 times.  I have shortened and reduced the width in the legs to get a more skinny pant look before.  This time I reduced the width and made these more of  cigarette pant length.  The fabric is a bottomweight but has a percentage of spandex.  I believe I purchased this fabric at Walmart about 5 or 6 years ago.

I am going to get someone with a better camera to take pictures of me in these items and post at another time.  I didn't want to stop sewing but had do some other things before going back to work tomorrow.

Well it is getting late and I am winding down.  Everyone have a productive Hump Day.
As always, Happy Sewing.


  1. You had a productive day off and like what you made.. love the print of your skirt.

  2. Thanks Sheila. I think I have a sewing bug that I am trying to hang on to for a minute....LOL.

  3. That's great that you are able to sew your own clothing. I've made a few pillows, but I would love to learn to make clothes.

    1. Hello Brandi,
      I love sewing my own clothing. I find when I am in the mall, I am not that interested in looking at clothing to purchase, only to see how it is made, look at the design and quality of the fabric. It is not that difficult to sew, if you can make pillows, you can sew, you just have to put some effort into it. Thanks for following my blog.


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