Archive for ‘Sewing + Fashion’

November 29, 2010

Another ModCloth List

Left to right: Row 1) The Kirwan Dress, Late Brunch Dress, Major and Minor Key Dress, Row 2) Chain Rule TopQuiet Grace Top, Morning Haze Tunic, Row 3) Let’s Hear It for This Dress, Port of Call Dress

See my last ModCloth list.

The Kirwan Dress is excitingly close to a pattern I already have, Simplicity 2927, which is why it’s on this list.  I keep pulling this pattern out, wanting to make it, but at a total loss as to what fabric I would actually like.  I’m not totally keen on the plaid, but it gives me an idea of what it would look like in a print since the envelope only shows solid colors.  See?

Pretty darn close.

And the Major and Minor Key Dress is just a simple princess line sheath, the Chain Rule Top is just a raglan with a pretty chain detail at the neck, and the Port of Call Dress is an idea I like for a RTW dress I own that is a little too big and a little boring.

I like ModCloth.

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November 25, 2010

Not Your Grandma’s

Another top??  Good grief, I’m on a roll!

This one I’m feeling just ok about.  Not thrilled, but good enough.  I’ve made this pattern before with my Flouncy Dot Top, but I used the higher neckline and eliminated the flounce this time.  The fabric was barely a yard so I had to eek it out quite a bit and I couldn’t make it longer, although this length is ok.   The armholes are too small.  I think the whole top is too small, actually.  It’s been cut a size 8, but I think a 12 would have been better.

I made this one in about 4 hours Wednesday night.  Just in time to wear it to the family Thanksgiving festivities the next day! 

Also–amusing sidenote–for some reason this fabric kind of reminds me of those flowery, polyester tops that old ladies in nursing homes used to wear.  Weird, I know.  Don’t mind me…

November 24, 2010

The stash grows…

The remnants I bought this past weekend.  The large piece on the left with the abstract print is a double knit and is actually what inspired me to make my striped top.  I really wanted to make something out of it, but I was too afraid to mess it up since I only have 1 1/8 yard, so I took my striped double knit that I have 4-5 yards of and tested the pattern.  Obviously, that turned out great, but now I’m not sure of this busy print.  I’m going to do some browsing around online for RTW tops with similar attributes that catch my interest.

As for the rest of this fabric, it’s all over a yard and some are a full 3 yards so I have plenty to work with!  We shall see what all this becomes…