Gifting and More from November

Highlights from the Saturday and Thursday meetings in November in the spirit of the season-

Beautiful cables
Wool skirt with matched plaids 🙂
Handbag made from men’s ties
Cozy sweater

I’m sure we’ll see more this week at Fashion Sewing Club. What are you sewing??

We’ll be at SR Harris on Thursday 10:30 am and Thursday evening at First Sewing at 6:30 pm.

Last Month’s Club Photos

Here are the photos from last month’s Club, just in case you didn’t make it 🙂

Scroll to the bottom for the dates for December-starting this coming Tuesday!

Fashion Sewing Club-November 2019

Debbie’s Garments:

Navy/Gray Stripe Tunic

Butterick 6247, View C

Poly Blend Knit Jersey

1. Shortened pattern between shoulder and bust, waist and hip.

2. Raised front neckline 2 inches and removed 2 inches of width from cowl neck piece.

3. I did not construct long sleeve and short sleeve as one as pattern directs.

4. The pattern is easy, quick and fun to make. One could easily lengthen for dress.

Navy Cardi Sweater

Simplicity 8377

Cotton/Jersey with spandex

1. Pattern calls for facing along neck edge and center front. If I use this pattern again I would use a neckband rather than facing. The facing construction was difficult  due to the nature of the fabric.

2. Used coverstitch to finish facing and hems.

Navy/Gray Knit Coatigan

Alina Sewing Design Co., Fulton Sweater Blazer

100% wool Double knit; Cotton jersey for facings.

*Pattern description is a sweater blazer but I feel my fabric choice makes it more coatish than sweater.

1. Shortened for petite between shoulder and bust, waist and hips and  at hem for knee length.

2. Eliminated pockets, did not interface.

3. The pattern goes together fairly well but it is important to follow collar instructions carefully. The directions for facings at hem are a bit confusing. Also not really necessary for center back seaming since there is no shaping.

Trio of Tees:

Navy Dot- Viscose Knit, McCalls 6964

Japanese Navy Flora, Viscose Lycra, Vogue 9057, View A.  Raised back neckline 1 inch.

Art Fair Overlay Tee, Poly and Cotton jersey, McCalls 7247, view C adapted.

Kristin’s Garments:

Coatigan

Fulton Sweater-Alina Sewing/Design Co.

Ponte knits

1. Instructions clearly urge you to a stable knit so it looks coatish as Debbie said.

2. Left some edges raw to deal with bulkiness of seams.

3. Good pattern and instructions.

Striped Cardi

Simplicity 8992

Wool sweater knit

1. Wanted a close fitting sweater to go over dress. It is!

2. Nice shaping at neckline.

Patchwork Shirt Dress

Sewaholic Granville Blouse

Patchwork cotton/Liberty of London accents

1. Extended hem to make into dress. Chose this pattern for a more shaped silhouette.

2. Loved the Liberty collar and placket. Bulk of patchwork would have been difficult to work around.

Floral Cardigan

NewLook 6735

Sweater knit

1. Great pattern!! Fantastic instructions for a basic garment.

2. On the looser side of fit (sleeves especially) but still a good fit garment for comparison.

3. Adjust as needed for your purposes.

December 2019 Fashion Sewing Club

Tuesday, December 10, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30

Thursday, December 12, SR Harris, Burnsville, 10:30

Thursday, December 12, First Sewing, Bloomington, 6:30

Saturday, December 14, Treadle Yard Goods, 10:30

Tuesday’s Triumph’s and Trials

All sewing is a great adventure-a garment that you will wear is merely a lucky byproduct of that adventure 🙂

With that in mind, here are some November sewing adventures-there’s still more to come from Thursday’s (11/14) meetings- 10:30 am at SR Harris, Burnsville 6:30 pm at First Sewing, Bloomington

This was the triumph-Wiksten Harem pants-or is the smile because she’s going to be a grandma??
And this was her trial-maybe no interfacing in the neck?
Japanese apron and Light and Shadows/Cutting Line Designs in wool
Very much Honorable Mention for her unmentionables
Butterick 6492 and 6634
Love the print on print!
Cutting Line blouse and Japanese scarf
She couldn’t go to class with just any old pincushion 🙂

Saturday’s Sightings

We had a large group on Saturday morning for Fashion Sewing Club!

Lots of ideas from early gifting to babies with some great clothing in between 🙂

Here are the highlights-

Gardening/Crafting Apron
Silk scarf with yarn trim
Toaster sweater in new Treadle fabric-going fast!
A beautiful exploration in hand stitching
Light and Shadows Vest-Cutting Line Designs
Silhouette Patterns Sophia’s Dress/Top
Mom and Grandma-should-be-by-now!
Diaper bag made, packed and ready for baby!
So much fun to sew for!!

Your October Inspirations

Photo sensitive fabric exposed at the cabin-a show stopper!
Toaster Sweater from Sew House Seven
Sewing Workshop Bag
Halloween costume with the help of the local mail carrier
An old Loes Hinse pattern but definitely a keeper!
Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up took a state fair prize
Carefully pieced stripes
Cottage Shirt from Sewing Workshop

October Club Garments

Debbie’s Garments:

Camel Stripe Peplum Shirt

Simplicity 8297, View D

100 % cotton woven

1. The facing was altered as a band for a more shirt-like look.

2. Shortened peplum. Eliminated front pocket.

3. Doubled the yoke and used the Hot Dog construction method.

4. Pattern called for horizontal buttonholes rather than vertical.

5. Used a two-piece cuff to utilize contrast fabric. Also used contrast for neck stand and band trim.

Camel Wrap Coat-Photo to appear soon 🙂

Simplicity 8796, View B

Wool Suiting-Lining 100% Silk

1. Shortened coat between bust and shoulder and between waist and bust.

2. Did a 1 inch narrow shoulder adjustment.

3. Used “soft”tailoring techniques – no hair canvas, used fusible interfacing and tie interfacing for sleeve head.

4. I was surprised how well this pattern went together. The instructions are clear, thorough and illustrated well.

Raglan Stripe Tee

Style Arc Madison Top

Cotton Knit

1. Shortened between shoulder and bust and between waist and hem.

2. Raised bust darts.

3. I like the cuffs and deep hems. I would make it again but a go down a size.

Center Front Flounce Tee

Sewing Workshop Urban Tee

Viscose Knit

1. Color blocked to gain more contrast but did not work as I envisioned.

2. This tee isn’t difficult to make especially if you use more modern and efficient sewing knit techniques.

Kristin’s Garments

Knit Trim Cardigan-Jacket

Hot Patterns 1209

Sweatshirt fleece, knit trim

1. Great ideas-top/down bust dart, darts on sleeve

2. Sleeve fit was not a drop and not a fitted?

3. Loved the trim-pattern calls for facing so I cut off all edges and added the knit trim.

4. Lost some of the darting and should have just added trim-no trimming-ha!

Split Hem Tee

New Look 6482

Rayon knit

1. Trying to achieve a split hem without having flaps right at hip area.

2. Armhole/sleeve is very nice.

3. Pattern markings are off and “split” inset didn’t match at side seam.

Pleat Neck Tee

Burda 6329

Rayon knit

1. Fun pattern-several options with sleeves.

2. Neck binding was supposed to be a knit bias binding, folds and all

3. Used a wrapped edge instead.

Waist Pleat Tee

Burda 6276

Rayon knit

1. Another fun knit tee with nice variations.

2. Placement of pleat a suggestion 🙂 may need to move up or down.

3. Interfaced neck facing per instructions-lost the stretch and clingier fit for a vee.

Jalie Eleonore No Zip Skinny Jeans

Stretch woven cotton blend

1. Just the bomb pants pattern-

November 2019 Fashion Sewing Club

Saturday, November 9, 10:30 at Treadle

Tuesday, November 12, 10:30 at Treadle

Thursday, November 14, 10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville

Thursday, November 14, 6:30 at First Sewing, Bloomington

Upcoming classes:

Fit Workshop, Tues., Oct. 15 or Nov. 5, 12:30-3:30 at Treadle

or Monday, Nov. 11, 10-1 at First Sewing, Blmgtn.

Wardrobe Capsules: Discovery & Planning, Nov. 5 & 12, 6-8 at Treadle

Wardrobe Capsules: Cardigan, Nov. 19 & 25, 6-8 at Treadle

or Thursday, Nov. 7 & 21, 10-12 at First Sewing, Blmgtn.

Jalie All Day (No Zip Pant), Monday, Nov. 25, 10-2:30 at First Sewing, Blmgtn.

Sewing Expo in Puyallup-Feb. 27-Mar. 1-we are going-are you?