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?

September’s Club Garments

Material Girls’ Fashion Sewing Club

September 2019

Kristin’s Garments

New Look 6273 Ensemble

Jacket

Suiting fabric

1. Pattern sewed up well. Princess seams in front make for a nice fit.

2. Considered a single layer for lapel but happy with facing as directed.

3. Wrapped seams kept everything neat.

Shell

Exit Interest 🙂

Silk

1. Very close to the shell from last month (also New Look :). Used wrong side of fabric for bias neck binding.

Pants

Tropical weight wool

1. Compared crotches with New Look 6461 and used that instead. Not sure about the wide leg pant for me.

Raglan Drape Front Cardigan

Burda 7184

Knit with woven stripe

1. Fun pattern but had more ease than I wanted so took in seams to skinny up. Hmm-jersey knit recommended-mine was heavier and more stable than a jersey. Go down a size.

2. Left edges raw. Trimmed lapel edges after sewing to take advantage of stripes.

3. Back neck edge treatment is bad. Just stretch a neckband across and serge on or go all the way from front edge around back neck to opposite front edge.

Gathered Neck Shell

New Look 6471 View C

Rayon challis

1. Pattern went together well.

2. Chose View C because the tie scarf seemed quite large.

3. Good choice for wearing under jacket.

Skirt

Cotton Stretch Woven

1. Added 2” to length. Added darts in back to take out bulk.

2. Used elastic for waistband.

Debbie’s Garments:

Purple Wrap Cardi:  Simplicity 8954, View A

Rayon Bamboo French Terry.

1. I am not a fan of a drop shoulder but in this case I thought the combo of fabric and pattern for the cardi would go over tops without too much resistance. The cardi is made to pattern and I am happy with the outcome. I will make this again.

Copper/purple Short Sleeve Tee:

Jalie T-Shirt 2805, with Turtleneck

Knit Viscose Lycra.

1.Adjusted the turtleneck pattern piece so that the upper circumference would be one inch smaller than the bottom circumference to get a more tight fitting turtleneck, especially using the rayon knit. Otherwise the tee is made to pattern and it is a TNT pattern.

Copper Paper Bag Waist Pants:  

McCalls 7942, View D

Stretch Twill -97%poly, 3% spandex.

1. Shortened pants by 4 inches-below hip, above and below knee.

2. For casing I added buttonholes at center front. Then attached ties to ends of elastic which became the drawstring tie inserted into casing.

3. The pattern runs large and I needed to adjust side seams. Next time I would go down a size.

We just have too much fun!

Woven Cheetah Print Tulip Sleeve Top: Butterick 6687, View B

100% Poly

1. Shortened 2 inches above hem.

2. Pattern calls for purchased bias tape for neck finish but I did a bias serged finish using Bemberg lining scrap.

3. The fabric was a little difficult to work with especially when pressing.

4. I debated using an invisible zipper for closing but the sheerness of the fabric put a nix on that. I followed the pattern directions and put a hook and eye closing on center back. Not my favorite technique for any pattern.

Sand Color Contour Pull On Pant:

Sandra Betzina Vogue 1630, View B

Rayon Nylon Ponte.

1. I read many good reviews regarding the pants in the pattern so decided to make up a muslin using the blah sand color Ponte from my stash. Good decision – really like the pants.

2. Because the pattern has  good fitting directions I was able to make a wearable muslin.

3. I shortened the pattern in three paces- one inch above crotch, one inch above the knee and one inch above the Capri cut off line.

4. I started to construct the front slant pockets but then just topstitched the opening closed and cut off the bag. I don’t need bulk in that area.

5. Great pattern and I have the next pair cut out and ready to sew in a stretch woven.

October 2019 Fashion Sewing Club

Tuesday, October 8, 10:30 at Treadle

Thursday, October 10, 10:30 at SR Harris, Burnsville

Thursday, October 10, 6:30 at First sewing, Bloomington

Saturday, October 12, 10:30 at Treadle