Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Simplicity 2654, Alma, Sorbetto, Ottobre....

Another great weekend was had by the girls and myself at the wonderful Sewjourn last month. And wow, so many amazing garments were made by everyone!
Here are some of the pieces that I completed.....
Simplicity 2654 High waisted Sailor style pants made with a really lovely light weight garberdine. It's hard getting used to the wide leg after living in skinny leg jeans for ages, but I must say I really love them. I've also made the shorts, but you'll have to wait for warmer weather for those!
with Ottobre long sleeve top (blue and white polka dot stretch,bow added). I love these tops and have made a few now; they're a great staple for the wardrobe.
 From left to right:
Sewaholic ALMA Blouse - cotton, butter yellow and white polka dots. I'm still not sure about this top yet, the darts are a bit weird on me. Also, the upper and under collar was a real pain to fit and sit properly. I think I prefer Simplicity 2599 for fit. I don't think I'll make this one again.
Colette Sorbetto top, Linen, not a big fan of this one - it's a free download from the Colette website and I used fabric from the stash so not really bothered. HUGE armholes. It was VERY short even for me.
It'll be good for summer though I guess. I won't make this again.
Butterick 3524 blouse made with cotton Darla fabric. This one I do like, I know come spring/summer that it will be worn a lot.
 I came home from the Spotlight sale this morning with a nice stash of new sewing patterns. All New Look patterns were only $3 and Simplicity $5 - you can't go wrong!
And this is one of the buttons I chose to finish off my Cynthia Rowley shirt dress I started at Sewjourn.
Actually, I finished it but decided when I came home that I did not like a lot of it so, I have chopped, taken in and re-hemmed too! I'll show you that one another day...
Kathryn. xx


Anonymous said...

lovely Catherine they all look fantastic,well done.xx

Artizania said...

Beautiful, you have inspired me to get sewing!

ARTwendy ... said...

Hey Kathryn ...was a great week end ... loved meeting everyone & your work is amazing ... thanks so much for sharing ... cheers, Wendy
PS - cute button

Art and Sand said...

I used to make all my clothes, but have only been sewing pillows for quite awhile now. Your lovely blouses are inspiring me to go find a pattern.

{oc cottage} said...

so darn adorable!!!!

m ^..^

Anonymous said...

Sewing requires a lot of patience in completing a project. To accomplish it, you really have to have a passion for sewing. It is nice that you have your sewing patterns. I will be looking forward to see your own new designs that fits different mood in a certain occasion or activity. That would be great!

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