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Weekend Project 1 - Nov. 12-13 2011

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM


We have nights of frosts and a bit of snow. Definitely Winter is already here. No more going out for a day-trips to adventure Ontario. Staying at home with 2-3 meals per weekend day ... uhmmm ... not fun ... so I had a new idea about sewing: to get myself exciting by try to finish something during weekend besides watching TV, cleaning, doing laundry, cook meals... This weekend is the first.

The outfit was done this morning. Brown interlock knit skirt and bow-tight blouse. The blouse's bodice was bias cut with self-tight bow. Short sleeves which were take-in shoulder style and binding hems. Fabric is printed polyester as chocolate tracing circles and roses on very light pink/salmon (not really pink) background. The advantage of bias cut was creating the fitness even it is slip-in blouse and no darts. It was no wrinkle, clean look and flattering.



The skirt which was cut as high waist and big width waist band (2 layers), controlled by elastic stitched in between on the top seam. Also as I cut off at mid thigh, I used layers (which were different cut on both front and back: top small width curve pieces, 1/2 circle pieces at center parts and triangle pieces at sides to control flaring. So basicly almost like pencil skirt style but still have so much room for easily moving. Front and back skirt were the same. As interlock knit I did not hem the skirt. Maybe I will top stitch kind of small lace trim (if I find something nice and light at Fabricland) For now, I'm ok with the whole outfit turned out.


One more thing I have to tell - which is why I keep my sewing going on. Total cost (includes tax :)) $7. Steal deal...eh. Now it's ready for work tomorrow with my metallic pink leather jacket ( I got a good deal at Danier store for $60). Yayyyyy...


Not sure I can do like this every weekend but I'll try. Wait for another weekend coming...




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"More than just sewing" - Cloudyhn



Categories: Skirts, Tops

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5 Comments

Reply cloudyhn
12:18 AM on December 21, 2011 
You're welcome....Myra!
I'm trying to find time to write some posts. I had 3 or 4 skirts and dresses done recently on weekend projects but couldn't sit down to get those posts done. I'm glad that you have your skirt done. I bet it will look good on you for sure. I promise to stop by your blog asap.

Myra says...
Hello Maggie, thank you again for giving your permission to recreate your lovely skirt. I finally completed it! It's not exactly yours because I have a few problems with the sides. I've fixed the problem on my pattern and will make another the correct way. I love it and you can see it on my blog, www.1simpleinspiration.blogspot.com. Thanks again!
Reply Myra
5:27 PM on December 18, 2011 
Hello Maggie, thank you again for giving your permission to recreate your lovely skirt. I finally completed it! It's not exactly yours because I have a few problems with the sides. I've fixed the problem on my pattern and will make another the correct way. I love it and you can see it on my blog, www.1simpleinspiration.blogspot.com. Thanks again!
Reply Myra
9:35 AM on December 10, 2011 
Thanks Maggie!! I'm going to start on a muslin right away and will let you know if I need assistance!

cloudyhn says...
Thanks Myra! Of course you can do it. I'm glad that somebody inspired my work. Please let me know how the skirt turned out. If you need anything while cutting it email me at anytime:) good luck!
Maggie
Reply cloudyhn
8:16 AM on December 6, 2011 
Thanks Myra! Of course you can do it. I'm glad that somebody inspired my work. Please let me know how the skirt turned out. If you need anything while cutting it email me at anytime:) good luck!
Maggie
Reply Myra
10:18 AM on December 3, 2011 
I absolutely love this total outfit!!! You out did yourself on this one and in just a weekend too....superb!!! That skirt is to die for and I must have one! Can I please have your permission to try and make a copy of it for myself??? With your permission, if I'm able to successfully make it, I would love to put a link to your blog from mine too as the inspiration! What do you say??