Like I mentioned in my last post, I made myself several perfect little tees.
The purple one is a fabulous eggplant colored jersey and the gold is an eye-catching sparkly knit. I found these wonderful fabrics in the fashion district of DTLA.
Perfect scoops! The gold knit is a tad sheer so I’m wearing skin colored tank underneath here.
These are definitely my go to tees! I added these to my ETSY – check out my shop@ https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeamstressfromVenus
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This is my perfect little tee!
I drafted the pattern back in the summer and recently, I made a large purchase of jersey so I could make more staple items. It’s time more cake, less icing (as the sewcialists say).
I like scoop necks and even deeper scoop backs. The back scoop is low enough to be dramatic and high enough to cover a bra strap (I’m wearing a strapless here).
I’ve already made several little tees for myself! If you want a little tee just like this, check out my shop @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/SeamstressfromVenus . I’m working on a collection of classic wardrobe staples, so stay tuned for more designs!
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This is definitely THE ULTIMATE Wrap Dress!
I have been wanting to buy this pattern from Sew Over It since I used M6744 to make my purple silk wrap dress. I finally purchased it two weeks ago and I was so excited when I received a lovely pink package last week all the way from the UK.
The combination of the fabulously drafted pattern and the stretchy jersey make for an extremely comfortable dress! I made the whole dress using my serger, finishing the hem and facing with a coverstitch.
This is my second version of M6294 that I finished a couple months ago.
I purchased this pattern when I first started sewing and was determined to make a blazer! (I think this was my second or third project!).
I even made some pretty neat looking welted pockets! This is a photo from when I made it in April of last year. I wore it once but just didn’t feel comfortable in it because it’s a little big in the waist and the lapels are too big for me. So the second time around, I shaved a little over an inch off of the lapels, took it in a pinch at the waist and shorted the length.
The buttons are just for show. I usually roll up my sleeves, so I didn’t even finish the hem of the sleeves.
I bought this fabric online and thought it was black but when I got it, it was blue!
This is a great staple. I mean, how can you go wrong with a blazer? :)
I purchased Vogue 8346 about two years ago and I sat on it, as I looked for the perfect wool. Last winter when I was moving from San Francisco back to So Cal, I had to make one last stop at my absolute favorite store, Britex. And there I found this amazingly soft green wool (I can’t resist anything green- it’s my favorite color!).
THIS is what wool should feel like! Unfortunately last year’s pea coat doesn’t feel quite as nice. Although good wool can be a tad expensive, I highly recommend beginning sewers to try it out! The fabric works with you more than anything else out there!
I think it looks a little baggy in the chest area. But that might be because I’m just wearing a tank top underneath and not something thicker (it’s still summer weather here!). I choose to use 3 hooks and bars as closures. But if I find the right buttons, I’ll definitely add some.
I used the collar from option D, but I shaved a whole 2″ off and I’m so glad I did! The pattern recommends using shoulder pads, which I tried, but they didn’t look right on me, so I took x-nayed those puppies.
I had just enough sew-in interfacing left over for this coat! Granted it’s not on grain, but I really can’t tell the difference with this. I am enjoying the process of hand stitching the interfacing!
The blind stitches barely show on the hem. That’s how fabulous this fabric is!
What makes this coat even more luxurious is the silk charmeuse lining! This was a LA garment district find.
This coat is like wearing butter! I could probably sleep in it, but I won’t!
After spending a year packed away, I finally brought out my Burdastyle pea coat!
I actually didn’t even wear this coat when I finished it last year because I didn’t have any buttons. I tried a lot of different buttons but it’s kind of hard to find the perfect set, so I just left a single mother of pearl button on the waist. I think the coat stands on its own.
The wool, lining and sew-in interfacing are from my first online fabric purchase about two years ago. I was surprised to find a super thick, fibrous wool when I received the package, seeing as I was expecting something softer. I guess that’s the risk of purchasing fabric online! (And why it probably was my last).
I sewed the interfacing in using permanent long basting stitches. This was the first time I worked with sew-in interfacing! I really liked the firmness it gives the wool.
Lining! My favorite!
This coat came together very nicely. Even the vent was a piece of cake! I’m usually not a big fan of princess seams, but I must say, I do like these princess-ed seams. Pockets, pleats and princess seams. It’s got all the P’s!
I’m in love with the fit of this coat! I would love to make it in a black wool or even as a black raincoat. But where’s the fun in that? I find it impossible to resist vibrant colors and exquisite patterns!
I’m in love with Chuck! AKA my new cabled pullover sweater! This is my second sweater by Andi Satterlund from Ravelry (click here to see my first).
The whole sweater came together in less than a month! It helped that I only had to take it apart once, but that was towards the beginning so it wasn’t a total time loss.
Can you see where I missed a cable? The original Chuck sweater is a cropped length. I knew that I would get more use out of a longer one, so I knitted an extra cable wrap (if that’s what its called..?) on the front.
The sweater is a great fit! This is an xs. I’ll definitely be making another one in a different color!
My apologizes for the weird looking photos! I’m still learning the photography/ editing side of this gig!