Thursday, October 30, 2014

Pink Till the End

Pattern: Simplicity 8523 view D short sleeve blouse

I'm ending the month with a spotted pink, black, white simple top. This is it for the pink month. My hopes are that each male and female completed a self exam and those annual exams were scheduled for this year.

Fabric: Multi print ITY
Interfacing: Fusible
Alterations: A little length was added.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Going for Pink

I picked up this peace of fabric at a thrift shop for less than $2 and decided to use it as a part of this month's collection. Well, this is not pink, but peach and it's added a flare to my wardrobe for this month of BC Awareness. The top has been worn with black slacks and a black jacket.

Pattern: Simplicity 8523 view A sleeveless top

The jacket has been worn with black slacks, black top, and the peach jacket.
Pattern: Simplicity 1699 Jacket
This will not happen again with this top. I had marked the length and cut into the fabric in the wrong area which led to a shorter length. I did consider adding to the length which would give the top some additional lines, but skipped on the idea. Don't you know I took the time to correctly adjust the pattern with the added the paper taped into position. This error also led to a shorter blouse than I had planned.
Hair: Two-strand twist out on shampooed and blow dried hair for date night at the college for jazz entertainment.

These buttons were thrifted for $0.20 the weekend before making the jacket. Once I started looking through my buttons for a match, I realized that they were perfect.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October MAGAM Completed

Pattern: Simplicity 7596 Misses' Top, pants, skirt, and shorts: Fitted top has princess seams, button front and V-neckline with optional contrast shaped collar. A and B have long sleeves, C and D have short sleeves. Pants A, skirt B, C, and shorts D have side zipper and waistband with elastic back casing. Skirt B, C has back vent.

 Sizes: 8 - 24

I know it is easier to use patterns that have already been altered, but I have so many patterns that I've purchased that I really would like to make. This is one of my recent purchases from a thrift shop. I love the curves in the collar, the v- neck, and the v points at the hem of the jacket.

Alterations: Removed 3" from the sleeve length
                     Removed 1" from the length to waist
                     Added 3" to all jacket bodice pieces for length
                     Removed 2" from neckline to decrease depth of v
                     Added 5" to skirt length    
                     Omitted elastic in back of skirt  

Crystal buttons with a pinkest tint purchased from JoAnn Fabrics.
I'm considering remaking this very soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Leopard Bodice Dress

Pattern: Simplicity 2404 Missses"/Miss petite dress with pattern pieces for slim, average, and curvy fit & A,B,C, and D. Amazing Fit Collection. I made view B.

Simplicity Misses Dresses 2404Line Drawing

Fabric: antique golden sateen stretch cotton and polyester leopard print

Sizes: 8-24

Alterations: Added 4" to the length and decreased the neck to waist length by 1".

This is a lovely pattern and good for my body type. It will look a lot better with a really good pressing.
I think it looks like the pattern. It is a easy pattern to make and I highly recommend it.

Pattern: Jacket from previous post ~ Simplicity 1699

This dress gives me another completed outfit. Wow! This is so much fun.


Monday, October 6, 2014

October MAGAM Plans

I spotted a mauve opal ring. So in keeping with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and  the MAGAM theme for the month I'll make the long sleeve jacket and skirt from mauve suede which was purchased from Fabric Mart.