12 September 2014

Pictures (finally) and Fall Sewing

It's been a while, I know.  I seem to say "a lot has been going on" often:  it's true.  I'm taking it one day at a time and trying to stay positive.  Gotta think happy thoughts.

I finished the jacket and blouse over a week ago and took some pictures this morning.  Temperatures have fallen quickly here and I wore them both to work today.  The shirt fits very nicely and I can see making a couple more in the future.  Y'all know I love me some Jalie 2559, so it was a breeze to sew this jacket for the fourth time.  I heart TNT patterns, but I want to try other jacket patterns since there are so many different styles available.  

On with the show-n-tell.

New Look 6407 paired with Kwik Sew 2960 (not yet blogged)

 
close up

 
 paired with in-progress McCall's 5523

 Jalie 2559

The jacket color reminds me of strained peas - not really a look I was going for.  It's rather bright for fall, but I like it so who cares? =)

I likely will not wear the jacket and skirt together.  Lil too much green, knamean?


These four garments (including the dark grey pants I'm wearing) are part of my fall mini wardrobe plan.  The inspiration was this floral knit print I picked up from...um...I don't remember.


When I started digging around my stash, I found quite a few fabrics that coordinated with this print.

top to bottom:  sweater knit, rayon knit, striped cotton shirting, 
solid cotton shirting, wool sweater knit, wool twill

The patterns for these fabrics are yet to be finalized.  What I wanted to sew was quickly squashed when I realized I didn't have enough fabric.  Oops!

I haven't sewn much of anything in the last couple of weeks.  I hope to get some sewing done this weekend.  Until next time, peace.

L

39 comments:

  1. Great color on you. As you probably knowyby now I love your jackets.

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    1. Thank you Sheila. If only I could copy your dresses. =)

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  2. I love ALL of these pieces! The colors are fantastic, and I would SO wear that green as a fall color. Can I have it? ;-)

    Wish I could motivate myself for some jackets. Or anything. My stash is boring the daylights and mojo out of me and until I can buy something else, I just keep scrounging.

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    1. If I had more fabric, absolutely!

      I hate it when my sewjo is on the run. What happened with 2:00??

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  3. I had such issues with how to make the pleats in that skirt. It must've been a user error

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    1. What I do is mark the lines on the right side (with removable chalk powder) and then make small snips on each line. This is my second time making the skirt and this method works well. Good luck!

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  4. LOVING your jacket. and your covered buttons!!

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    1. Thank you! Oh yeah, the buttons. =) Originally they were attached to the jacket with snaps and everything. However, I didn't measure carefully and the buttons were way too high; so I took them off. Since I decided to wear the jacket on Friday, I just took the covered buttons off - no time for sewing before work in the morning! I kind of like the jacket without the buttons.

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  5. Great pieces, separately and together. The cut of that jacket is so flattering!

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    1. Thank you Angela! I love this pattern so much!

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  6. Fantastic pieces and colors. I like the way the floral print shirt coordinates so well with the other pieces, and also softens up the the business look a tad with a hint of femininity. Love the lines on the jacket and skirt too.

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    1. Thank you very much! I like your assessment. =)

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  7. Ps.. And I totally get 'one day at a time'. Take care.

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    1. Oh my. All I can handle is one day...sometimes one hour.

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  8. I love your suit and that shade of green looks fantastic on you.

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  9. Love the shirt ~ actually love all the pieces! I live in that skirt pattern, one of my fav's ... J

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    1. Thank you Judith! Yes, I remember very well some of your versions of this pattern. It really is great, isn't it?

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  10. A great start on a wonderful fall wardrobe. All your pieces look great.

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  11. I love all your pieces, but it's something about the "jacket and pants" combo that I simply love.. Ok, now I'm off to see if I have anything that color in my stash, lol...

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    1. LOL. I was worried about dark grey and green going together. When I realized I needed to leave the house in 5 minutes, I chucked my concerns to the side and said, 'fuhgeddaboutit'!

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  12. I love all of your new pieces. I really like that shade of green, strained peas or not. (I made a jacket in the same color a few years ago.) I agree that the full suit is a bit too matchy-matchy, but they make great separates. I'm impressed with how well all of your fabrics coordinate together.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! When I put both the jacket and skirt on the dress form and stared at it, all I could think of was Kermit the Frog singing about being green. =) Maybe with a solid white shirt and some kick ass shoes and accessories, both the jacket and skirt can work. I'm not seeing it right now, though.

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  13. I love your new collection of finished clothes and the fabrics you plan to sew... They'll make a nice wardrobe on their own. The green suit with a rich brown/burgundy top and brown boots totally scream fall to me!

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    1. Aaah, yes, brown boots! I had some really cool brown leather boots when I was in college, but they, like other things, have gone missing in my mom's house. Gotta find some more. Thanks Kay!

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  14. Wow - you are looking very put together Lynn. Love all of the pieces. Great shape to those pants. Beautiful inspiration floral fabric too. Don't be afraid to wear the jacket and skirt together - very stylish. Fab job.

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    1. Thank you BeaJay! I credit Sarah Liz for reminding me of this Kwik Sew pattern. I have to blog about making these.

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  15. I love your NL 6407. I just finished making one myself. Did you put a center back seam in it? Your jacket is gorgeous. I need to check out that pattern now. :)

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    1. Thank you Meigan! Yes, I added a center back seam because I made a swayback adjustment.

      Jalie 2559 is supremely drafted and goes together very well. The only change I make is in bagging the lining. I cut the bodice lining shorter than the jacket, machine sew it to the hem, and leave an opening in the lining side seam to turn the jacket right side out. Jalie's instructions involve hand-sewing and ain't nobody got time for that! =)

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  16. Love your fall wardrobe, the colours perfect and love the fit you are getting on your shirt and jacket. Like BeaJay said wear that skirt and jacket together, brighten up a dull day!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! The jacket and shirt wore well at work on Friday. I can see many more versions of NL 6407 in the future.

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  17. These garments all look fabulous. Really pretty, really smart - and you look really great in them. Just right for work - approachable but still professional looking.

    Yes, do keep those happy thoughts up - put your self in a happy thought bubble and just bounce off anything that needs bouncing away from.

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    1. P.S. - I'm glad I jogged your memory about KS 2960 - they look stunning on you - I think you have made the bootleg version.

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    2. Thank you Sarah Liz! I felt pretty good wearing the whole outfit on Friday . I wore my "signature" coat as well and got a few compliments.

      KS 2960 is such a great pattern! I remember your versions of it and always had it at the back of my mind. I am so glad I tried it. I made three pairs last month and definitely have more in queue.

      Yes. Must remain positive. It hasn't been easy, but I am going to try.

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    3. Yes, you must try - detach as much as possible - not easy for you I would think.

      Can't wait to see your other variations (KS2960).

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  18. Grey and green were my wedding colors and I still love those two paired together :)

    This top fits you so nicely! Love all the pieces and the upcoming pieces! LOL!! Your M5523 is making me swoon. That is an awesome pattern!

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    1. It's definitely an interesting combination! Though I've never paired those two colors before, I really like it now. =)

      Thank you for the compliment on the top. I will certainly make more versions of this pattern since I need some button-downs. M5523 is a pattern with good bones. Sadly, it's OOP.

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