Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tip Top!

When DD was a child, I had a lot of fun making clothes for her.  And now, I still do, but I don’t make nearly as many things as I used to. 
Today, DD played in all-day volleyball tournament in Davis, a college town about 1.5 hours from my home.   And because my house is on the way back to her own home, I knew she would be stopping by tonight.  So, I wanted to make something for her—you know, make her something and maybe she’ll keep hanging out with her mama ;) This morning, I quickly looked through my patterns, and pulled out McCall’s 6078, view B.  This wasn’t complete guesswork on my part; I had made this top for myself, and DD expressed interest in having one too.
Ah, to have the arms of a volleyball player!
This green/white/black ITY is from a recent Fabric Mart purchase that I hoped she’d like.  It’s very silky and drapes nicely.  I figured she could wear it with a black skirt or slacks, and one of her black cardigans; she has a really cute waterfall cardigan that would be adorable with this. 
This is a very simple top.  I love things that are easy but have a lot of style, and this top fits the bill.  Easy construction, and I used the coverstitch for the hems.  I guessed a bit on the size.  Going by her measurements, DD should wear a medium, but when I compared the pattern pieces to one of her RTW tops, the medium was way too big, so I whipped up a size small.
So what does DD think?

Shoe love:   On a recent shopping trip, DD bought these cute black suede booties at Aerosoles.  When she’s teaching, she’s on her feet all day, and these cuties passed the comfort and style test!
Happy sewing! ~ Peggy

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pink and Gray

Jacket:  Butterick 6005
I found this fabric marked down to 95 cents per yard at Hancock a while ago, and I couldn't pass it up at such a low price.  It's a lightweight synthetic with a tiny bit of stretch and a soft hand.

I made it up into another long jacket/shell combo, this time with button loops and silver buttons, and I plan to wear it with an as-yet-to-be-made pair of pants out of gray RPL that I recently purchased at Joann.
I am really pleased with how well this turned out.  I like the colors and pattern of the fabric, and I don't have anything like it in my wardrobe.  The fabric is so soft, it feels like I'm wearing jammies.

Hope all is going well for you!

Shoe love: These Me Too flats might be too much with the outfit, but I think they're pretty cute. (I'll probably wear gray suede ballet flats instead.)
  Happy sewing! ~ Peggy