Scuba! I got this awesome thick scuba knit in the garment district when I was in New York a few weeks ago. I bought it in two colors, and my initial plan was to make a colorblocked sheath dress out of it, but I knew that if I didn’t also make something with some body I would be wasting that scuba!
The Blair Batwing Shirt by Named Clothing seemed like an obvious choice, because of it’s big boxy shape and huge sleeves. Since I already had the pattern and have made it before, it only took me an hour or two to whip it up
I love the way this top turned out! It looks great with jeans or a skirt. Dan kind of hates it- he thinks it makes me look like I have t-rex arms. Oh well, you can’t please em all!
I cut the scuba in a single layer because it was so bulky that cutting a double layer with my rotary cutter was too tough.
I sewed the whole thing up with a zigzag rather than my serger, because scuba doesn’t fray or ravel. The only problem is that the seams can be kind of scratchy on the inside- does anyone have a fix for this problem? I didn’t realize scuba could be itchy…..
I left the bottom edge raw because I like the way it looks, but I turned under the sleeve and neck openings and zigzagged them down. I think I may be at the beginning of a scuba love affair. It’s so easy to sew and it looks so cool! The aforementioned sheath dress is all sewn up and just waiting to be photographed, so stay tuned!
Last Saturday I found myself sort of rooting around in my fabric stash, with the stated goal of “cleaning” and sorting things out a bit, but the secret goal of finding something with which to whip up a quick dress to wear to a party.
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Dear readers, If you’ve ever wondered “where the hell does she wear all that crap?” then your pondering is at an end ! Read on to find out which of my makes have stood the test of time to become wardrobe staples.
Continue reading My most-worn makes of 2014
Yes, I did it again. I put a foolish amount of work into an outrageously formal dress that I may only ever wear once. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE
Continue reading Aspen Gala Dress 2.0
so I FINALLY got on the Archer train. It took me a while, but I got there. Now that I’ve made one, I have no idea why I waited so long!
Continue reading Chambray Archer (with bonus Liberty!)
Looking at these photos I’m thinking maybe I should have named this post fall colors top….the blouse matches the leaves! The pattern is the brand spanking new Geometry Top by Katy & Laney.
Continue reading Katy and Laney Geometry Top!
Yes kids, it’s Wiksten number 4 (see number 1, number 2 and number 3)! And I have no intention of slowing down on this pattern. This one is made with a gorgeous print from Cotton and Steel, which I purchased at Grey’s Fabric and Notions.
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Here they are- the long awaited jeans!
I cranked these out last weekend in a sewing bender that started Saturday afternoon and kept on going until late Sunday night. They are the Wyome Boyfriend Jeans by Named. My love for Named is well documented (here, here, and here), but these pants really take it to the next level.
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Earlier this summer, I was suffering from a self imposed fabric buying ban. I was saving up to pay the tuition on a web development class which I am currently taking- so I had to pinch some pennies and curb my insatiable desire for MORE FABRIC. Let me tell you, it was trying. I focused on sewing down my stash, which has gone fairly well so far.
Continue reading That time I finally made something for someone else
SURPRISE! I made another Wiksten! this brings the total to 4 (….I bet you’ll never guess what I did for One Week One Pattern).
Continue reading Marimekko Wiksten