Tuesday polka dot love and February sewing plans revised


So remember all those wonderful plans I had for the month of February, well they have all went out the door. I do not have a black panther outfit. However I’m going to the 11pm showing so I dont feel to bad. But I just did not plan accordingly, although I would like to point out with I was without a machine for a little bit. And had a couple days were I couldn’t sew once I had it.

I did not make a Valentine’s dress. The fabric I had, I took out and was like uhhh no, I will not make a dress with this. These shall be joggers. So I’m going to where something in my closet. I have two dresses I am narrowing it down to. Valentine’s Day isn’t anything big to me because it is so close to my birthday. However I do like to say Happy Valentine’s Day. And also they day after candy goes on sale and I love some chocolate.

Anyways so, now that my February plans are toss to the side, I am going on vacation next week. So the next few days I will be sewing up items to go for that trip. There is a meme floating around social media, and it caption, how woman pack for vacation, it had several wigs, shoes, and outfits, matched to the day. Well that is not me. If I could get away with making the same dress 5x I would. As long as I like it, its comfortable, I feel amazing in it, I will take it.

I do plan to only take 1 suitcase with me a carry on. I have decided to focus on only a few colors, color coordinated vacation, we shall call it. Colors are blue, yellow, black. I only plan to take a few accessories, maybe 2 pair of shoes but everything will go together and fit nicely in this one suitcase. So today I made outfit 1. I need at least 4,  I do have a dress that fits the color scheme that I could wear, but I want to save it for another occasion we shall see.

I’m on that RTW Fast, I was tempted to break it and just go buy clothes, but I need to save my money and use some of these hundreds of yards of fabric I have.

Today skirt is, New Look 6381 Very easy sew.  The skirt has a lot of ease in it. So I ended up making the 16, it has an encased elastic. I used a no roll elastic, when I tried on the skirt without the elastic it felt great. I did add the elastic anyways, and love the way it looked. I added a slit, inspired by a New York and Company skirt worn by Gabrielle Union.
Fabric is from fabric mart.

New Look 6381

New Look 6381

For the top I knew I wanted a yellow top, it took me over a year to find this fabric, it has the right feel, and weight. Purchased online from the surge fabric shop.
I used Simplicity 8424. I think I wanted to make a Large however there is a error with the pattern pieces, and I didn’t feel like trying to estimate where the line should be for the Large on the front piece. So I cut the XL. It’s a little to big in the lower portion, I think I should have did the a Large.

Simplicity 8424

I didn’t prewash this fabric so I’m going to throw it in the washer machine and hope it shrinks some. I think I rather have this to small and just throw something underneath.
I don’t know if I could recommend this pattern. I may toss it, the other pieces for the pattern are not most makes for me.

I did not use the elastic in the neckline but used some knit stabilizing tape. I also added a few inches to the ties, which I could have done without.

I wish this pattern worked better me because I could use a lot of these tops in the summer time, I do have a Gertie wrap topped I wanted to give a try. Maybe that one will work better.

New Look 6381 & Simplicity 8424

 Well that is it for now, back to vacation sewing

Until next time Sew On


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  1. February 15, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    I saw a so-so review on the top, looked at the pattern envelope again and after I'd drawn in the size Large lines(!!!) ended up nixing it from my loungewear collection.

    The leggings fit fantastic after some adjustment through the knee. The hi-low top is fun but it IS a crop top! LOL! But this top I was interested in and again, you've confirmed it's probably not worth the effort.

    The skirt is FANTASTIC! I love the blue polkadot! Can't wait to see the rest of the mini-collection.

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