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.
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