Thursday, November 15, 2012

A great day to sew....

Laurel (thinking to herself): "Maybe I'll sew something after I come home from my facial.."
 
Colette (telepathically): "Pick ME...Pick ME!!!"
 
Laurel: "Maybe I'll make something for Colette"...
 
Colette: "Score!"


When I find something that fits well and I love it, I like to use it as a pattern to make another one.  Take this knit top that I wear constantly with my jeans.  I love that it hides my "situation" around the middle and yet it's totally stylish and comfy at the same time.



In order to make the pattern, I just lay muslin fabric down and draw an outline of the shape of the top...bodice back and front and sleeves.  I allow for seams and adjust the fit where necessary.


I visited Stone Mountain and Daughters in Berkeley, CA a few weeks back and found an awesome knit on sale. It's soft, yet the animal print design is very on trend these days.  I thought it would be perfect made up in my knit top.  It only took a couple of hours to sew. And in the process, I discovered the perfect stitch setting on my machine for these soft knits...



VOILA! Colette is loving it!



Throw a little jewelry on with it...
Yea, I will have to borrow it from Colette to wear with my new skinny NYDJ Jeans
that I picked up in Nordstrom yesterday!!


Laurel. Besides, I'm cuter than Colette...
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Does Colette read your blog. You don't want to tick her off. When she gets made she loses her head.

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  2. Beautifully done. Colette is a fine assistant. Love the knit tops. Blissful Sewing...

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