Happy Monday!

A Happy Monday to all of you!  I trust your weekend was good, whether lazy or busy.  It’s definitely a happy Monday in our house today, as this is the last week of school for the summer.  And a happy Monday, too, because I can finally sew again after not being able to sew much last week.  I did post a review for Vogue 1220, but in all honesty, I’d written it weeks ago and it was just waiting for photos, which I just added thanks to the MMJ project.  But today I can sew again.  And what’s on my sewing table?  A lot.

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image courtesy http://www.voguepatterns.com

First, my niece’s birthday dress, which is Vogue 8380.  She saw Hannah wearing her version from purple dresslast summer and wanted one…. in purple.  I would have started on it today, but I don’t have threa to match in my stash.  It’s all cut and ready to sew, though.

Second, I’m making up the capris from Vogue 2396 – again, and the skirt from Vogue 1093 – again – in the green stretch denim above.  Neither one will take long, I’m sure, as they’ve both become at TNT sort of deal.

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image courtesy http://www.voguepatterns.com

Third, Vogue 1152 from a crinkly lightweight denim-coloured chambray for DD1.  It’s part of her summer wardrobe project, and I thought I’d better get going on it since it looks a little involved, and I’m looking to sink my teeth into a rewarding project with a little thinking involved.  I cut it out yesterday, so I’ve just got to get the first three projects off my table and I can start it!

B 2-2011-108

Lastly, two jackets.  These have been cut and waiting for me since the end of May, I believe.  I’m going to to make two versions of Burda 2-2011-108 from their Mamma Mia! collection.  I’m making one for me in the olive green linen on the left, and one for Hannah out of the same stretch poplin as herjacket fabrics utility pants.  I’m intending mine to be a working muslin.  I’d like to see how the jacket works on me, and if my alterations will be bang-on.  Hannah’s version should be straight forward as she requires no pattern alterations at this point.  I’m actually hoping it will be one size too big so she’ll get a couple years’ wear out of it.

And in Me Made June….

MMJ 25Day 25 – Outfit:  This is the second outfit of the day, through no intent of mine.  I had to change after spilling coffee on my skirt and jacket while driving. The first outfit was all me-made, too!  boo hoo…

Vogue 2923, Simplicity 4076, and Vogue 2165

Activities:  the monthly Costco run and then down to my MIL’s to celebrate Isabella & Hannah’s birthdays with my DH’s side of the family.

Day 26 – Outfit:  My Liberty of London Hurren dress

Activities:  church in the morning and family time for the remainder of the day.

Thoughts:  I do not particularly like this MMJ 26Simplicity pattern (S3877).  It’s a mock wrap style, with the skirt attached to the wrapped bodice and a side zipper.  I prefer a real wrap dress, and find this one annoying at times because of the way the bodice wraps.  It doesn’t wrap across the CF properly, and, although I used the cup sizing in the pattern (it’s one of those multi cup-sized patterns) it doesn’t work for me.  I had to fell stitch the overlap of the bodice to keep it from gaping.  Stupid me, I didn’t bother doing a tissue fit or a muslin.  I simply assumed that the pre-packaged FBA’s would do the trick.  However, it’s sewn up, wearable and pretty, so I’m just being super picky about the fit.

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