MMM 2013 and my business trip

For the fist time I was packing for my business trip with greater concentration then usually.

I had to take into account not only number of days, the weather, meetings, dinners, social activities but the Me-Made-May 2013 challenge as well.

Herewith a summary of my MMM2013 wardrobe during this trip.
Additionally I had to remember to take pictures. They are not so good – taken by phone in a hotel room at the mirror … But here they are:

Just before leaving to the airport 9th May – I am wearing my dark blue jacket (Simplicity 4991) from boiled wool and top based on Jalie pattern 2682:

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New wardrobe essentials in my wardrobe

Looking outside I see winter weather – temperature below zero, snow falling down, ice on the water, cold wind … so it was time to make few summer tops. After this long winter

I have bought these summer fabrics – jersey, on the fabric market few weeks ago and it was high time to make something out of them.

The results below:

1. Two more Day2Night top (Maria Denmark pattern)

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D2N Top of the year

I know I am getting boring with this D2N tops but I promised to take the photos and here they are.
This top is really top of they year!

# 1 Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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I did not use the elastic tape for finishing the back neck line but I used stripe of the same jersey. As you can see I have changed the finishing of armholes in this model as well.
I love working with jersey, sewing on serge – it is so easy…

# 2 Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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The back neck line and armholes I have finished as well with the stripe of jersey only this time I turned it over and stitched.

I like both of them and I will for sure wear them often. Definitely addition to my wardrobe essentials.

Having my camera on I have taken as well photos of my other top I have made base on Vogue pattern 7799. I was posting about it here.

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My skirt with high tail fits as well good and I am really glad with the final result.

Next week there is a huge fabric market – Stoffen Spektakel in Zwolle (NL) – and I am already making a list what kind of fabrics, colours, prints I would like to buy. I am very excited! I am sure there will be a lot of summer fabrics….

Results of my sewing week-end…

It  was great! Sewing weekend – it was so long ago I sew…

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I faced however the serge which is still having issues with cutting the jersey fabric and my sewing machine still making loops. The maintenance did not help in both cases which means I will have to repeat it.
I thing that the broken below hook grip in my sewing machine was a result of something which is incorrect somewhere else.
I try to sew on it but probably I will be forced to buy a new sewing machine. No Husqvarna this time –I have to say I am very disappointed with this model.

Still I was determined and I have managed to finish – not one – but two Day-To-Night Drape Tops (pattern by MariaDenmark)

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and one top based on KwikSew 2740 model B (OOP). I will probably need to correct the neckline – make it a little shorter so it will lay better.

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On top of this I have finished a skirt.

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It has strait – pencil – line with higher tail. I have made kick pleat on the back and blind zipper with buttons.

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Now I have to check if I still fit in it… as it was quite a long time I started to make it Knipogende emoticon.

I will take some more photos later – in the daylihgt.

Now it’s time for the next UFO’s!