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!

New Butterick patterns–Spring collection

ButtericB5880 Retro Dress Pattern Spring collection 2013

Well… from all new sewing patterns from the Butterick Spring collection the only pattern I like is this Retro pattern B5880

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I like the top of the dress however it is nothing new. The skirt is easy to make and probably I will use my basic skirt pattern.

As usually used fabrics, colours and prints on the fabrics making it stunning till you look at drawings.

Vintage inspired fused glass jewelry and accessories

 

 

Meanwhile I have finished my website – well… as with everything it is never finished of course. I set it live – even my web shop is working.

 

 

 

At least now I can work on new pendant, earrings, etc., and go back sewing – next top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark) Knipogende emoticon.

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

Handwerkbeurs–Craft Fair

I was planning to sew the whole day but I forgot that I was going to go to a crafts fair in Zwolle (NL) – Handwerkbeurs.

Before I left I put on my new  top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark) to take few photos. I think I still can make it a little shorter. I have to think about it.

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Here some details … a ‘heartbeat’ hem finishing… and a neck line.

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Once again thanks Kim-ing for persuading me to make this top. I already see it will be wear very often – both of them – the dark blue one including … and probably I will make even more tops. You need only 70 – 80 cm fabric for it. I will look for niece fabrics during upcoming Fabric Fair – StoffenSpektakel. I am sure these fabrics will not stay long in my stash.

And then I was off to Zwolle (NL) for Handwerkbeurs. It was a lot to see there… next time I will try to go a little earlier – I know now what to expect there.

It was very inspiring. I was mostly interested in nuno felting technique. I have enough addresses for supplies – silk fabric, silk and different kind of wall. I would like to give it  try – start with small project – a scarf. It was nice to talk to people behind the projects, e.g. Ingeborg Honer-Marsch from Bodyflower, creative women from Kunstwolf and Indura. I came across beautiful scarfs, jackets and other items made of Kashmir with beautiful hand embroidering at Kashmir Heritage.
I have enough to look on the internet.

And now really I will try to finish this skirt…

Addictive Day-To-Night Drape Top pattern

I have finished my first top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark). It is exactly as Kim-ing said – simply, easy to make pattern, ready within few hours. And it looks good and suits great. I will take some photos to show you but first I will make another one Knipogende emoticon. Yes, yes, … addictive pattern.

Both tops are/will be made from stretch lycra jersey with great drape – wonderful for this type of design.

The one I have already finished is made of fabric with this colourful – art deco like – pattern…

Jersey lycra fabric top

The next one – already cut off the fabric – will be dark blue (in reality it is really nice dart blue colour).

Jersey lycra fabric top

I still have two jersey fabrics which are a little thicker. I am thinking of making a top with the same neckline however I would like to have long sleeves.

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So… I have checked patterns I have … hmmm…. I started to draw the patterns, modify patterns – I have no patience anymore. In the end I have checked Vogue patterns website. They have sale and I was wondering if there is something interesting.

And of course I have found – even more then I needed…

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I have picked up three patterns with different front and collar finishing. They all can be made with short sleeves or sleeveless.

I think I will be able to pick up something for these two fabrics.

I will probably make two different tops – and check patterns at the same time.

 

 

 

Now back to my skirt where I still have to attach lining and make hem.

Sewing again…

Last few weeks I had absolutely had no desire to sew. I had good daily routine but then my sewing machine refuse to work, x-mas and new year break – it is so difficult to pick it up.
And of course I am busy with my new hobby – glass fusing in the HotPot.
There are few UFO’s waiting and looking at me with their big eyes… still nothing.
I have made nice buckles for my dress and jacket – still nothing.
I follow the blogs with all nice finished projects – still nothing.

DayToNightDrapeTop_1I think I will start with something simple – thanks to Kim-ing, who again have made nice top using the Day-To-Night Drape Top Pattern by MariaDenmark.

I have seen it before and then it already attracted my attention – but somehow I forgot about it.
This time I have immediately bought the pattern. I have already printed it – that’s all fun about it. You don’t have to wait for the post – it is PDF and you can print it immediately.

Thanks KIM! I am already filling tinkles in my hands to grab the scissors and cut a fabric.