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Vogue 8561 - Marcy Tilton

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When we talk about making our stash, we usually mean using our fabric stash.  BUT, I have a stash of patterns too.  Many, many patterns that have never been cut.  I go through my patterns ever few months to see what's there and what I want to make.  I pulled out Vogue 8561 - Marcy Tilton awhile back.  I originally bought the pattern for the skirt, but I decided to make the pants first (by the way, the copyright says 2009).

 

Myosotis Dress

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Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe

 

This is the first Myosotis Dress I made.  It was made using double gauze from Hart's Fabric.  The double gauze was easy to sew, and the dress is light and summery.  I made no changes to the pattern this first time through.  I cut a size 34.  The pattern was super simple.  Also, I have to say this was the first bodice I have ever made that fits.  Amazing.  There was no part of the pattern where I got tripped up or wondered what I was doing.

 

 

 

Ann Normandy Pant

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Ann Normandy Pant

 

I cut a size small.  I made no alterations while sewing.  The black fabric is 100% hemp linen from Hemp Traders and the godets are canvas from Cotton and Steel.  The linen is from my stash, and the canvas was scraps from a pair of pants I made last year.  I intended for these to be a wearable muslin.

 

The pattern was easy enough to put together and cut out.  There are very few pieces.

 

Dress Like Your Grandma 2!

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Here's the finished dress.  I changed things up a bit.  I left off the placket for one.  My dress is made out of shirting and chiffon.  The chiffon was a pain.  The pattern was Simplicity 6720 (vintage).  I'm glad I finished though.  Next year, I think I'll do Dress Like Your Grandpa.

 

Here's my failed attempt at a muslin.

 

If you only look at the top of the dress, it's not so bad.  I mean except for the awful attempt on my part at top stitching the collar which should never have been top stitched.

Catch-Up

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Since I last posted, I have made: The Red Poppy Bag by Sew Sweetness; Stargazer Toe by Blue Calla; Akita shirt by Seamwork; 2 Kimmy Dress by Seamwork; Charlie Holster Bag by Serial Bag Makers; Cardigan by Swoon; Marigold by Tilly and The Buttons; and Celine Zip Top Tote by Swoon Patterns.

 

I have cut and ready to go: Muslin for Dress Like Your Grandma from vintage Simplicity Pattern 6720, 2 Adeline Shirts by DG Patterns, and McCall's Pajamas 2476.

 

A Tale of Three Yorks

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This is my first York.  It is made out of cotton lawn.  I cut a size 0 and followed all of the intructions.  It worked out to be a little tight in the shoulders, and the bust darts look super weird (because I have no bust).  

It's hard to see the bust darts in this photo, so they are probably not a big deal, but when I look down they look really strange.

 

York 2 is also made from cotton lawn.  I cut a size zero, did not put the bust darts in and sewed it with a 3/8" seam allowance.

January Sewing

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Just a quick update.  I am prepping some bags for little girls, and I have been busy with machine embroidery.  I finished January's Bag of The Month 2018.  The Podium by Chris W Designs.  It was easy, and it's a great bag.  I should have used foam, but I used fusible fleece.  Next time, I'll use foam.

 

 

 

I also made myself another hoodie from the So Sew Easy free pattern.

 

 

Got myself a new camera!  Super excited.

 

New BINGO Boards

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New BINGO boards have been made.  They look impossible :(.  

Quilting BINGO Board.

Bags and Stuff BINGO Board

Clothing BINGO Board

 

I finished the Clover Convertible Bag from January 2017, so I can now begin the Podium.  Clover was simple enough until I got to the traincase and then all sorts of things went wrong :(.  I may make it again without the traincase OR I may make it with the traincase and the right type of zipper.  LOL.

 

 

 

New Year, Again

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Last year's New Year's goals didn't work out real great.  I sewed like crazy, but I didn't do what I said I was going to do.  Then I got upset with myself, so this year I am going back to BINGO.  I have not made the new boards yet, but I have an outline.

 

I also decided to use a sewing journal.  I am using it to write in what I have done.  I may also add some goals, but I really want to use it to see how much I actually do.

Belvedere Waistcoats Complete!

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I finished up my 2 Belvedere Waistcoats.  I followed the Sew-A-Long for the most part.  I did not wait for the final post though.  I put my buttons on yesterday.  I made one of each version.  Version 1 has welt pockets and side vents.  Version 2 is the easy version.  After completing them, I have to say, they were both very easy.  I am shocked to see that I have made something that does not look like I made it.  :) 

 

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