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The Mahina Cardigan Test!

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Soooo................I got to test the Mahina Cardigan Pattern by Scroop Patterns.  Yay!  

Since I was a tester, I made the trial version which is a little different than the final version. 

 

When I found out about being a tester, I spent at least an hour pouring over fabrics at Colorado Fabrics.  I settled on two poly textured knits.  I wanted to be able to try it out on something not terribly expensive in case I screwed it up.  When I was done with testing the pattern, I had 3 cardigans.  I SO want another.  

 

Hepburn Pants

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April's Pattern for Sew My Style 2019 is the Hepburn Pants from Wardrobe by Me.  The pattern calls for fabric with some stretch which I wasn't very excited about.  I don't want pants that stretch; I prefer cotton that relaxes over time.  So, off I went to Colorado Fabrics to figure out what I was going to use.  I settled on a recycled polyester bottom weight.  I justified buying polyester by reminding myself that it was recylced.  

 

Ann Normandy Pant AGAIN

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Jenny Overalls

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I finished up some Jenny Overalls today. I cut a size 8, and I think I could size down and be fine, but I wanted to be sure I had room to wear a t-shirt underneath.  They are super comfortable.   I plan to make the trousers too.  I am going to have to size down for them.

 

 

Generally speaking, I have trouble with waistbands.  All types - all the time.  Ugh.  This waistband worked out great (the zippers are kinda wonky though).  I made the 2 zipper version because I think it looks cool, and I was too lazy to do a test fit.

 

Hey You!

Please don't waste Spring Break!

 

Tonight I am working on The Jenny Overalls.  Photos later this weekend.  What's everyone else working on?

Givre Shirt

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Here is my version #1 of the Givre Shirt by Deer and Doe.  I cut this as a size 36 even though I measure a 34.  It is made from scraps.  Who knows what type of material.  It feels very much like the top is plastic and the bottom is some sort of blend.  

 

This is version #2.  I cut it the same size.  This is a heavier weight, and I know it is cotton/lycra.  Both of these are pretty darn tight.  I normally don't wear a lot of tight clothes.

 

 

Yikes.  

Sew My Style 2019 is ON

I will be sewing the Givre T-shirt this month.  My machine's in the shop, but my serger is ready to go!

 

Hopefully, I'll get some photos uploaded tomorrow.

 

Sew My Style 2019

 

For the holidays, we got a family Spotify account, so I have been reliving my youth.

 

Mostly, I've been listening to the Pet Shop Boys and New Order.  WooHoo.

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

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.