Friday, April 20, 2012

Palette Challenge/Spring 6PAC

Palette Challenge/Spring 6PAC

Palette Challenge/Spring 6PAC by anachronismsarah 
No kidding, this is the second challenge I have stumbled across that works for what I want to do for Spring.  A grey skirt.  A white woven top.  A white knit top.  A touch of lavender in another knit top.  Reclaiming my mom's beautiful eyelet dress from the 70s.  The lovely grey top I'm putting finishing touches on this afternoon.  A simple white "jacket".  And... 2 pieces I purchased from Target.  Judge if you must, but I couldn't pass up these lovely, quick dresses... Both were on sale, and I've already worn one.  

I hope to have at least the top done this weekend, and I have a boatload of baby blankets to stitch up too... It certainly is Spring.  Babies and pregnant bellies all over the place.  Have a great weekend, friends!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

refashioned skirt: proof that I have sewn.

This post over at Sewaholic, which I know about thanks to Becky, got me thinking and then doing. And so I made my first refashion of the season. It was a size 14 long skirt from Talbots. The print is tiny red-and-white flowers/vines and I like it a lot for summer. Now it's a me-sized gathered number. I kept the original hem as intact as possible and removed the panel I accidentally sliced through while cutting the bottom 22" off of the skirt so I'd have more fullness than just taking it in...with the added bonus of no hemming! I then removed the waistband from the top portion and cut it down to size, then I just gathered the skirt onto its new waistband, dividing spacing on the waistband to match up with the panels/gores to get it more even. Then popped the zipper into its new place... Easy as pie.  I even wore it the same day, so you have a little picture!
Sometimes all you need is one easy-as-pie completed thing to set you on the path toward others... and since I finally have all the supplies I need, look for the eyelet dress(needed a zipper) and some bags(needed interfacing and lining fabric) soon.
On deck in posts?  All those things I have sewn and not posted.  Some TNTs to be from winter, piping from weeks ago, the shirt it belongs to, a skirt from the same 6PAC, and many more, I hope!