Friday, August 30, 2013

Sew Weekly Reunion

Hello Lovelies!
I had so much fun making the voice meme that's going around that I thought I give it another try with my Sew Weekly Reunion challenge. It also seemed a good way to condense a lot of info into one blog post. So please bear with all my "umm'ss" and other weird quirks and enjoy!

The Facts

Fabric: Probably Polyester
Notions: Buttons and Elastic
Pantone Challenge colors: Vivacious & 
Pattern: Advance 4640 and Lutterloh kimono top
Year: Early 1950s and 70s
Time to complete: 6hrs?
First worn: For video
Wear again? No, after making the videos I wore it around the house and the fit on it is terrible. It is too short and it keeps riding up and making a poof on my upper chest. I think I was in too much of a hurry and needed to add some gathers or pleats in the neckline to make it fit better. I am going to slice it up for part of my infinity scarves.
Total Cost: Free, fabric and notions all came from stash and will return to it.
All the details, the pretty and the not so pretty.

The Facts

Fabric: Brussels Washer Linen from and cotton scraps for pockets and waistband lining
Notions: Interfacing, buttons, zipper (all from stash, yea!!)
Pantone Challenge colors: Carafe
Pattern: Simplicity 2562 
Year: 2009
Time to complete: 7hrs?
First worn: For photos
Wear again? OH YEAH!! These are super comfy and I had a hard time taking them off after the photo shoot so I could keep them clean for the trip!
Total Cost: $18
All the lovely details!

Front, Back and falling over! Who knew photo shoots could be so dangerous?


Sarah Liz said...

The pants look super slouchy and fun to wear. Pity about your top, but these things happen in sewing :)

Anonymous said...

I *love* your videos!!! It's so nice to hear you speaking and telling us all about your makes.

It's such a shame that the top isn't working for you, because you've obviously put so much into it, and it's a really pretty fabric. I hope you can find some way to re-use it.

But, hey, those trousers are great, and I am really impressed (trousers seem like a big challenge to me). I love the buttons, and the gorgeous facing fabric.

niddetissus said...

Sorry to hear the top is a wadder, but the pants worked out and pants are difficult, so yay for that! :)

Anonymous said...

pants are great. My only attempt was a complete disaster!

charlotte said...

Love the trousers!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks, I do too!

EmSewCrazy said...

We live and learn. I have to have some failures otherwise I'd be too perfect, right? :) Yes, I'm very happy about the pants!

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. Hope your next attempt works out better.

EmSewCrazy said...

Yep, I was going to try to just wear it but I thought, NO. I sew to get good fit and this is not it. The pants, I'm in love..

EmSewCrazy said...

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them. I had fun making them.
I already have plans for the top fabric so I'm not too disappointed. If I want to use this pattern again I know what changes I need to make to make it more wearable next time.

As you heard pants are still a challenge for me too, but one that I me determined to overcome. I think the buttons and facings are the most fun to choose too!

Carolyn said...

I love both the pieces! The trousers look really comfy and smart :)

EmSewCrazy said...

I know! Don't the colors go so well together... I'm sitting in the airport right now enjoying the comfort of these trousers!