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?

12 comments: 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!