Monday, June 20, 2011

Simplicity 2205

This cute little summer clutch purse was made using Simplicity 2205. Pattern directions call for using fusible interfacing, and also fusible fleece. I did use both, but I'm not thrilled with the fusible fleece. I usually use the fusible interfacing and then sew in canvas-weight fabric for added stability.

There is one interior pocket, perfect for a cell phone or camera:
A band wraps around the clutch, and uses a magnetic snap for closure:

This bag meets my personal size requirements for a clutch, and it was an easy and quick project!
I just might make one or two more :-)!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Simplicity 2224

My project for Week #3 SONP (Summer of no Pants) was this light and breezy skirt from Simplicity 2224.
I used a very lightweight cotton seersucker due to the many gathers at the waist/hip. This is such a cute pattern in theory, but does absolutely nothing for me.....so no pics of my wearing it :-) It's not a complete wadder tho, it will be light and airy to wear in the hot months ahead in the privacy of my own home. 


I love those cute oversized pockets, but they do droop open more than I'd like. We'll see....I may add a button to the pocket band. This skirt has an elastic waist, and the cotton twill tie at the center front is decorative only.


I have already cut out the pants from this pattern in a very drapey linen blend. I may leave off the pockets, not sure.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simplicity 2896

My next project for the Summer of No Pants challenge was Simplicity 2896, a easy little sheath dress using a stretch pique cotton/Lycra. A facing sewn in one piece finished off the neckline and armholes very nicely. Cute little gathers on the front yoke took the place of any front darts. A simple lapped zipper at the center back, along with 2 narrow back darts made the back easy to fit.  I plan to wear this dress on the weekend to my niece's grad party, paired with some cute white/gold sandals (or maybe I should be looking for white GoGo boots?!! :-)  I'm loving this style for the summer, and I can see more dresses made with this pattern in my future!