Thursday, November 21, 2013

Garment a month, November:Simplicity 2451


I have finished my November challenge, and challenge is the right word for this skirt, Simplicity 2451.
It is a great pattern, and one I know I will use again. It's just that this skirt had a mind
of it's own and didn't want to cooperate :-)
First off, I wasn't excited about finishing this stretch cotton sateen skirt in November....
and I won't wear it again until next summer.
In the cutting phase of the project, I miscut for the lining. Re cut.
The zipper application is pretty ugly, so no pics of that!
Not enough length for a decent hem.


What I do like, and will bring me back to this pattern again:
-the side pockets
-the small pleats below the yoke
-and on this particular skirt, I love the polka dot lining :-)

Tough to photograph this bright red on such an overcast day:


Quick, but blurry, photo before I started my work day this morning:

I'll be picking something fast and easy for my December Garment a Month Challenge,
lots going on with the holidays and all.....

                           Patty

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Make a Garment a Month: November plans Simplicity 2451

 This project has been sitting on my sewing table since the summer: Simplicity 2451 View C. It was cut out of a red. stretch cotton sateen, and then got pushed aside for a couple of dresses :-). I don't like to have sewing projects backed up, so I thought I would just go ahead and finish it, and it will be ready for next Spring!


So far I have sewn in the pleats, the pockets, and attached the yoke.
Next up: zipper + lining.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

My Kitsap cardigan is finished!



Kitsap cardigan by Berroco knit with Berroco's yarn, Lodge in the color way Old Faithful.


The color transitions  in this yarn look especially beautiful in garter stitch, seen below on the
collar of this sweater:


Last summer I attended Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago, and had a class with Deborah Newton on seaming and finishing knitted garments. Her book, Finishing School, a Master Class for Knitters, has everything a knitter would need to know about finishing, and has helped bump up my skills in that department! Thanks to my daughter Kristen for gifting me with this book for Mother's Day this year :-).