Sunday, November 18, 2007

I sewed something...

I did manage to sew today but not before I did this...


See my apartment complex has decided that they need Verizon to come in and install Vios lines. So I had to empty out part of my fabric closet...the part that held the coats and miscellaneous stuff so that the repairman can access the attic.

And this is how my fabric closet looks now...see 'cause I don't trust them to understand the value of the fabric contained within it! Especially since I am perfectly happy with my cable internet service and don't even want no stinkin' DSL line....*sigh*


Two more pieces are completed in the CC Inspirational Wardrobe...the Sewing Workshop Mission Tank (a serious TNT) made from the brown sueded silk and the brown/beige paisley jersey knit print with a ruffled brown elastic trim at the neckline. Both fabrics are from Fabric Mart.

I am now so totally tired of sewing this wardrobe that I am moving onto other non-SWAP pieces. I know that I said I would do dresses next but with more meetings, more suit type outfits are needed in my work future so I have decided to work on my version of Simplicity 3631.


I want to make the jacket but not with the batwings...I am losing some of the sleeve width ala the
Sew Stylish magazine piece and used the longer sleeve pattern minus the band. I am also going to make the dress again...what can I say, I'm a sucker for punishment! *smile* Hopefully the dress won't be as "challenging" since I have made it once. After having worn it to work, I do need this in the black and gray that I originally imagined it in because it passed the wearability test with flying colors.

My fabric is two different black wool crepes from Fabric Mart...the jacket piece is a little heavier with more texture than the fabric I will use for the dress. The dress fabric is a smooth wool crepe I bought from the last wool fabric sale and I have some great black patent leather trim that I've been waiting to use on something. This trim will give a "perfectly good" corporate outfit a trendy little twist!

Since this is a holiday week hopefully I will get more time to sew!

Lastly, my baby girl and personal photographer turned 18 yesterday...my last child is a legal adult ~ yeah, right! *LOL*



That's her and her sister (my 19 yr. old) as we headed into New York yesterday for a day of shopping and fun.

I have a few more hours of good sewing time left so I'm off to make some more progress.

21 comments:

  1. Your daughters are beautiful!! Glad you guys had a good time!!!!

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  2. Carolyn, you have inspired me to keep going with garments that will form a mini wardrobe. I have the cream jacket and skirt, the T and the HP purple flower skirt matches the jacket. So maybe another skirt and top before I move onto something else.

    It is always fun to go shopping with daughters! I am glad I have two who enjoy my company. My babies are 16 and 14 and take turns in the photo department.

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  3. I'd love to see a picture of all the pieces from your CC wardrobe together - I bet it looks so amazing and coordinatey!!

    I hope you and the girls had fun - your daughters are adorable!!

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  4. Ann Leaf from TexasNovember 19, 2007 9:57 AM

    Thanks for all your great ideas. I am a beginner sewer, have made doll clothes for my niece, pj's for my boys, two quilts, and some curtains. Your site is inspiring me to try some clothes for myself. I don't know any other people in my group of friends who sew, so it is really neat to get some information and inspriation from your website and to feel I'm not doing this all by myself!

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  5. The most gorgeous pics you've posted yet!!! Your daughters, of course ;-). Happy belated to the "new adult"!!!

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  6. Isn't it hard to believe? My oldest just turned 30 on November 17! No grandchildren yet though ;-)

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  7. What pretty girls! They've got your hair! My 20, 18 & 17 year old daughters are inseparable, even with 2 in very distant colleges! It must fill you with price that they can have fun together, and with you, too!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Thank you for sharing your ideas on the jacket's lining. I can picture how I'm going to do it now. Have fun with yours! :)

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  9. Happy birthday wishes, time flies doesn't it. Love your tops.

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  10. We may have passed each other on the street in NYC and not even known it? I was the girl standing on the new shoe floor at Saks in awe....of the shoes and the fine men who work there!!

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  11. Beautiful daughters, just like their Mom!!!

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  12. Beautiful daughters...those are the times to remember...my baby is 25 now and it's not so easy to get those shopping afternoons now that she is working a big girl job!!! Love your blog...you have inspired me to start my own... http://sewfastembroidery.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing...Mary

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  13. I feel your pain about having to move your fabric around!!!!

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  14. Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter.

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  15. your daughters are beautiful! Where are you planning to use the patent trim? I have this pattern and am anxious to see what you do.

    Nancy

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  16. Beautiful daughters! It's amazing how fast they grow up. I don't blame you for taking extra precautions. That fabric is too precious.

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  17. I wanna know how old that cool orange floral fabric is.

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  18. On the real -- I want a sewing closet!! LOL Good luck on the 3631 modifications. I love my jacket as is, but I would like to make a summer version with short sleeves.

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  19. Carolyn

    Sign up for the Fios. It's faster than cable and there's no degradation if the whole neighborhood is online. We were early adopters and LOVE it!

    Happy belated Birthday to your lovely daughter - I am a Nov baby too!
    BetsyV

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  20. I second Anonymous. It's a drastic improvement over ComCrap. Since we got Fios, service has been exemplary, no downed internet and TV service during bad weather. And the bill is much lower with more services, as well. Customer service is better as well.

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  21. Carolyn your dresses are beautiful and look so nice on you and your daughters are beautiful and you do not look old enough to have daughters that old!!! Thanks for the pics. Love them.

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