Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Coat Sew Along and other things...

Not only have I committed to sewing four pieces or a mini-wardrobe for the June Capsule Contest but I'm also participating in the Great Coat Sew Along...

Now you wouldn't know that I was participating if you are reading the blog, 'cause I've barely posted there...but I do have plans to follow along and make a coat.


I ordered a chocolate wool flannel from Gorgeous Things...it seems like quite a few of us have gotten our coat fabric from there and I'm using Vogue 7978 as my coat.


However, I don't have a lining fabric or the innerworkings yet...and somewhere I am going to have to scrounge up some heavier weight muslin to make a coat muslin...

I also promised you a picture of the Sewing Workshop Mission Tank that I made this weekend to wear with an existing skirt - so here is the outfit I wore to work today.


It was so hot and humid outside today, that it was hard to breathe and this was the perfect outfit for the awful weather...of course I stood out in the sea of blackness that is my office...but it was just too danged hot to care!

I have now used up the last piece of that fabric and will be moving on to the 2nd and 3rd pieces of my JCC...and btw, I just found out that there is a prize for the first 30 finishers...ummmm, why was I spreading my sewing out over 4 weekends?!! *LOL*

Thank you everyone who commented on my optical illusion dress. I know its a little different especially for a "big girl" like me...but it was a perfect dress for work in the heatwave we're having....

More later...


23 comments:

  1. Man - you were rockin' it today! I love that outfit, and with the top - looks great. g

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  2. I like the fabric, very summery! I wanted the coat sew along but I'm too late, there are no more spots! But I'm making a coat anyway.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the other pieces of your JCC wardrobe :)

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  3. Ugh, I wrote too fast. I meant to say that I wanted to join the great coat sew along but was too late. :(

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  4. I'm loving the colourful summery outfits you are coming up with lately, and thats coming from someone who would fit right into your office of blackness!

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  5. Great outfit, and what's wrong with standing out in a sea of blackness at your office? You're orginal!
    And great pattern/fabric for the coat.

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  6. You look like a flower - so fresh and lovely!

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  7. I agree, you were the bright spot, and in a heat wave, who wants to look at black? I can't imagine even putting on black in 90+ degree heat.
    I was off the computer all day yesterday, and all weekend too - has anyone finished the JCC capsule yet?

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  8. oh, forgot to comment - you haven't got a single thing in your stash to line a brown coat with? Seriously? Just thinkin' about those long range plans, and wondering how deep you can dig.

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  9. You rock! I agree with Marji, wouldn't dream of black in the summer except for a funeral!

    Plus I love your optical illusion dress. It is fab! You look good in it.

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  10. What a fresh, summery outfit! I love it!

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  11. You look great in bright colors. I'd never go with muted pales all the time if I weren't so pale myself. And I'll bet all the black in your office was jealous of your beautiful colors and envious of your confidence to wear it!

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  12. Your outfit is lovely! Nice and cool on a hot day.

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  13. Fresh and cool - certainly a breath of fresh air at the office, too! I love those bright colors on you - your whole face lights up.

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  14. Love the fabric! I hear you about the sea of black. That's the way it is here in the winter months. Luckily once the weather improves the colors change too.

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  15. You look great in that outfit! Love the colors. They look very cool and refreshing, perfect for this hot weather we have been having.

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  16. Woman, you look FABULOUS!!!

    Your plans for a coat sound great! I purchased my heavy weight muslin last friday and I plan to go through the muslin construction during the next weekend!

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  17. Love that green on you! I'm so envious that you can wear a floral like that, I just love it and would look stupid on me but it looks amazing on you. And the shoes - please show us more of your shoes.
    Carol

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  18. VavaVoom! You look great in this outfit! You should wear this great colors more often. Truly flattering on you!!!

    Like you I have not posted much on the GCSA blog. I am feeling behind and I am!

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  19. Oh, I love it! I love it! I love it! (You can tell I read/commented on last post before this one.) This is not pastel but so fresh and gorgeous. I love it!

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  20. Don't you love going against the grain! Your assemble is fabulous!

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