Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sneak Peeks

I had a very productive weekend...not only did I get the dress completed but I worked on another version of my TNT Burda cardigan and the camisole pattern from Butterick 5146.



I also fiddled around a little more with the pantsuit...and have decided to add piping to the cuffed sleeves:



Thanks everyone for your very kind comments on the dress, which I wore today. It will take some getting used to wearing such a close-fitting dress. My dresses made from woven fabrics give the illusion of being close-fitting but aren't really. This knit dress was laying right next to my skin and I kept pulling on it all day because I was very aware of the fit. However, I am going to make it again...I'm thinking of using either a turquoise double knit or the black double knit that I bought from Metro Textiles to make a pantsuit...both fabrics have a little more body than the poly/lycra knit.

My daughter's babyshower is this weekend, so I don't know how much sewing I will get done...but I will be off on Monday the 16th so there is always hope!

More later!

21 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I LOVE that fabric! I think I just purchased something similar online a few minutes ago lol.

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  2. I am always amazed at how much you get done. I'm hoping to join you and start dressing more like you. Imitation being the highest form of flattery. g

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  3. You have been very busy. Have a wonderful time at your daughter's babyshower.

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  4. I say go for the closer fit. I've seen you in person and you're much svelter than you think you are.

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  5. The new twin set is wonderful. Bet that will get lots of wear. Have fun at the shower- you should not have any problem with what to wear with all the sewing that you have been doing.Lol! mssewcrazy

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  6. Oooh...what a chic twin set!

    Pam ~Off The Cuff~

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  7. I too love the twin set. I think piping on the sleeves will be perfect. I love piping. You look wonderful in that dress. I don't feel comfortable in things that "fit" either, but you really do look great!

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  8. Cute twinset! I know it's hard to change your dressing style and get used to a different feel and look. But you looked fabulous in that dress. Trust all the people who said so. I guess you're going to be sewing little things too in the future for the new little one who's joining your family soon.

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  9. Okay, I will try again. I just posted a comment but did not seem to work.

    Love the cardi and top.

    I am beginning to use more of some of my previously made patterns and the project seems to go faster. Partly because of less need to adjust for fit.

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  10. Love the use of the fabric with the cardigan.

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  11. You are the queen of sweater sets... and I am trying to follow in your footsteps...lol.... I love the set and the fabric is very nice.....

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  12. Thanks for the sneak peak. Great fabric choices!

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  13. A very chic set. I will tell you that poly lycra knits make me feel the same way, even when they are not close fitting. I don't feel this way with rayon or cotton knits.
    Jealous here about how much you get done. I need more tnt patterns.

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  14. The twinset looks great. The designer touch of piping on the sleeve is definitely a plus. BTW, I agree with everyone about the dress. The fit is becoming to you

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  15. Love the use of the dress fabric from yesterday's post with the brown cardigan to create a custom twinset. You are so good at making fabric do so many different things! Congrats to your daughter, and have a fun weekend!

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  16. Looking good! The piping is a great touch.

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  17. Love the dress and the twin set. You look so good in that dress! You taught me something once again, prints, what a difference a print makes in a knit as compared to a solid. The solid just isn't near that kind. I love the way you handle your career wardrobe. Happy Grandbaby!

    Susan W

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  18. Your garments are always very classy. You would make the "best dressed" list, I'm sure. It's nice to see women dress up. Good for you.

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  19. I haven't met you in person, nor do I know how the dress feels or even really looks in IRL, but in the picture, you look much slimmer in this dress than some of the others I've seen. I think the same thing when I see you in slacks. I really like the brown dress, I think it's great and great on you.
    Are you about to become a grandmother?

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  20. Beautiful, lvoe the fabric choice for the dress and the twin set. You should wear more close fitting garments. You look fabulous sista!

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  21. OH have a wonderful time at the baby shower!

    The twin set is really lovely. You do the nicest things with sweater sets and knits. I didn't comment on the dress previously, missed that post somehow, but you look really fabulous. You should make more.

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