Monday, June 29, 2009

It's Show and Tell Week!

As I mentioned last week, I have been busily working on the pieces for the Yellow Wardrobe. So here is a sneak peek:



I said a sneak peek! *LOL* I've finished two jackets both made from Butterick 4980. A skirt (pictured above) and a dress from Simplicity 4014 which made it's original debut in my wardrobe as the reversible garment in my last Timmel SWAP entry.

As usual when I start sewing a big project there are changes. I've added a piece or two...another dress - made from changes to my TNT dress pattern - and a jacket from the white cotton pique that recently arrived from Fabric.com. For it, I am going to finally use the McCalls 5007 pattern that has been collecting dust in my pattern collection and that everyone and their mama has already made!

There are still two more dresses to be sewn besides the new added pieces. One from a silk/cotton yellow paisley print using this Butterick pattern (View A):



And one from the lemon yellow linen featured in the original wardrobe collection picture. This was going to be a jacket but I decided that I would get more wear from two little white jackets than from one very bright lemon yellow one. Thus another dress was born! The fabric will become a sleeveless sheath dress from my TNT pattern with some interesting accents.

Since Friday begins a three-day holiday weekend (4th of July here in the US) and I only have plans for a barbecue on Saturday afternoon...I will probably spend the majority of my weekend sewing. So I know several of these garments will emerge from my sewing machine. However, the new pieces that I just added will probably be completed next weekend.

Finally, thanks to everyone who left such kind comments about my daughter's dress and the Little Prince! I am very proud of both of them!!!

Show and tell begins tomorrow...so look for it!

17 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you make. It's always fab! And your daughter and grandson are too cute.

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  2. What a tantalizing peek;I love the colors together. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

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  3. I'm a free handed sewer. But you have inspired ny to purchase a pattern for some orange linen. Wish me luck!

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  4. I'm behind in blog reading since I stayed away from the computer all weekend, but I just love that dress your daughter made! And she looks just like you, right? What a great idea. Like I'll ever get my DD to be a guest blogger for me.

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  5. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I enjoy reading your posts. I like both of those jacket patterns, especially the collars on them. Sew up a storm this weekend! Enjoy your BBQ also.

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  6. That skirt is so cute. Look how perfect the seams line up. What a good way to use up scraps.

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  7. The skirt fabrics are wonderful!

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  8. The skirt looks absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of your wardrobe. Your daughter looks beautiful in her dress and the baby is so precious!

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  9. I love the colors in the skirt and I can't wait to whats up next for tomorrow... You have been very busy.......

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  10. Ooh, how exciting - can't wait for show and tell :))

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  11. You are such a tease, girl! Can't wait to see the wardrobe unfold.
    Like Lindsay, it will be a cold day in hell before my dd sews something and guest blogs about it!

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  12. I love that Butterick and bought it when it was first released. Great minds think alike (ha ha)!

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  13. I really like that dress! I've not seen that pattern before and I am going to see if I can hunt down a copy. I've got the perfect fabric and the perfect button!

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  14. I found these Vera Wang fabrics and a darling little girl's dress made up in them.

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/stores_app/browse_dept_items.asp?Store_id=198&page_id=17

    They are at www.farmhousefabrics.com
    where they have gorgeous cotton fabric for children's clothes and much more.

    Just thinking of cooler fabrics for you Caroline!

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  15. It sounds like you have a fabulous collection in the works!

    I have a question for you: In the pieces I've seen, it seems you favour elastic waistbands. As a plus girl myself, I certainly appreciate the extra comfort and ease afforded by elastic, but I've always heard that a flat, fitted waist is more flattering on a plus figure. What do you think?

    Thanks, and can't wait to see what else you've been working on!

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  16. Thanks for the posting of progress and pretty clothes. My own sewing is on hiatus while I heal a severely sprained ankle/foot, so you brighten my day with your sharing. Many thanks. Dawn

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