Saturday, July 30, 2011

Clearing off my sewing list...

Monday is August 1st so next weekend I will begin sewing my 6pac collection.  However, there are a few quick & easy projects still on my spring/summer sewing list that I decided I should clear off this weekend.  They are:

1.  Finish up the green linen dress.

2.  Make a long skirt from the black ruffly fabric ala Elizabeth's using her directions.

3.  Make a linen tank dress from Butterick 5618 using a violet lightweight linen to match a violet cardigan I just scored from Talbots cheap!



4.  Make a tank top from the same Butterick 5618 pattern.

As of this minute, I have the black ruffly skirt finished.
 

Elizabeth's instructions are sooooo simple and easy to use.  I wanted to make this last weekend but I didn't have the right elastic on hand...hence the trip to the Garment District this week.  Here is a picture of the wide elastic attached to the top of the skirt:


The first view of the skirt was with a tank top and my flat sandals...weekend wearing...but I know that I will want to wear this to work for Casual Fridays.  Here is how I would add one of my Burda cardigans and a pair of black 'n white floral cloth shoes:




and a back view:


Next up is the violet linen with a cotton batiste that I want to use for the underlining.  Both fabrics have been through the washing & drying cycle and are currently laying on the ironing board waiting for me to press them so they can become B5618.  Hopefully I will get all four pieces sewn this weekend...


...as always, more later!

p.s.  I'm wearing a black half slip under my skirt because it is sheer and I didn't want to attempt to line this quick & easy project!!!

28 comments:

  1. Oh, Carolyn, this is gorgeous! The shoes are perfect, too. I'm going to make a skirt like this because I think it's an incredibly useful garment to add to a wardrobe. You look lovely.

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  2. That ruffle fabric is surprisingly versatile. Love the skirt!

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  3. You are like a one-horse production machine. It is amazing how much you get done with the time you have, very efficient!
    I'm looking forward to the tank dress as I bought that pattern too.

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  4. Oh, how I wish I could make myself be as productive as you are (only myself to blame).

    And I lovelovelove the ruffled skirt. Unique and versatile, and looks great on you.

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  5. Love the skirt. I would never have had the nerve to use a fabric that 'adds' to my hips, but it doesn't, it's very flattering. Kudos

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  6. That skirt is gorgeous! I feel like I need one too. I hope I can find the fabric.

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  7. I agree, that ruffled skirt is surprisingly versatile. It defies logic, doesn't it? It looks great both ways you styled it. I'm pre-washing fabrics today; one of my favorite activities.

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  8. That skirt looks amazing! It could also work beautifully for a formal occasion (should your life include those) with a sequined top. Such a versatile skirt!

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  9. This is skirt is simply divine on you Carolyn! It so chic, I love it,love it, love it!

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  10. Love the skirt! It is so flattering! Now I want to make one too! :)

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  11. Carolyn, that skirt is absolutely WOW!! Your work is awesome. I am inspired by your work. My sewing goal has been to sew something new every weekend. So far this summer I have. You look wonderful!

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  12. Carolyn, I really love these longer skirts/dresses. They are easy to sew, look very elegant (see you're own fabulous pic) and are appropriate for a wide range of activities. BUT I especially love the ruffled skirt you've shared today. Beautiful. Just, absolutely beautiful.

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  13. love love love! I've had a skirt like this on my 'want' list since last spring! now I'm motivated!! Yay!

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  14. Cute skirt - I'm really looking forward to seeing your 6 pac come together.

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  15. What a fun skirt and it looks comfortable and good on you.

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  16. Love that skirt. I think Goregous Fabrics Ann mad a ruffly skirt recently, only a short version. Fun, funky and fabulous!

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  17. Love your ruffly skirt . . . and I'm thinking I've got some of this fabric at home in one of my fabric bins, so I'm going to follow the trend and sew one up (as soon as I can find the fabric).

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  18. I wanted to see how others have used a ruffle type fabric besides for a top. This looks great. I like the Butterick pattern you are going to use.

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  19. Yay! I love your version. Isn't it fun to wear?

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  20. Gorgeous black skirt!!!! I Neeeeed one of 'em, too!

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  21. I LOVE that skirt! Now I want some ruffle fabric!

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  22. Carolyn, I just love that skirt on you. I would never of thought of using that fabric on a plus size and boy was I wrong. That looks so cute on you.

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  23. Ooooo, I love that skirt! I never would have thought to make it long - it is fabulous!

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  24. How fun and easy was that? You look great in it!

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  25. Super cute skirt. That fabric is fun and elegant at the same time.

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  26. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with that skirt! I think I saw fabric just like it when I was last a Fields Fabrics in Michigan. I would have never thought to do a maxi skirt with it!

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  27. I really like this skirt. It's relaxed looking but still dressed up.

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