Sunday, February 15, 2015

There was a little sewing while I was away!

I think I'm going with just pictures and not a lot of words for these pictures. These are a few of the pieces I made while I was away.

Butterick 6142 Pants & Wool Sweatery Vest ~



The slim fitting pants are Butterick 6142 (more about them in a future post) and a vest cut-out that I bought from Fabric Mart back in the fall. I've worn this out with friends and to work on Friday when the dress code is a little more relaxed.






Vogue 8840 sweater jacket plus straight skirt ~
I added a quick elastic waist straight skirt to the Vogue 8840 ponte jacket to make it an outfit instead of just a single piece. Let me state upfront that I hate my shoe choice in this picture. I wore my gray suede shoes with it when I wore it to work.




Vogue 8666 - An Altered Dress ~
I made this dress four years ago when I was working on the Birthday Gala Dress. I was auditioning dress styles...made this one but didn't like the way it fit me.  However, I hung it in the back of the closet and there it stayed until I needed a dress for a holiday party last December. It was a little loose but it took only 10 minutes to alter the fit and this is how I wore it to the party.





I want to make this again in a ponte for spring!

Pebbled Pleather Skirt ~
I had a dinner out with friends & family during Christmas. I wanted a funky casual look instead of my normal jeans & sweater/cardigan or skirt & twinset look. I'd ordered a yard and a half of a pebbled pleather from Fabric Mart before Thanksgiving to use for accents on garments.  But when it showed up it said that it really wanted to be a quick, elastic waist straight skirt. So I made this skirt to go with the vest pictured above.








So that's the round up of pieces made during my blogging hiatus. I didn't sew a lot while I was away. My mojo disappeared and I really just took a break from everything.

Next up the pink wool crepe Vogue 8995 dress.








34 comments:

  1. I love the straight pants and the wintery vest most of all your fabulous makes. A hiatus from blogging can really rejuvenate you. You look fabulous!

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  2. Cool outfits!! And you look great......

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  3. You look amazing!!!!! And I agree that the butterick pants with that vest are adorable on you. It's fun seeing you in something a little more relaxed and sporty! You totally carry it off.

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  4. Love all these separates especially the vest which is a new shape for you. What fun you are having dressing your new slimmer body! Karen

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  5. Like it! You look cute. Keep it up!

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  6. As usual, you do amazing work! The clothes are beautiful, but the smile is gorgeous!!!

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  7. You are looking fabulous! I love the last outfit with the pebbled pleather skirt and the wrap vest.

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  8. OUT OF THE PARK wardrobe additions! and, before i forget, bring your black pleathuh contrast dress from your last post over to my house, i'll do the dayum alterations for you because you need to keep that!!!

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  9. What can I say? You are just looking ELEGANT. What lovely choices you've made for these garments and they all look great.

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  10. You look FA-BOOOOOO! I love your new pieces, you really do look like a million bucks! Congratulations to you!

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  11. Looking amazing and your new pieces have a lot going for them, the vest and slim pants especially.

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  12. Lookin' good Carolyn!!! The circle vest and the black party dress are my favorites! :D

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  13. Fabulous as usual! I am loving that vest!

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  14. Great wardrobe additions! I especially love the vest - such an interesting piece.

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  15. Love that you are branching out in your clothing style. You will end up with lots of great outfits.

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  16. I Loved all your pieces! You are looking GREAT! I can't wait to see your pink wook crepe dress.
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  17. Your wardrobe is getting a little sassy and that's a good thing! Love that black skirt and the grey vest...yummy fabric!

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  18. I liked the vest with the pants, but wow! with the skirt and that necklace I really like it. You accessorized just right in that outfit.

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  19. Love that vest and how you can wear it with either a skirt or pants. Very smart!

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  20. for no mojo you sure were busy! lol! everything looks fantastic!

    Helen

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  21. Congrats on getting healthier! I wish you could pass some of THAT mojo along to me.

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  22. Wow, that seems pretty darned productive to me! Altering clothes is no fun, so good for you to put your nose to the grindstone!

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  23. So glad you're back. You are my muse!

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  24. Nice additions to your incredible wardrobe. I glad you're back too. You are an inspiration.

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  25. I love that vest! What a great fabric choice.

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  26. So good to see you Carolyn, and looking very swish too.

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  27. All of these pieces are fabulous, versatile, totally-look-amazing-on-you pieces! I say, job well done :)

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  28. Love the slim pants and circle vest! It's a great look for you. Flattering, youthful, and looks real comfy. You've inspired me to make a vest!

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  29. You look fantastic in everything!! It's totally a mini wardrobe. I especially love how versatile that vest is! It looks great with both outfits. You're making me want to sew. Which I haven't felt like doing in a while!

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  30. I'm loving the younger, hipper vibe of your new style. Rock that new figure!

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  31. oh my, everything was lovely!

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