Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Snapshots from a journey

Today on the way to work and on the way home from work, all I could think about was my next sewing projects. See what four days of sewing will do to you....make you think about sewing constantly! *smile* Well, more than normal anyway!

I finally snapped some pictures of me dressed in the outfits.

1. The Sewing Workshop Mission Tank and TNT Pants in the brown twill linen from FFC.

2. The Burda OOP Cardigan and TNT straight skirt in a chocolate brown rayon/lycra knit from EOS.

The best thing about these four pieces are the little extra details. The black dyed lace on the tank and the piping added to the front of the cardigan:

I don't think you can see it in the pics but the skirt has side slits instead of the normal back slit opening. The slits open about a 1/2" above my knee and are open to the hem. It was taking the time to add the special touches to this set of garments that made this sewing weekend so rewarding.

And here is a sneak peek at the beginnings of Butterick 6619, my next sewing project:

I am using a black/creme linen purchased from Fabric Mart's Sample Cut Club. I have added a black satin rattail piping to the neckline and front of the bodice. I will add the same piping to the hem of the short sleeves. The dress skirt is made of pleats. Will keep you updated on the progress of this second edition from The Season of the Dress!

So do you think I had a productive sewing vacation?


  1. Carolyn, your outfits look GREAT on you!! Your smile shows your mini vacation was enjoyable for you. Keep on sewing.

  2. Carolyn, You have outdone yourself! You look wonderful in your new wardrobe! I can't wait to see the progress on your dress. It looks beautiful so far.

  3. You GO GIRL!!! Amazing work, Carolyn, and I'm reminding myself that jealousy is a I'm just rejoicing with you over the fun, productive four days you had.

    And, as a bonus, the garments look mah-velous... ;)

  4. Carolyn - the garments are great. Thank you for the comments on my blog and the encouragement and support. You have been and continue to be an inspiration.

  5. I love your new outfits! Congrats on getting so many really nice pieces finished over your holday!

  6. Fabulous outfits! They look fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished dress!

  7. Those outfits are fabulous.You have great taste.I'm inspired.
    I really enjoy this blog.It's just what I needed.

  8. Wow! Those look great - talk about some sewing accomplishments over a long weekend!

    I can't wait to see your completed butterick too - I'm in to polka dots lately!

  9. You are so talented!

  10. Carolyn, you look absolutely lovely in your new outfit. Congratulations! The polka dot top looks cute as well. Your details and embellishment are beautiful.

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