Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday Girl

For my niece's birthday it was time she had an aunt sewn clothing gift.  Last year she and I had a terrific time shopping together but since my brother's family moved away a part of her gift was sewn and and sent to her.

McCall's 6650 In a lovely cotton lawn.  The hand on this is terrific.

McCalls 6693 shortened to shirt length.  A knit that was too sheer for a dress.

Both Patterns are OOP purchased when McCall's ran a discontinued pattern sale.

Both fabrics were purchased from Kashi  on a lovely shopping trip with Claire.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Palate Cleanser

The timing of completing the jeans coincided with the arrival of this:

I got a great deal on a floor model of the B215.  This model has been discontinued because they are changing the design on the front.

I needed something to sew that I could get going on right away.  I've lots of ideas to sew that are waiting for muslins to be made and fitting adjustments to be done. This was not the time for that.  Sorbetto to the rescue.   It was have been simpler if I could have located the pattern with the FBa from the first time I made it, but in any case doing an FBA was pretty simple especially as I didn't bother retracing the PDA this time.

Last years birthday gift from a dear knitting and sewing friend (the best kind of friend) was a shopping trip to Mood. When bought this fabric was actually intended to be a Sorbetto.

Here's a detail of the print:

This was Sorbetto #2.  Alterations were a FBA and 1" added to the length.   I'm very shortwaisted and usually need to remove not add length.

Got to use one of my new feet:

This was a most exciting purchase with my new machine.  I could not get a stitch in the ditch for my the old Touch and Sew and one for the featherweight wouldn't have been as useful as the needle position does't mover.

I used it with the needle centered to sew the basis binding on and the with the needle moved to the right for the top sticking,  So helpful.

A simple project but this will work very well in my wardrobe.