6/7/08

I'm so Addicted

to New Look 6571 its super easy and quick, which I like especially for the summer. I was suppose to start on my June Capsule Collection, but decided I needed a few more dresses for the hot weather this week.
For a moment, I thought my serger was a goner. I ended up breaking a needle and totally freaked. As I was removing the remainder of the broken needle it fell between the needle plate and I immediately unplugged it and without thinking turned the machine upside down. Thinking the remainder of the needle would fall out... What a knuckle head!!! I was... of course spools of thread rolled all over the place, leaving me with a tangled mess....ughhh!!.

Of all the sewing notions I buy, I didn't have one spare serger needle. I finally got everything back to order and continued serging, but with only three threads. I must make a note to buy serger needles.


Being that this would be office attire I needed a blazer and didn't have a rtw blazer that would work well with the dress, so I made a cardigan. I used New Look 6150 (oop), which consists of Misses Knit activewear garments: cardigan, tank, pants, long /mid-calf skirts.


The fabric is a dk grey/white pinstripe knit , which is lightweight and knew I needed to stabilize the neck edges and opening. For the cardigan I used ribbon along the opening and sleeve to stabilize. To prevent the neck line from gaping I used 1/2" elastic by sewing it on the right side of the fabric and folded to the inside and did another row of stitching for a neat finish.
I modified the cardigan, which had 3/4 sleeves and just cut for short sleeves. I can't believe I did this all in a day...lol
I loooooooooooooove this outfit.... Its the new twinset...lol.

Heyyy, this could be the beginning of my June Capsule Collection!!!

21 comments:

peacockchic said...

You go girl!!! That looks fantastic. The new twinset indeed! And I am very jealous that you did that all in one day. le sigh...

Valerie said...

That looks amazing! Bravo!

On the note of my interest in a sewing machine. Are there any books or videos you would recommend to a new sewer?

toy said...

very sophisticated, it looks great

Virtuous said...

LUV the pinstripes!

And you look hot in it with or without the jacket!

Love the variety! :o)

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Knitaholictoo said...

Very chic, indeed!

Kamika said...

That turned out super cute! Very nice ensemble.

Faye Lewis said...

Sheila you are really tearing those New Look patterns up girl friend! You look so great in everything you make and I am IMPRESSED! Lining pants is not hard at all. I used Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing Book for info and it was really easy. The capris were also made from one of her Vouge patterns and it also told how to line the pants a different way which was really a underlining technique. I'll try that way next time.

Robin said...

Great outfit - I love it!! I also have been going to town on my New Look pattern and knit fabric stash. Pics to come soon!

Lesalicious said...

Great twin set there. Love it.:)Amazing how quick you get your things done.:)

Cherie said...

Just had to pop in to say I love the dress/jacket outfit. Would be perfect here in Phoenix, thanks for the inspiration! It is just very cute.

Lashell said...

your outfit is so cute and just right for this heat wave we are having right now. I need to get to my machine ASAP. lololol

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

That is one amazing outfit! It will be perfect for the weather here tomorrow and you've knocked out 2 pieces in one weekend! So now that you've changed your plan do you know what the other two pieces will be?

Sheila said...

Thanks All for the Fabulous compliments. I'm anxious to get to the fabric store for more material and would like to make at least 2 more sets. The patterns are so addictive...lol.

Kelroc said...

Lovely as usual. YOu look great.

gold said...

You did that all in one DAY!You go girl!You will be looking great at work in that.

urbanknitrix said...

WORK IT!!!!! You look absolutely lovely. Ready for work and you won't burn up!!! so when are you coming to D.C. to give me lessons?

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh, I just LOVE these!!!!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Char JP said...

Very attractive. What a good idea to make it into a twin set.

Angelia said...

Girl!!! you look sharp in that!!! and you say... quick and easy? now thats what I'm talking about. I hate complicated projects in the summer!
You look FAB-U-LOUS!

Tany said...

WOW!!! I love your suit!!!