4/26/09

S2766 Revisited, NL6731 & Beads

Hello All... how is everyone doing?

The weather has warmed up considerably, reaching 92 degrees in New York today. I was totally thrown off guard, although I'd been listening to the forecast for the last few days, I didn't really think it would get so warm. Boy 'o boy was I wrong, and of all days, I had to be outside today... I think every other word that came out of my mouth was sheesh its hot...lol Also, it's good that I finished my jacket in the nick of time and was able to wear it for several days prior to this spontaneous heat wave.

I'm back on the tunic rage, and here is a pic of me wearing one of three that I'd made. I'm so enjoying these tops, they are comfortable, a great addition to my wardrobe and it allows me to deviate from the 5 day suit stints that I have a habit of falling into.

I've actually worn this top twice since making it and also have played out the other 2 that I've made. So what is a girl to do.. make another one. So while everyone else was out enjoying the warm weather, I whipped up this one yesterday.

This one I plan to wear tomorrow with a skirt. The fabric is from the batch of fabrics I'd purchased from N & M Fabric Center on Jamaica Avenue about a month or so ago. Fabulous shop, its a small fabric spot with loads of great fabric and loads of knits. I walked out of that store with 27 yards of knit fabric, so I have a lot of knit sewing to do....haha. Since I've revisited S2766, I'll be making a few more, but will work in short sleeves.

Oh, do you remember this project, where I vowed I was so over Tunics, well it has been modified for my daughter. I had to take in the shoulder and side seams, which was causing me a lil grief. Since I'd double serged the seams, you can imagine what it took to rip out those stitches. I think I need to get a new seam ripper, it was working double over time. I finished the hem of the dress with ribbon, I pressed the ribbon in half and then encased the dress edge and final stitched. Now, if I could get a pic of my dd in it.


Also, I've been on a beading kick. I dusted off my boxes of beads and whipped up a few over several days. One night, I couldn't believe, I'd spent a whole hour just working one necklace....lol. Here are a few pics




Have a Lovely Week.

29 comments:

Adrienne said...

Cute stuff!!! You are making me want to pull out my beading stuff! LOL

robin said...

Wow!! I love all three garments, but my favorite is the top one that you're modeling. Gorgeous!!

peacockchic said...

I am so happy the tunic was saved!!! It was way to beautiful to be forgotten. Long live the tunic!

stillpatrice said...

love your little shift dress! you always have nice fabric

SEWING SHAY said...

I love the tunics but the accessories take it to another level. The necklaces are very nice.

gold said...

Girl you have been busy!!I am loving those tunic you make love the fabric!27 yards of knit fabric that sounds beautiful!!LOL:)

urbanknitrix said...

You are so talented!

Amanda S. said...

Very nice tunics and beaded necklaces. I guess I need to get into that hobby (beading) as well since I have a hard time finding necklaces I like. They all seam to be super chunky or full of silver beads. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sheila said...

Thank you. I have on the red print tunic today and again its a perfect garment, I paired it with black slacks instead of the skirt (couldn't find the right sandals this morning...lol) and wore a thin black patent leather belt and patent leather shoes. Of course, I worked in a simple silver necklace.

Now off to do some bead shopping on ebay :P

Opal said...

I know what you mean about being caught off guard. I was scrambling this morning to put an outfit together.... Girl, I love that red & white tunic top I know you will be comfortable in that today.... Your necklaces look fantastic....

Cas... said...

Wow! I love the tunics! They are so comfortable. I need to make myself some. If I could just get through with my mother's gift I would be fine!

Love your beading projects! I'm learning beading now and I can't wait to finish what I started. LOL!

Keep up the good work!

Mary Sarah said...

Love your new tops! They are just gorgeous! The necklaces are fantastic! What a great way to accessorize!

paco peralta said...

Sheila .- these tunics are a great success and precious necklaces, of course.

Tanya said...

Really cute, love your necklace and the tunic fabrics. Great save on the gray print tunic.

alethia said...

Love the tunics and the fabrics takes the tops to the next level

Faye Lewis said...

Love your tunics! I'm trying hard not to get into beading. Yours are lovely.

Knitaholictoo said...

Tres chic as always ; )

2BSewing: said...

Love your tunics and the fabrics are gorgeous. Your necklaces are awesome. I've been meaning to pull out my beads and you just gave me the push I needed. I love creating necklaces to go with my outfits.

Omega said...

You tunics are so cute, and I'm really loving those necklaces.

Aminat said...

Those are all lovely tunic, glad your DD could wear the other one. They are so beautiful............BTW those are cute necklaces too. What can't you do? Lovely

Sue said...

You have been super productive lately! Wow! Good save on the tunic for your daughter.

sewingmama said...

I have missed your blog. I see that you have been busy. How did you get started beading? Do think sewing on knits is harder than cottons? You did a fantastic job on those knit tops. By the way I would like to see all of that fabric you brought.

sewingmama said...

You have done a wonderful job on the shirts that you have sewn. I love knits. I do not sew with them, but I want to. How do you do all of the things you? Your beading was beautiful.

toy said...

love! and your hair looks great in your photo too

Sheila said...

Wow... totally loving the awesome compliments.. Thanks a bunch.

@ Sewing Mama: You asked if sewing knit is easier than cotton, for me knits are easier, the fabric is so forgiving and it has that built in ease, wherein with cotton, since its a woven, you have to be mindful and allow for ease.

As for beading, I have beaded on and off for years, and actually started off by buying inexpensive necklaces taking them apart and using selected beads from the different necklaces to make one that worked for me.

Check out Wal.mart or Mic.haels, they have beading kits. I will tell you it can be addictive...lol

Cheryl Wray said...

Gorgeous tunics and jewelry!!!

(And I can't believe the heat you guys are having up North too. Sounds like Alabama down here! LOL)

Tany said...

Fabulous garments and jewelry, thank you so much for the great inspiration!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Wow lady !!! You have a very fast-growing wardrobe !Nice.

Lesalicious said...

I see you still on a roll with all of your sewing loving that tunic great job. Love the beading you is doing cute.:)