6/18/12

Topped off the Weekend...

with another modified Simplicity 1994 in a simply silky print that I'd purchased from Joann's last year.


I believe this is my first time sewing up Joann's silky print and totally love it.  I even went so far as to make a pit stop at Joann's yesterday hoping to score some more, but in the end nothing jumped out at me. 



I really like the fit of this blouse and love... love the silky print.  I used the same techniques that I used for the first one, serged all the seams, stitched down the seam allowances, edge stitched along the neckline to ensure the facing doesn't roll to the outside, 1/4" hems for the sleeves & blouse and sew-on snap at the v-point.  The top went together effortlessly.

Side seam with opening for tie

Close-up


With that completed and waiting to be worn this week...


I made a tank using New Look 6735, which is my go-to tank and vest pattern.




Used a sheer novelty knit fabric a/k/a mystery knit.  This tank is just 2 pieces and serged the garment together, serged neckline, armholes and hemline and fold to the inside and straight stitched....quick & painless... 

I'd purchased several short-sleeved blazers to pair with a few rtw & sewn orphans.  The blazer was purchased at DeJaneiro a little shop that has great prices on women's clothing, shoes & accessories.     I scored 3 (Limited) jackets for $59.00... so cool. The one below is fully lined & linen in a tweedy olive.  Initially, I thought it was a tweedy brown, but once I paired several shades of brown pants with it... I realized it was olive.  No fear... I had the perfect sewn orphan to go with it, Simplicity 4273, but realized I needed a beige tank to go with it and NL6735 was quick & perfect for it.



Outfit of the Day... 
since the top is longer than the blazer, I donned a skinny belt and adjusted the tank length for the jacket.
I have a sinister take on art and love this graffiti splattered background..
 I think its the raw urban in me..... wink

I enjoyed the quick & painless tank and cut another out this morning....  so until the next time


Have A Great Week.

11 comments:

Adelaide B said...

So much goodness! Ok. I need to try and make something this week.

toy said...

what a great score, those jackets were a DEAL!

RhondaBuss said...

Wow, you should be set for summer. Love, love the wrap blouse. Looks like a dream to wear.

Faye Lewis said...

Your Simplicity top is looking great, you did a good job with that wrap top. I use to love that New Look pattern. Think I made the 3/4" tee at least 4 times. Did you put the center back seam in it? I never could figure out the reason for it.

Sheila said...

Thank you.

@ Toya: That store is a lil gem, however not every instance that I go in there that I find something.

@Faye: Yes, I did a center back seam and learned from Carolyn @ diary of a sewing fanatic, that a center back seam gives a better fit and totally agree.

MAD14kt said...

Well put together Sheila Baby!!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Great looks but I'm afraid I might need to come and rescue you from the neighborhood you were photographed in! LOL

velosewer said...

These look spot on for summer.

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Very nice....

Sister said...

Ooh - that New Look has been in my drawer for years - you made me want to go pull it out....

Rosie said...

Another great top and great score on the jackets!