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.

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!!!
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.
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!