Friday, July 29, 2011

I've been sewing!!

Hi all.

Finally got pictures of my altered blouse and I've paired it with my new rayon skirt.

I got the fabric for the skirt from a 'by the pound' fabric place. The drape is killer and it will make a great dance skirt. I even added a bit of flair and did the inside hem with red lace. Its clean, and practical. I think I'll get a lot of milage out of the skirt.

As for the blouse, this I made a long time ago from that Simplicity repro. Well, I don't know if I'd call it a repro pattern as much as it is a retro (re-drafted) pattern. It was an early attempt at sewing, and I didn't adjust it as I should have. I also whipped up a button back, but I digress.

Here are the before and after pictures of the alteration. I brought up the shoulders about an inch and a half and the fit is tons better. I also cut down the front yoke, and now the blouse hangs better too.

My freelance gig has been taking a lot of my time. Work is work, so that take's priority. But I do have some finished projects coming up, so don't worry!
Have a great day everyone!


Sharon said...

It's a great outfit ~ I particularly like the colour of the blouse :-)

BoPeep said...

Awesome! I love to "hide" racy lace inside my garments too. It reminds me of Mammy's red satin petticoat! lol

Rebecca said...

It tuned out wonderfully! I need to try putting lace on the inside of my skirts. :]

Nicole Needles said...

Great outfit! Love the lace hem idea - will definitely be trying that out.

Lisette said...

Girl, that outfit is smoking! If you wear it dancing, the boys won't leave you alone long enough to take a break! The shirt looks a lot better and I love the skirt.

Anna Christina said...

Beautiful color combo! I also like to hem with lace. It lays so nicely.

Kim Beatty said...

Are your virtual ears ringing my dear miss Shelley?! The lovely Ms. Gail Carriger, author of the Parasol Protectorate series mentioned your blog in a recent post - - I squee'd out loud for you :)

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