Friday, April 2, 2010

A Few Days Off

I took yesterday and today off with plans of getting tons of sewing done. Started the day off right with Apple Spice Muffins, yummy. The link for the recipe no longer works if you would like it let me know and I will post it.

So far this all I have to offer, Simplicity 3786 view D. I made a couple of sheer blouses last year and fell in love with them, this one not so much.

Don't get me wrong, I love the finished product but making this was like trying to sew clouds together, the fabric was very slippery and raveled like crazy which explains why my tucks look so wonky. Anywho this will be my first submission to Faye's April Spring Month of Top's blog.

Hancock's blunder ended up being my blessing, this fabric was supposed to be 9.00/yd with 30% off but the sign said 6.99 with 30% off, I almost didn't buy it until I over heard them discussing this mix up and immediately got in on it, it probably just evens out all the times I've been over charged. I really want to find a print for the top or dress haven't made up my mind yet.

I purchased this fabric last year at Hobby Lobby with a shirt dress in mind; yesterday I found this belt at Forever 21 (don't tell anyone I still shop there) I really want to make this shirt dress Butterick 4734 which I've had forever, can't decide on short sleeves or sleeveless, buttons or snaps, this is what makes sewing fun, since the belt is studded I'm leaning towards silver snaps.

I have been trying to make this pattern forever, maybe Faye's sew along will make it happen.

Picked up a couple of stretch knits to make some quick summer tops.

Send good sewing vibes my way, time is quickly getting away from me and I have my Easter cooking/baking to do.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend.


Carol said...

I have a love/hate relationship with sheer fabrics. Your blouse is very pretty, though. Enjoy your easter cooking, I have loads to do as well. I hope you back some time to sew as you have some inspiring fabrics there. Happy Easter.

Sheila said...

The blouse is gorgeous and you know I looooooooove shear blouses. Great line-up of projects. Looking forward to S2703, I bought that pattern a month ago.

judy said...

I really like your top and the pleats look how they should, not wonky! :) You have great plans going!! I love the turquoise knit you picked up!