Sunday, May 20, 2012

She's just so darn cute

 I had my DD try on my Vogue cross bodice top and well it went home with her. I really didn't mind at all she looks adorable in it and I can make another one for myself.

Home stretch on the yoke leaf top. Very happy with the way this is going.

 I followed several other Raverlers tips and opted for the lace trim on the bottom instead of the hem. I took a lot of cues from Kay at The Sewing Lawyer. I loved her sweater and pretty much copied it, they say it's the sincerest form of flattery. I still have to finish the armholes and neckline and block it.

 I knew I wanted to make something using this fabric to go with the sweater. I purchased this pique fabric from Hancock's about two summers ago. The grey goes well with the sweater. The pattern is McCalls 5523, view B. This is the third time I've made this skirt, the only thing I did different was lengthen it about 3 inches. I love the other version of this skirt but I hate that it rides up when I sit down. I still have to add the facing and hem the skirt.

I have to share my invisible zipper, I've been sewing for 20+ years and this is the first time that I'm extremely pleased with my zipper insertion.

 And it's all because of this inexpensive notion that I never thought to purchase before, duh. I always used the zipper foot that came with my sewing machine but it was woefully inadequate. If you don't have this buy it you won't be sorry.

 Great skirt pattern.
 I hope everyone had/has a great weekend. Happy sewing.


Linda L said...

Pretty tops! I have that skirt pattern and have made numerous skirts from it. I like the fabric you used. Great job with zipper.

toy said...

cute sweater and I have made that skirt before its one of my TNT

Joyce in NC said...

Your sweater tops are just great. I am also a bit apprehensive about installing invisible zippers. I need to practice more. I did recently purchase an invisible zipper foot for my machine.

Juanita said...

The tops are gorgeous! I giggled a little at the invisible zipper foot story... I was also slow to come to them. But they do make all the difference.

Lisette M said...

Both knitted tops are gorgeous! The skirt looks great and it is perfect for the top.

muriel said...

Thanks for the heads up on the invisible zipper foot! Did not realize they sold a special foot.

Now you need to get an embroidery machine and custom make your fabric.

How cool would that be!!!!

Thanks for your help buying a serger a few weeks ago. I love it! It took Rita and I two sewing days to finally get it threaded correctly. Works like a charm!

(Rita's friend)