Saturday, February 5, 2011

Much Needed Piece #3

A little while back I posted about having some much needed pieces to stretch my wardrobe.  A quick white cotton blouse was needed for work, so I pulled out my TNT McCalls pattern 5929 to become "much needed piece #3. 
I know I'm going to need a few more white blouses, especially since this is my only one! Even I can't believe that! I have a couple of white tees, why haven't I made this staple before?  Who knows?  I'll correct that this year!  I really like this pattern and but decided not to use the ruffles.  I wanted just a plain white blouse and love the fit on this particular blouse.

 I blogged about making this pattern twice before here

The skirt I'm wearing was inspired by a version I saw on and thought it was just too cute. (I really like a lot of the designs at this store!)    

I chose Vogue pattern 8672 and made View F (the gold skirt) to complete the look of the inspiration piece. It was relatively easy and quick to sew, instructions were super easy...but a lot of gathering!

I had this tweed looking navy cotton rayon blend fabric in my very tiny stash (small compared to some of my fellow sewing bloggers...I envy their stashes!)  I lined it with, my favorite rayon bemberg in navy.  I made a size 12 and but had to take it in about 2" each side before it fit!  I don't know if it was because of the soft material that stretched a little or the pattern really runs large.  Once I completed the skirt and tried it on, I didn't really care for it.  My husband saw it and loved it!  Since I really value his opinion regarding my clothes, I think I'll keep it.   I don't believe I'll be making it again though, but I highly recommend it if you like the style!

I'm currently working on "Much Needed Piece #4" black slacks using a new pattern I've not made before Burda 7746 which will be my next post.  This pattern has some very nice front pocket details I really like!   Wish me luck! 

Happy Sewing!


  1. I like the skirt, too! The gathering on the side it pretty. That blouse looks really nice! Great job!

  2. This looks really chic Myra. I love both pieces great from choice.

  3. Love that white blouse, especially the back darts! I think the skirt looks very nice on you....Wayne's right, as usual!

  4. Both these pieces are beautiful and together they make a wonderful outfit - very nice indeed!

  5. Beautiful pieces Myra! You look great in everything!

  6. Lovely combo. Both the skirt and top are beautiful.Great job


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