Friday, May 24, 2013

Multiple Projects and Pattern Give Away

  Hello everyone!  I hope you all have been very busy and having fun with your sewing projects.  Have you noticed, I'm keeping my sewing "mojo" going this year!  I truly don't know what's making it happen, I'm just enjoying it and taking full advantage of this great opportunity!

Last week, I had an opportunity to have a wonderful dinner with two fellow sewing bloggers, Andrea from Satin Bird Designs and Vicki from Another Sewing Scientist.  What a nice time getting to meet and talk about sewing and all sort of things!  We had a great time and the food was great too!  We ate at a wonderful local Mexican restaurant here in Tampa called Miguel's.  I have met so many people having this blog and getting to "physically meet them is an extra perk, I love it!

    

 

I'd like to do this in every state and country of every sewing blogger I know!  Look out, I'll be calling on you if I find myself in your area!

During this meet-up, I was gifted with these great items from the very sweet Andrea...


It's a beautiful pastel green, Rayon Lycra knit, my very first piece of black "fold-over elastic and two patterns!  Thank you Andrea for the very special gifts!  Unfortunately, I already have this Vogue pattern in my stash and did not realize it until I got home! So, with Andrea's blessing, I will give it away to whomever wants it.  All you have to do is comment on my blog letting me know you want it and if there are multiple requests, we'll draw for it.

Now on to the projects...this is what I made with the beautiful gifted fabric, it's McCalls 6752...

I made view C, the purple top, bottom left. The only thing I didn't like about this top was that I made it one size to big!!  It's a very stretchy knit and I knew better!  I always make it a size smaller than normal!  Oh well, I'm going to keep it anyway because I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!  I took direction from Toy at Life Happens Be Positive, and did not include the elastic in the waist.  She was absolutely correct with this, it wasn't needed because the gathers and stretchy knit together, were nore than enough!  This top sews up super fast, with only a few pattern pieces!  I will definitely be making this one again! (in the right size of course!)  I also had enough fabric left over to make something else, so you will definitely see it in another creation!

  

 

  

The second project I worked on over last weekend, was for my hubby!  It was another tee shirt made from the Rayon Lycra knit he loves so much!  This one is Plum colored.  I always use the same TNT tee pattern (Jalie 2918) and have modified it in different ways to come up with something a little different each time, like this one...

Jalie 2918 - Pattern Cover  

I used my serger to do the contrast Gold stitching (I don't own a Baby Lock...yet, that is, wink, wink!).  I've made him a few of these in different colors & designs because they're his favorites.  Here's one I made last year...


He has quite a few now and is always surprised with each different design I come up with (I think he's just easy to please!)  He says men can't have enough comfortable tees!

Now back to the sewing room for a marathon Memorial holiday weekend of sewing!  Don't forget to comment if you would like the pattern!

Happy Memorial weekend and hope you all get in some great sewing time!






22 comments:

  1. you find so many cute top patterns, thanks for the inspiration. What a fun dinner. And great shirts for you hub, look very professional. happy weekend!

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  2. Your top is so nice Myra and I love the shirts you did for your husband too.

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  3. What A Fun Meetup! Havent Met anyone I Know In ThE Sewing Blog World Yet, Will Be Nice If That Happens In My Area!I Havent Made My Hubby Anything Yet, A Comfy Tshirt Is A Good Place To Start, AndI Do Have Some RayonKnit In My Stash..
    Thanks For The Opportunity For The Vogue PatterN. it's Been In My List To Get. Wanna TrY Color Blocking One Of These Days... :)

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  4. I have got to get that pattern! Your top is fantastic. I'd love to meet fellow bloggers as well. It looks like you all had fun.

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    1. Thanks, it really is a nice pattern!

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  5. I would love the change to win the pattern! Thanks.

    I am glad to see that you like the Jalie t-shirt pattern. I have wanted to get that for my husband. Now I have no reason not to!

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    1. Yes I do like that Jalie pattern! I will have to draw for that pattern & let you know.

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  6. Very cool! Isn't it wonderful fun to meet up with likeminded folks?!

    Love hubby's shirts—looks comfy!

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    1. Thanks Laure! See you tomorrow at 9:30am!

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  7. Ooh, I love the new top you made for yourself! I am so glad you had the chance to have a sewing meet up with fellow bloggers. How fun! Your hubby's new t-shirt looks great!

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    1. Thank you Shannon! I did enjoy myself!

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  8. I'm happy to see that you made it, love that color, what a great gift.
    I'm sure your hubby loves his new t-shirts they look so comfortable and he is smiling, always a good sign.
    And I'm happy you got to meet up with some of your blogger buddies, that's always cool, kindred spirits.
    take care Myra, have a wonderful Memorial weekend

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    1. Thanks much Toy! I hope you have a great Memorial weekend too!

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  9. Love your new top and your husband tees as well! My Janome serger has been acting up a little so if that goes I think I will be looking to a Babylock serger next. I have the coverstitch and that jet air threading will have you spoiled.

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    1. Thank you! I hope so, I love being spoiled!

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  10. Lovely top, Myra!! Also love your variations on your hubby's Tee.

    How did you do the contrast stitching with your serger? Did you flatlock it?

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    1. Thank you! Yes I changed my stitch dials to reflect the size of flat lock stitch I wanted. It does well in a pinch, but I would like to have the baby lock that does many other things I can't on my serger.

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  11. I know my husband would love these tops. I think I'll put these on my wish list.
    You do great work with knits.

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  12. Great looking top. I just purchased this pattern. Nice T's for your hubby too.

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