Friday, January 27, 2017

Marathon Vacation Sewing! (Picture heavy!)

One day I had the crazy notion I could sew a partial wardrobe for vacation in less than a week! Who does that?  LOL! You guessed it, silly me that's who!

To start this incredible feat, I cut out 11 projects in one day!  Here is a photo of them piled on my sewing cabinet. 

I know...what a mess!Cutting all 11 projects was all done on Tuesday, January 10.  What prompted this crazy notion in my head?  The making of this beach dress for vacation the week before...

Beautiful and I wanted more!Can you believe by Friday, January 13th (Of all days, Friday the 13th too!), I had all of my pieces complete! To be honest, to get all of this done, I used mostly TNT patterns (ones I'd already tried and tested), all were quick and easy.  Some were clones of RTWs I loved and I used at least one pattern multiple times in different ways.

  
   
  
  
 
Talk about waiting to the last minute… I should be dubbed the "queen of last-minute"!  However, as they say...all's well that ends well and these sewing projects truly ended very well!

I leave you with a few of my vacation pictures.  We had a great time with some great friends...

 
    
 
  
 
 
Our Great Friends! 
Awww...my protector! 
Every piece of clothing worn on this vacation was made by me...what a great feeling!

Please tell me what last-minute projects you've completed that amazed you!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time,

Happy Sewing!

40 comments:

  1. Wow! No other words needed...except, you look great in these pics!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment!

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  2. I can definitely speak to the fact that you wore each beautiful item! The fabrics and the custom fit were impressive. I especially loved the beach dress and the tops. Great job, Myra!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a lot of hard work, especially considering I did it in a short span of time! Not sure I will try that again for fear of disastrous results!

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    2. ...by the way Ms. Phyllis, I need to keep up with your lovely self!

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I can't believe you made all these so quickly. The TATB jumper is so gorgeous! I love all your makes.

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    1. Thanks so much Olivia! I have to say that jumper was a stretch for me, wasn't sure I could pull it off at my age, LOL! But I as it turns out, I love it!

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  4. I am such a slow sewist that I never could have pull this off. You made some gorgeous pieces Myra hats off to you!

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    1. Thank you Miss Faye! However, don't ever underestimate your powers… In a pinch you never know what you can do!

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  5. Woah! Woah! WOAH!!

    Interesting garments in amazing fabrics and so well sewn. YOU ARE FAST! Such a nice vacation wardrobe!!!!

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    1. LMBO!!! Look who's talking, the "queen a fast sewing"! Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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  6. Holy moly! Just when I think about how amazing you are, you go and do THIS, lol!!!! Your pieces are lovely, and they looked great on you during your vacation. BTW, I can't believe you made the Cleo by Tilly and the Buttons! I have been seeing those everywhere on Youtube!!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Vanessa!! That Cleo was a spur of the moment thing I saw on someone else's blog and thought it was cute! I'm really glad I did and will probably make another in a longer version because it is so comfortable!

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  7. Myra, oh my word! You nailed every piece of clothing; I am just in awe of you. You go girl!

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    1. Thank you Ms. Candice! This is definitely an example of a person who loves to sew...I couldn't have done it if I didn't!

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  8. How neat! and what a va-ca! Did you get cold, even with a wet suit? I always did, even down here in the reefs :-)

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    1. Thank you! Yes I did!...the wet suits were optional, but I was so glad I did because it was really cold in the water! This was an underground cave and it was so beautiful but tough going through the unlevel ground in the water until we go to deeper portions. Once was a great enough experience!

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  9. What a great feeling that must be! And, you look gorgeous!

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  10. Your vacation wardrobe is amazing! Like others, I can't believe you were able to finish them all in such a short time. Love the vacay pics too!
    Is there a link to the knit neckband collar technique for McCalls 6886? I can never get my necklines to lay that flat. Thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments! Unfortunately, I cannot find Andrea's (sewtofit) periscope video she did on the neckband process. However, I did take notes on her process calculations and if you would like a copy of my notes, please email me at onesimpleinspiration@yahoo.com.

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    2. Thank you so much! I have sent you an e-mail with my e-mail address. It will be from a Time Warner RoadRunner account - nc.rr.com

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  11. Wow you are amazing I gave up and went to a chain store for my up and coming vacation. Congratulations on a great wardrobe.

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    1. Thank you and LMBO! You just don't know how many times I thought about doing the very same thing!

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  12. what amazing productivity and how beautiful clothes, you pulled it off with such fast planning and sewing!

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    1. Thanks so much Kay! Yes planning is definitely key and getting a mini wardrobe completed quickly!

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  13. What A MOTIVATING POST. Excellent Job!

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    1. Thank you so much! That's what we do in the Sewing community, inspire and motivate!

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  14. WOW! I am so impressed! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda! LOL! I was too when I took a look at what I had done!

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  15. WOW, all of your hard work looks great. I could "never" do that.

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    1. Thank you Regina! I bet you could if you really had too!

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  16. Wow, you would need to go on a vacation to recover from all your pre-vacation sewing. You and the clothing looked fabulous in the photos. I cannot wait to see what you sew next!

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I love to sew and hope it shows in my work!!

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  17. Gorgeous wardrobe and it looks like you had an amazing time! I am so inspired by how you copy RTW things that you love.

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    1. Thank you so much! Copying simple RTW it's very easy and helps you to extend the life of something you love!

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  18. AWESOME! Congratulations! And great vacay photos!

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  19. I always get a crazy idea to make new things right before a vacation - you have taken it to a whole new level though with your fabulous wardrobe. You obviously made smart pattern choices, everything looks great and not like you rushed it at all.

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    1. Thank you Ms. Allison! I will always make my clothes for vacation, next time I will space out the time, LOL!

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