Friday, March 24, 2017

What's in my sewing room?

Wow, it's been a busy few weeks!  I hope everyone has been well and enjoying themselves (remember, those who work hard, get to play hard too!). I've been busy with sewing and specifically challenges lately.  As you saw on my previous blog post, the last challenge was a "Workout Gear" challenge.  That challenge, I hosted and it was a lot of fun!  This month's challenge is "Jeans/Vests".  However, that's not what this post is going to be about...I also worked on a few pieces that were not related to the challenges I'd like to share with you.

First up is a repeat make from Style Arc patterns and it's called the "Issy Top".  The fabric is a Silk Jersey knit purchased from Pennie Fabrics. I love the style of this top and along with this fabric, it's the perfect marriage to make this top awesome!  This isn't the first time I've made this pattern, you can see my first couple of versions here.
  
 
  
I love this pattern and I'm sure this will not be my last time making this top either!!

Next up, is a top I made to go with a pair of cream colored corduroy jeans I just made. However, this top is going to get a lot more wear with other things too because I really like it! (I like it better than the corduroys! LOL!). This is an Indie pattern from the website "Melly Sews".  It's called the "Rivage Raglan" Tee.  This is my first time making this pattern and I have to say it will definitely not be my last!

It's a very easy and quick pattern to make…I made it in a few hours.  There are only three pieces to the pattern and they went together super easy with no issues.  I got a perfect fit with no alterations straight out of the envelope (in this case no envelope, a PDF downloadable pattern, LOL!)

I love the higher neckline and the high-low hemline of this T-shirt (it couldn't have been designed better for me, even if I had done it myself!).
  
  
One thing I noticed about the pattern, the designer decided to leave to hem and the sleeve hem unfinished. (The same was done to the inside seam edge of the neckband). Not a problem, I chose to finish all of them on my top and you could do the same.  All in all, it's a great Tee that you can throw together in a couple of hours!

As I mentioned a while back, I am in need of casual tops for my new lifestyle wardrobe...so you'll be seeing a lot more casual attire in the future!

What's in your sewing room?  I love hearing from you all and thanks so much for stopping by to see what I'm up too!

Happy Sewing!

16 comments:

  1. I really like all of your Style Arc tops Myra and the raglan hilow as well. I need spring! summer tops too.

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    1. Thank you Ms. Faye! Before you know it, Summer will be here! We have to get moving!

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  2. Love the red blouse and the baseball jersey is perfect with jeans or shorts.

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    1. Thanks Ms. Sheila! I love them both and know I have to get my "you know what" in gear to get some more done!

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  3. Love both of these tops, Myra! I want one of those raglan tops myself since seeing yours. I'd definitely finish the hems and neckband as well.

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    1. Thank you Ms. Andrea! I know the raglan would look awesome on you too!

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  4. I love the vibrant red color of the Style Arc top and it really is so elegant. I love the raglan sleeve top as well. It looks like such a comfy and fun top.

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    1. Thank you Tomasa! I love making tops and you just can't have enough of them either!

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  5. I love both tops, Myra. I'm also in need of more tops, so I plan on making a couple of them for summer.

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    1. Thank you and good luck on your tops!!

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  6. Silk jersey sounds AMAZING! I love both tops!

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    1. Thank you so much Nakisha! It does feel amazing and I was so lucky to get my hands on it when I did!

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  7. Love the way the red top drapes! It looks comfortable and you can't beat a stripes for easy style. You're always so classy!

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    1. Thank you Laure! I try hard, LOL!

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    2. I love, love, love both tops! What great staples to add to your wardrobe. I just recently within the last year discovered your blog. I love your creativity and your style. An actress in Hollywood said this, reminds me of you....A woman should wear a dress that is fitted to show her body but loose enough to show that she is a lady....You are so sharp! I am a quiet viewer, but I loved you on That Sewing Blab as the co-host. I will surely miss Alethia too. I love your hair, maybe a tutorial one day....Hint, hint

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    3. Thank you so much! Wow, I love hearing from my viewers and every now and then, one comment truly touches my soul...this my dear was one of those comments! I agreed to be the co-host of That Sewing Blab because I wanted in some small way to give back to our sewing community and make a difference. Your comment lets me know I did the right thing!

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