Showing posts from January 3, 2010

First sewing project of 2010 - McCall's 5815 Jacket

Sewing for 2010 is off to a great start with the completion of this jacket from McCall's 5815 . You know which one I'm talking about - the Nanette Lapore knock-off jacket with the great collar. Many of you may be familiar with this pattern - there are 10 reviews on PatternReview as well as some postings of the jacket by other bloggers (I just can't locate the posts at the moment to show you.) Wanting a jacket to wear during the winter months, I choose a gray striped suiting fabric and used the long sleeves, with slits, from view B with that fabulous collar from view A. The stripes really play up the areas of the jacket that are cut on the bias - the pockets and collar. I'm liking the buttons I found - at Joann's of all places. I'm glad I braved the -20 degree F temps this past weekend to hit their 50% off button sale. And I freely admit it - a few of the new spring McCall's patterns came home with me also. Not only did the color match beautifully, but t

2009 year end review

Last year just didn't feel like the year of sewing. I had many other things going on in my life that kept me away from my sewing studio - sometimes for weeks at a time. So I was curious, just how much sewing did I accomplish in 2009?   The number Fifty-two items were completed (not including the tutorials). Now that may sound like a lot, but in reality that's only one item a week .   The breakdown Aprons/crafts - 6 Coats - 2 Children's - 1 Dresses (including knit) - 9 Jackets - 8 Loungewear - 2 Pants - 2 Skirts - 7 Tops (including knit)/blouses - 15 Tutorials - 9 Vests - 1 Wow! I expected to see alot more skirts as it seems they're my go to when I need a quick sewing fix. Apparently not .   The pattern company Burda magazine - 8 Butterick - 4 Kwik Sew - 1 McCall's - 11 New Look - 1 Simplicity - 10 Vogue - 14 Other - 1 One Yard Wonders book - 4 No surprises here as I'm not loyal to any one pattern company. I sew what catches my fancy.   The Tutorials