Showing posts from October 10, 2021

Style Arc Joan Woven Top

This is one of those super easy sewing projects that really doesn't need it's own blog post! But I'm trying to get better at documenting what I've sewn, so I'm going to share a few pics and details about the top. This is the Style Arc Joan Woven Top .  I purchased the multi-size PDF and sewed a size 10 (shoulder area) tapering to a 12 at the bust and hip. As you can see it was roomy enough that no FBA was needed. I sewed this loose-fitting, pullover top out of a low-cost piece of fabric just to test the fit. Little did I know that my $6 pre-cut bundle of fabric from Walmart would result in a top that I love!  The color of the fabric is perfect for fall.  The fabric is fairly lightweight, but it works well for Texas weather. If you've sewn Style Arc patterns before, you already know that instructions are minimal.  I was surprised to see this one is rated Medium/Challenging as I would have rated it Easy.  It must be due to the V neck. The instructions included to

The Sewing Workshop Urban Pants ~ Summer Pants in a Linen Blend

I spend many of my summer days wearing denim short shorts and tees (and I'm talking really short as in I don't wear them in public any further than my mailbox, haha!)  When I need to run an errand, or attend a meeting, or simply want to walk the dog, I switch to pants.  That's when I realized I was seriously lacking casual, yet cute, pants.  For my birthday my daughter had given me a gift certificate to Emma One Sock, where I saw this Red Clay linen/tencel/cotton blend fabric.  I loved the color and purchased it with visions of using it to make some loose-fitting pants.  Earlier this year, I had joined the " Sew Confident! Series 10 " offered by The Sewing Workshop.  Because of that I had Sewing Workshop patterns on my mind and choose to sew The Urban Pants. I had sewn the Urban Tee a few times previously, but never the pants.  The pants are described as cropped, straight-leg with a center front seam with faced vent and button and loop detail, no side seam, flat w

Vogue 1831 - Designer Inspired Jacket with Back Bow Detail

Vogue 1831 features a jacket inspired by one seen in the Gucci Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear Collection.( Here's a link to the collection - this jacket is look number 80.) In my opinion, the best part of the jacket is the back with the inverted pleat and bow! I sewed the jacket in an embroidered silk suiting from Fabric Mart Fabrics as part of their Fabricista program. (Link to the Fabricista blog here ) This pattern was part of Vogue's 2021 Fall release. I purchased the pattern when it was on sale for $5.99 at the Something Delightful website. While I may not wear it buttoned most of the time, I will definitely wear it with jeans. The boot cut jeans I'm wearing are purchased.  These wider leg denim pants are from the pattern. I went down a size (due to stretch denim I used) and narrowed the bottom flare about 6". They're wearable but I'm still not too fond of them. The jacket is fully lined which always feels so wonderful when worn. I used a rayon lining, also from

Minerva - A Statement Sleeve Dress in Metallic Brocade using Vogue 1798

When Vogue patterns released the Rachel Comey Lurie dress as Vogue 1798 , I knew this was going on my to-sew list as I was drawn to those sleeves. I know statement sleeves can be polarizing, but I love them. The lightweight metallic brocade was not a recommended fabrics for this fully lined dress, but I think it turned out beautifully.  I really like those sleeves :-)  The fabric was provided to me from Minerva in exchange for writing a review on their website, which you can read here.  BTW, the pattern for the sleeve is 36" wide!