Saturday, 4 November 2017

October 2017 Sewing Review

In October, I made the following:
  • Simplicity 2215: Cynthia Rowley skirt in a multi-coloured leopard print linen
  • New Look 6010: Bib-front button shirt in plaid
  • Simplicity 8199: Halloween costume - Link from the Legend of Zelda, my favorite Nintendo game.
A productive month, especially in terms of getting my Halloween costume done a day in advance - this normally never happens!

I'm also enjoying all of the fall colours together with my creations.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Simplicity 8199: Song of Storms Accordion Cover

While wearing my Link costume, I decided to play one of my favorite Zelda songs on the accordion - the Song of Storms.

All of my favorite things have finally converged; sewing, accordion and Nintendo!

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Simplicity 8199: Halloween 2017 - Link

This Halloween I dressed up as Link from the Legend of Zelda - my favorite Nintendo character.  I made Simplicity 8199, view B. 

Although the costume looks complicated, it was surprisingly easy to make and I enjoyed working with the bias tape to cover raw edges.  I also inserted eyelets for the first time.  I had to watch a YouTube video to help me figure out how to do it, because the instructions on the package are in German, but once I got the hang of it, it was actually pretty easy to do and I was happy to have learned a new technique.

I'm also posting a picture of the pumpkin that I carved.  Happy Halloween!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Player 2 Patterns: Reversible Grocery Bag in a Halloween Print

Hey everyone, are you ready for Halloween?  I'm ready for the Trick or Treaters with the Player 2 Patterns Reversible Grocery Bag sewn in a Halloween pumpkin print.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Simplicity 2215: Pleated Cynthia Rowley Skirt

My most recent skirt, Simplicity pattern 2215.  I made this skirt from fabric from my favorite fabric store, Downtown Fabric, located at Queen & Spadina in Toronto.  I love the print and that this design has pockets.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

New Look 6010: 3/4 Sleeve Tunic in Plaid

I've been wanting to add more tops to my wardrobe, so I started with New Look 6010 in brushed cotton.  I'm a big fan of plaid, especially at this time of the year.

I made view D, but opted for the non-pleated bib from view B.  I do like the pleats, but I felt they  would compete with the plaid print.

I would make this pattern again.  I probably would try it with the pleated bib next time for some variation.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Very Easy Vogue V9021: Flutter Sleeve Dress in Polka Dots

Another fun afternoon in the garden to look at flowers and to get a picture of my latest Vogue dress.

I made view A, which is the above-the-knee version.  As usual, I would love to make this dress again with a longer skirt - view B.

I've seen several versions of this dress in red on social media, just like the illustration on the package, that look really awesome.  I don't usually wear red, but in the right shade, I think I could be tempted.  But I also think this dress would look really cool in a plaid print...I guess we'll see!