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StacyCK
« on: April 27, 2010 11:13:12 AM »

I decided to sew clothes for me in the past month or so and have been having lots of fun!  I usually sew for my kids, so needless to say...they are feeling neglected.  Most of the the stuff has either been sorta drafted off of rtw I own or just mocked up as I go along.

Short-sleeved cross front top and skirt (made the skirt a few summers ago, though).  Once I got this pattern figured out, I made a bunch of them, as you will see.  They only take me about an hour from cutting to making to get them done. Smiley



Another top



Another top, only with a ruffle added



A few more



Another style, with the same basic pattern block.  I just did a scoopneck on the front and added ruffles



Ruffley skirt with a corset back, and a peasant top with a sash and pintucking on the sleeves:



Close up of the skirt:



Here's another top - the white one.  I've shown the skirt here before.



More ruffles



Fun pants in a lovely soft velour



First version of the pants...a bit tight so not sure they are going out of the house



Skirt with a pink satin kickpleat on the back (pretty similar to the black patchwork one above)  The dragonfly is on the front side panel. 



I've made a few more things, but that is probably enough for now.   

Thanks for looking and any comments. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010 11:26:02 AM »

I think it is pretty amazing that one pattern can give so many different looks just by changing a few things and the fabric!  I was always told that if you found a pattern you liked and suited your figure, you will always get your moeny's worth from it by using it over and over again!

Your tops are beautiful!!!  I can tell that the quality of the fabrics is wonderful as well.

The detail on the hem of the velour pants is very unique--I love anything with such nice details!  And, I must say, I admire people who sew nice even ruffles--do you use a ruffler attachement?

Lovely job and great stylish wardrobe StacyCK!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010 11:41:07 AM »

Thanks!

I don't use a ruffle attachment on my machine, but I do have my serger do the ruffling for me.  You just have to set the upper loopers to between 8-9 and the stich length to 5.  Works like a charm! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010 11:43:29 AM »

oh thanks!  I dragged out my serger last night and am getting reaquainted with its many features!  I will try it out...again, you and your clothing are beautiful and makes me want to refresh my own wardrobe! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010 11:57:37 AM »

So I have to say that my favorite skirts are the first one and the one with the corset back.  I wish I had a serger to do cool things like ruffles.  It's on my list for when I can afford one.  All your clothes look great!  Well done.
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010 12:48:13 PM »

Thanks!

Honestly, you don't need a serger to do ruffles OR knits.  Yes, they finish better, but you can use your regular sewing machine for both.  When I used to do ruffles prior to having a serger I just made sure I zigzagged the edges before ruffling it with a long stitch and pulling the thread.  More time consuming, but still do-able.  Smiley


So I have to say that my favorite skirts are the first one and the one with the corset back.  I wish I had a serger to do cool things like ruffles.  It's on my list for when I can afford one.  All your clothes look great!  Well done.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010 03:59:17 PM »

Ooo! I love the red tank with the gray frill!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010 07:36:41 AM »

Very nice!  I have to ask, where did you find the lace print fabric?  I remember buying (and using) some red and black lace print over 10 years ago, but I haven't seen anything like it anywhere since.
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StacyCK
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010 01:12:55 PM »

Thanks!


Very nice!  I have to ask, where did you find the lace print fabric?  I remember buying (and using) some red and black lace print over 10 years ago, but I haven't seen anything like it anywhere since.

I buy most of my fabric from local warehouse fabric stores here, so probably not helpful, but it was at Mill End Textiles.
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010 05:09:14 PM »

the cross front top is beautiful!  what pattern is it?
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