Monday, January 19, 2009

A Sew Along Sunday

I spent Sunday enjoying a "Sew Along" with my pals Linda and Ebony. Linda prepared a delicious meal and I baked a cake for desert. Our "Sew Along" also included a trip to Hancock Fabrics, where I purchased the fabric of which, my spring "swap" will be based on.(more on this later) My friends encouraged me to purchase a beautiful print in my colors. It is always good to shop with other people who sew. We sewed up a storm from about 3pm till 10pm. Time really flies when you are having fun. I was able to complete this sweater set.I morphed the jacket from my TNT, Vogue 1020, to create this long duster type sweater,by adding 15 inches to the hem and about 2 inches of hip room .The tank top underneath is from McCall 5271. I added 5 inches to the length.

The grey fabric is a ribbed knit purchased at Wal-Mart.

I plan on wearing this on Inauguration Day.I don't have to go to work,but hey...I'm dressing for the occasion anyway.

Vogue patterns were on sale this past weekend and because patterns are on some kind of sale every month,I only buy what I plan to sew in that month. This keeps my pattern stash from becoming overwhelming This is what I plan to sew.

I think they are kinda artsy,though I would never tuck a shirt into elastic waist pants. I like the leg treatments. I'm thinking this could be another sweatsuit alternative.

10 comments:

alethia said...

love the sweater set

Sheila said...

You look great and all that morphing generated a fabulous garment.

Lesalicious said...

WOW you got a lot of done and your sweater set looks amazing. Great job. I wish I had some cool sewing buddies to sew with from time to time.:) good luck on your other projects.:)

Faye Lewis said...

What a wonder pair you created! I love it! A great Walmart buy, huh?

ebbyj said...

Man everyone seems to be turning out really good pieces. This sweater set looks so nice on you and is a great compliment with the new do.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a great use of a TNT pattern! Love the outfit!

JC said...

Hi Lisa H. Thanks for visiting my blog recently. I am enjoying yours. I like the McCall's pattern. BTW: I lived in Atlanta for many years and been to and through Macon a few times. One of my college roomates and good friends was/is from Macon. A nice town. Keep up the good work. Must be nice being able to have two sewing buddies. I'm sure that you can help each other out greatly. Have a good week and thanks again. -JC

Tanya said...

Love the sweater set, you look great. Very creative way of changing the pattern I would have never thought it was the same pattern. I wish I had sewing buddies sounds like fun. Where are the sewers in Cincy? Show yourselves please ;)

Faye Lewis said...

I just nominated you for a blog award. Please stop by my blog when you get time to pick it up.

Kyra said...

Just clicked onto your blog - what a lovely jacket! I'm a quilter and it didn't dawn on me that those who make clothes might also do fabric swaps. I'm enjoying your blog.

Thanks! Kyra
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