15.4.10

Breaking the drought


Sadly, sewing clothes for myself has dropped down the priority list lately.  However, we all know that sewing is essential for mental well-being, so I put Wednesday aside just for me-sewing, picked an easy project, turned the computer off and got started.  My plan was to sew up the new Vogue 8655.  Go on, click on the link, because I think you could very easily overlook this pattern.  It is just a tank top and elastic waist pants.  Made up in the wrong fabric, it could look very, very ordinary.  In the right fabric, it could look luxe resort.

I was sewing from stash.  For the tunic, I chose a silk-rayon blend knit (at least, that's what I think it is).  For the pants, I chose a mulberry coloured silk charmeuse.  And that's where my plans came unstuck.  I didn't have enough fabric for the pants and nothing else in the stash seemed quite right.  So this post is not as exciting as I would have liked.  Sorry I can't show you pattern complete (and sorry that I can't smile and use the camera timer at the same time). Here, I am wearing the top with my silk-linen pants.


 I spent the rest of my time working on a drapy skirt, but did not get it finished...hopefully it won't be too long before I get back to it.

7 comments:

  1. Yes to all of that! Yes to the importance of ME sewing, yes to not being able to get camera timer and smile sychronised (ever) and Yes to a gorgeous top with a beautiful print.

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  2. Glad you have found some sewing (me) time. Hope it improves for you soon. Great top!

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  3. I too use my sewing time as me time. good for you and I love the top. I like how it flows. Please check out my blog...I'm a newbie :)

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  4. Super cute! You are right, I never noticed this pattern. Sorry about the pants, but I think the ones you're wearing with it in the pictures are a good choice too.

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  5. Glad to see you're sewing again. That's a terrific outfit.

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  6. I like this tunic pattern very much. It has a beautiful neckline and it looks great with your fabric choice.

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  7. My mother loves sewing, I always ask her why she love it that much, and now by reading your blog I realize why, you put that it provides you mental well-being, and I think you are right, she always is on a good mood after and during her sewing time.
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