Saturday, January 28, 2017

B5354 Knit Tops

I wanted to knock out a few more quick projects for some instant gratification and this B5354 knit top fit the bill. It's made out purple rayon jersey knit. I bought this fabric a long time ago at Joann's when I was just starting to sew with knits. It's nice and soft, but unfortunately I found out last time I made a garment with the same fabric that it started to pill very quickly so I didn't want to make something very time consuming that I would feel bad about getting rid of if it started looking unsightly.
Sewing purple knit top with neck pleating detail.
B5354 is a basic knit top with a pleated neck detail. This is view D with long sleeves. I didn't actually realize this until I made this pattern the second time, but I missed the part in the instructions that said to sew the pleats vertically first and just basted them at the top. It still looks fine and doesn't change the rest of the pattern, but the pleats look less pronounced.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

1 Hour Dress

I didn't specifically set out to time it, but I know this dress took me under an hour to sew because I was trying it on just at an hour mark. I'm not exactly a quick seamstress, but this dress is that simple. The hour didn't include cutting the pattern because I already had one handy, but it included cutting the fabric, construction and finishing. It was probably the quickest garment I've ever sewn.
Quick sewing project black and gray knit jacquard dress from tshirt pattern

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Simplicity 1589 Peek-a-Boo Bicycle Blouse

I know it's January, but I'm posting a summer outfit anyway. Even in Texas it's officially winter. I actually finished this top and took pictures in early fall, just didn't have time to blog in the last couple of months. This fabric is just too cute not to share though, plus, it's a bit of a foreshadowing of what's to come in 2017. I signed up for my first Ironman race and will be doing a LOT of cycling this spring and summer to prepare. It's going to be my "bike" year.
Sewing simplicity 1589 blouse with bicycle fabric