Subversive Sewer

{March 3, 2010}   Kicking Ass!

Yesterday was my last day off, so I made it count!  I made 2 tops, 1 dress, 2 headbands, a pair of underwear and cut out one of the tops, plus a fitting shell!  That’s what I’m talkin bout!

Here are pics of a few things.  I’ll get a pic of the other top later.  The underwear were a muslin (a Jalie pattern whose number I can’t recall at the moment) so I won’t take a pic of those.  I will say that everyone was right- underwear are super easy to make!  I wore them for the day and not a single wedgie!  Much better than Kwik Sew 2908 (how can I remember the pattern number for the one I don’t like?), which had an absurdly wide crotch.

This is my third rendition of New Look 6429.

Here is McCall’s 6031, which I LOVE.  I wore it today.  I made it from fabric I bought in Miami over the weekend.  Whole top cost me $5!  You can also (sorta) see one of 2 identical headbands I made as well,  using this tutorial.

Sadly, the last Wal Mart in my city to carry fabrics has decided to close the department.  Who knows what’s going there in its place.  I got the last yard and a quarter of a knit print I’d previously bought and liked, but that was it for usable fabric.  It was very sad.  Luckily, I still have a Joann’s and Hancock Fabrics 10 minutes from my house, which I realize makes me quite lucky.


Sophia says:

Wow… how in the world did you do all of that in one day? I’m lucky to get half a dress done 🙂

The dress and top look great.

mamafitz says:

you are a speed queen! i’ve had that new look pattern for ages, i need to finally make it up. yours looks very pretty. love the pink, it’s still snowy and cold here (though we are supposed to get up into the 40s over the weekend. heat wave!)

Elizabeth says:

I love your dress! You should show us how it looks on. I have that pattern and now I am inspired to try it.

Bunny says:

That’s a lot of sewing! That top is really flattering on you.

angie.a says:

Wow, you were busy! i’ve never even seen that McCalls. I’m so behind the pattern books! I stopped looking at them last year because I have SO DAMN MANY! And then BWOF keeps coming too. 😀 I’ve GOT to make that NL dress. I’m with Mamafitz, I’ve had it for years and never actually made it.

joanmm says:

Cute tops!

The fabric dept in my Walmart is closing too. I knew it was going away so I stocked up on their very inexpensive fabrics and trims. Still it’s very sad to see it go because I always enjoyed just having a look-see whenever I would go over there.

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