Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a Marilyn Monroe Corset top and Cheshire Handbag

Here is my Corset top, made last week using S2440... Fabric was from Gail K's in ATL. The pattern is for a full formal dress but as you can see I only used the bodice... Its another one of those great cup size option patterns that makes my sewing life so easy! I added boning on all seams and straps. Changed the back zipper to a side zipper.Very easy to make. Ha! My new hand bag.... using another one of Ellen Medlock's patterns.... this is my 'Cheshire cat' handbag. Now this isn't really Cheshire cat fabric but thats what it reminds me of... you know when he disappears and alls left is his eyes and singing smiling mouth...

Ofcourse the inside is lined with something silly...



I love it! Its goofy and cute, with plenty of room!



Here's the pants I made last week... they are finished now and like all the other pants I've made from this RTW copy the fit is right on. I got this fabric at Goodwill.... 5yrds for like $3!




This week my sewing room is getting a bit of a break...I've been busy running my son here and there.... getting my hair done , etc. I've been planning on some upcoming embroidery projects... I do have a jacket all cut out and ready to sew when the mood hits and time allows!
But its good for me to take a step back and look at what I've made since my personal style project... so far so good!


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8 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

That is so cute, love the bag too.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

HOT! Wow! Hubby must love that top! ;)

The pants are so cute. Don't you love how cheap sewing can be sometimes?!

Carol said...

The cheshire cat bag is too cute. I love it.

Christa said...

Just came across your blog and I love your creativity and motivation...you are inspiring me to get more done ;)

Love the handbag. I was thinking saturday that I need to make a Cheshire Cat bag for my niece.

Best Wishes! Christa

Little Sewing Alcove said...

Again, AWESOME!!
Love the Cheshire Cat bag...having just saw the movie..

Julia said...

That top is so pretty on you! The bag is great, especially the lining. The pants look professionally made, too. I remember the days of running my kids around. Enjoy it.

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Sheila said...

Pretty corset, which high priority on my daughters sewing list. I need to practice working with boning first.

Lovely bag, which is inspiring me to make one. I was looking for a reasonably sized tote and am still looking, which means I need to make my own.