Friday, April 2, 2010

New Clothes for a trip to ATL and a fabric haul!

Here is Burda 7550 and S 3684.... now the shorts (7550) fit perfect, as all Burda young pants patterns do! I haven't wore shorts in a really long time. Due to not having shapely legs cause I was to lazy to work out.... that has changed since Dec.09 I have been working out 5 days a week and now have shape back in my legs!!! Hello shorts and mini skirts! I already have the fabric laid out to make more of these simple dressy shorts... they only took a few hours to make.
The shirt, another cup size option pattern, didn't fit as well as the other button up I made. Thinking it would I didn't add any extra seam allowance.... the result was it being a tiny bit to tight across the bust... so I put buttons up to the 'stretch point' then added buttons on both sides all the way up to the collar... so it looks like it was meant to be a deep v-neck and I'm not just unbuttoning it! This all means I can't wear it to the super market but its great for a late night dinner in ATL.... which is where I am in these pics! Here's the jacket I was working on last week, all finished up and perfect for a cool spring evening.
I made the silver chain and pearl necklace out of a belt at Goodwill ($2)

I've not done alot of crocheting lately... I'm working on a halter top... but working very slowly! ha! I've not had my crochet mojo working! But I have done these granny squares... using left over yarns. I'm making 1 to 3 a month to be sewn together at the end of the year into an afghan that someone might get for Christmas!



While in Atl the ever important trip was made to Gail K's.... I have been sewing alot so I have no guilt at all on buying fabric... even though my stash is huge... heehee!
Below is a Fabric the Bald Man picked out for a shirt... he picked out some cool buttons too. This keeps him busy while I load up....




My haul..... a sheer floral knit, a pink, raspberry and white tweed, dusty purple knit, beautiful blue knit, a jade and purple silk, lt. grey knit.... last but not least... a pink camo stretch woven!!



We left last Saturday and got back Tuesday... and I've not sewn anything... but my embroidery machine has been busy with a goodwill denim short sleeve jacket.... and I've been working on an old pair of favorite jeans.... they are looking awesome and I can't wait to take pics! And I destroyed (in a good way) and bleached white a long sleeve denim jacket (goodwill again).. a total knock off ideal...
Until next week.....
Have a HAPPY EASTER! Praise God for Jesus Christ! He is RISEN! and I am so blessed to know it!
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11 comments:

Carol said...

Love everything you've made and glad to hear you're showing your legs off! I have a cute little skirt from a tweed that looks very like the pink one you've bought. YOu'll make something great, no doubt! I love the pink camo. My dog, Molly, has a pink camo collar.

Sheila said...

Your garments look great and the skirts really show all the hard work you've put into your great looking legs. That is an awesome haul of fabric and looking foward to what becomes of them.

Faye Lewis said...

You lucky girl. Love your new clothes and new fabric.

Rose said...

Great garments! Great legs, too! Those crochet squares will be sooo nice put together.

Christa said...

Fantastic! You look great! And that jacket really comes to life on you~ Have a great time in the ATL, I live just North of there, but am in Charlotte for the weekend! I visited Mary Jo's Cloth store(just south of Charlotte on 85)yesterday, have you ever been there? AMAZING....and it's so big, you could fit Gail K inside of it!

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Great gams. Nice haul. I love the pink camo. I see "Melodias"
Angela

Little Sewing Alcove said...

Love everything....especially the jacket with the beeding...great work! Looking forward to seeing your new projects 'specially the pink camo! Wish I had fabric stores around here (besides Joannes)...it's hard for me to buy online...I need to touch and feel it...

alun smith said...
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alun smith said...

Just had to comment of you wearing the Burda young pants and pink shirt. You are right when you said that you need to have a great figure to wear such an outfit and omg you certainly do, hot isn't the word for it. Remember the slogan that you get great buns in the gym and you get great abs in the kitchen ha. You are a perfect model for your outfits :)

alun smith said...

Just had to comment of you wearing the Burda young pants and pink shirt. You are right when you said that you need to have a great figure to wear such an outfit and omg you certainly do, hot isn't the word for it. Remember the slogan that you get great buns in the gym and you get great abs in the kitchen ha. You are a perfect model for your outfits :)

alun smith said...

Just had to comment of you wearing the Burda young pants and pink shirt. You are right when you said that you need to have a great figure to wear such an outfit and omg you certainly do, hot isn't the word for it. Remember the slogan that you get great abs in the buns in the gym and you get great abs in the kitchen ha. You are a perfect model for your outfits :)