Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thumbhole Obsession

Ever since I put on my first long sleeve running top with thumbholes, I've been a bit obsessed.  It sure beats tugging down your sleeves to cover half your hand.  And I'm not the only one, it seems.  Thumbholes are popping up everywhere!

size:  10
mods:  added thumbhole cuffs

MG has taken over the other Bimaa top that I made (BK and collars or high necklines do. not. go together very well).  I knew the size 10 would not be slim fitting on MG but that was okay since this is a layering piece.  And I was too lazy to trace off the size 8.;)

I made new cuffs that were longer than the pattern, marked where the thumb openings needed to be, and sewed.  When I stitched the cuffs to the sleeves, I placed the thumbholes 1 1/2" forward of the sleeve seam.

Though it doesn't show up so well on the microfleece, I used a decorative stitch around the hood edge in thread that matches the cuffs and hem band.

Now MG is ready to go running with me on cold days...and we'll match!

Monday, January 5, 2015

2014 Wrap Up

I wouldn't feel right jumping in to 2015 sewing with out some kind of close to my 2014 sewing.  I don't have the time (nor pictures in some cases) to devote entire posts to each of these so here's a down and dirty wrap up of 2014's projects: 

Hosh Pants, size 8 with yoga style waistband (the expanded sizes/waistband haven't been released yet), aqua interlock and yellow ribbing

 *Grandma Made*

I know I didn't sew these but they are so darn cute I couldn't resist sharing.  I did buy the pattern.;) Simplicity 1233 Frozen Costume MG wanted Anna's coronation gown and at the time there wasn't a specific pattern so my mom worked her magic.  Thanks Mom!

 The Thinking Closet Settlers of Catan free cut file on the onesie and the free Go To Baby Leggings pattern for a special baby gift that was long overdue.

Lady Skater Dress, size 1, blue cotton/lycra knit
Excuse the headless picture...K had double jaw surgery a few weeks before this pic was taken and didn't want her swollen face showing.  Yes, the hem is uneven.  Some things I just don't notice until I see a picture of it.  

Hangout Hoodie

Here's a sneak peek at some sewing that was done before K's surgery.  Once the pattern is released, I'll fill you in on all the details!

My sewing goals/plans for 2015 are to keep it simple and to only sew what I love.  Should be easy, right?  Hope everyone's New Year got off to a great start.  I can't wait to see what y'all make in 2015!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Autumn Secret Agent Trench

This sew was both a pattern bust and a fabric stash bust!

pattern: Oliver + S Secret Agent Trench Coat 
size:  8
fabric:  mustard yellow twill and a floral stretch poplin
no mods

Like all Oliver + S patterns, it's a good one.  It's a bit more time consuming than some if you make your own bias binding for the seams (which I did--can't believe I didn't get a picture of the inside!).  

I sewed this up over a few weeks as my days of being a stay-at-home-mom are over.  I recently started working at a retail store while the kids are in school. Right now it's seasonal but I'm hoping they will keep me on after the holidays...even if it does cut into my sewing/blogging time.;)

My only problem was picking a contrast fabric since I didn't have quite enough of the yellow twill.  The O+S forum (it's all new if you haven't been there recently) came to the rescue and the consensus was to go with a print that I had on hand.  Good call ladies!  Choosing buttons was another dilemma so I sought the opinion of those on IG and Flickr.  Orange was the overwhelming choice and MG loves them! 

See you later, Alligator!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ice Cream for Fall

I took advantage of the beautiful afternoon and no running around right after school to take a few pictures of a top that's been finished for over a month.  I had plans to photograph the top shortly after finishing it (with a stunning location to boot) but I had forgotten to put my memory card back in the camera. One of those Doh! moments.   I'm not the only one who has those, right?