Episode 8: Yarning Over the Days

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Finished Objects:

Agnes Tops by Tilly and the Buttons

Hollyburn Skirt by Sewaholic

Clemence Skirt by Tilly and the Buttons (Book: Love at First Stitch)

Simplicity 2444 (out of print)

Retro Headscarf by the Crafty Pinup

Works in Progress:

Hollyburn Skirt by Sewaholic

Vivien Sweater

Harvest Sweater

Simplicity 1197

  • Inspiration from Blogger who sewed this pattern last year can be found HERE
  • Mentioned advice from Rue Des Renards blog regarding welt pockets

Archive Treasure:

Anaheim Cardigan by Andi Satterlund

Catching My Interest:

Andi Satterlund’s Fall KAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Episode 7: Yarning Over the Days

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Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects:

Flax Sweater by Tin Can Knits

Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits

Bettine Dress by Tilly and the Buttons

Simplicity 2444 (out of production)

Hollyburn Skirt by Sewaholic

Agnes Top by Tilly and the Buttons

Works-In-Progress:

Harvest Sweater using Vanna’s Choice in Eggplant

See & Sew 3889

Acquired Treasures:

Zadie Dress by Tilly and the Buttons

Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Forest Heather

Corduroy Fabric from Fabric.com

General Chatter:

Managing Time for Crafting

 

Episode 6: Yarning Over the Days

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Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects:

Butterick 6485 – modification made by squaring the hemline

Bettine Dress by TillyButtons in Pink – added 1-inch to hem

Bettine Dress by TillyButtons in Black – added 1 inch to hem

Works-In-Progress:

Vivien Sweater

Moonlit Shawl

Bettine Dress by TillyButtons in Orange – modified to an A-line skirt

Acquired Treasures:

Cleo Dress by TillyButtons with Fabric

Coco Dress by TillyButtons with Fabric

Sears Kenmore 158.14101 vintage sewing machine (circa 1973)

Episode 5: Yarning Over the Days

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Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects:

Moonlit Shawl

Kwik Sew 4138

Butterick 4685

Works – In – Progress:

Vivien Sweater

Clover Socks

Butterick 4685

Acquired Treasures: 

Tilly and the Buttons Bettine Dress

Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes

Knit Picks Palette in Mist

Walmart Fabric

Your Questions and General Chatter:

My sewing machine model is Brother CE5500PRW (Project Runway Limited Edition)

My first pattern project was Butterick 5653

Mary Poppins at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

 

Episode 4: Yarning Over the Days Podcast

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Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects

Simplicity 2444

  • modifications: eliminated center seam, did gathered skirt instead of pleated
  • fabric purchased from the Etsy shop PFAB Designs

Simplicity 8523

  • fabric purchased from Walmart at $1 per yard

Simplicity 1803

  • modifications: moved pockets to side seams
  • fabric purchased from Walmart at $1 per yard

Butterick 6453

  • modifications: did tie straps instead of adjustable straps
  • fabric from stash and was purchased years ago from Walmart

Works-In-Progress

Moonlit Shawl

Vivien Sweater

Acquired Treasures

Quince and Company Chickadee in Shell

Archive Treasure

Penelope by Andi Satterlund

Catching My Interest/Your Questions/General Chatter

Vintage Knits

My Blocking Methods: (1)spray block and (2)soak block using Kristin Ohmdahl’s Wrapture)

New Job working with the Giovanni Piranesi collection!

 

 

Episode 3: Yarning Over the Days Podcast

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Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects

Anaheim Cardigan by Andi Satterlund from Outfit Along 2017

Hollyburn Skirts

Simplicity 8523/Simplicity 8061 Blouse

Works in Progress

Moonlit Shawl by Sandra Cherry

Four Leaf Clovers Socks by Knit Picks Design Team

Acquired Treasures

Cotton and Denim fabric from Joann Fabric Store

Kwik Sew K4138

Knit Picks Felici Yarn

Archive Treasure

Myrna Cardigan by Andi Satterlund

Catching My Interest

Basic Baby Cardigan by Alana Dakos

Cha-Cha Cardigan by Amy Appel

Mentioned

New Look 6193 Blouse/Skirt Pattern

 

Episode 2: Yarning Over the Days Podcast

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I finished recording Episode 2 of the podcast. The show notes are below.

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Instagram – cleocmc

Ravelry – cleocmc

Finished Objects 

Simplicity 1803

Miette Skirt

Hollyburn Skirt

Works-In-Progress

Four Leaf Clover Socks

Anaheim Cardigan

Archive Treasure

Frenchy Blouse

Acquired Treasure

Jane Seymour Kit from Virtual Yarns

Catching My Interest

Sarabi, my miniature dachshund

 

Finished Object: Hollyburn Skirt

I’ve really been on a sewing kick lately. And I am not fighting it. Because sewing happens so infrequently in my life (I’m a knitter at heart), I don’t get much sewing done. So, I’m using this bout of inspiration to fill in some wardrobe gaps I noticed during Me Made May. At the conclusion of Me Made May, I really wanted more dresses and skirts in my wardrobe. So far, I have finished two dresses and a skirt. Today, we will talk about that skirt.

Years ago, I noticed this beautiful pattern when Tassadit created the most wonderful and elegant version of this skirt HERE. But, I wasn’t sewing at the time (didn’t even own a sewing machine), so I simply admired the beautiful work. This skirt pattern has been the pattern I’ve been searching for since I started sewing. It is Sewaholic’s Hollyburn skirt. I really like the high-waist fit and the flared bottom. This is the epitome of my style. And an extra bonus is the pockets! And the button tabs! I actually purchased this pattern over a year ago for the Outfit Along, but was unable to participate. So, this pattern just sat static for over a year.

The pattern worked up surprisingly quickly. I actually cut out the pieces, the fabric, and started sewing after church on Sunday. I finished at around 1am that morning. (Sewing always makes me pull late nighters. Lol). The fabric used is a salmon pink denim that I found at Joann’s Fabric store. I actually visited Joann’s fabric store the day before and bought a zipper. I noticed that fabric while there, but resisted purchasing it. Well, that night I couldn’t get it out of my mine. So, I woke up early the next day and went back to Joann’s to get the fabric (It helps that the Joann’s is literally down the street from my place.) Overall, I am very pleased with the flow of the fabric with the pattern. It is exactly how I envisioned it in my mind.

The button tabs are another favorite aspect to the skirt. I purchased the buttons at Joann’s also for only 50 cent! That was a deal for beautiful wooden buttons. In addition to that, the flowers on the buttons perfectly match the color of the skirt. They were made for each other.

I definitely see more Hollyburn skirts in my future.

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Update: OAL2017

I have been working diligently on my outfit for the Outfit Along. Last week I underlined my dress and begin sewing on Friday. The dress was completed on Saturday. And I actually wore it to church on Sunday. I actually received a few compliments on the dress.

I forgot how long the bodice takes to work up on Simplicity 1803 (especially compared to Simplicity 2444); however, I really like the shaping that the princess seams provides with this bodice.

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Once the dress was finished, then I decided it was time to give my Anaheim cardigan more attention. That has been my sole knitting project this week. I did have a mishap at the underarm CO and waist shaping section. In this part, the instructions tells me to include the stitch pattern as it fits. Well, I didn’t include it where it fit on one side and there was more stockinette than lace. I thought that it wouldn’t bother me and kept working. However, the more I looked at it, the more I hated it. So, I had to rip back 6 rows in the body. That was a pain. Ripping back lacework is no fun. But, I did it and it all worked out beautifully. I am so happy that I decided to fix that mistake.

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I look forward to wearing this cardigan with my finished dress and will be sure to share the final images with you all.

Finished Object: Simplicity 2444

DSCN5974 (3) In the past, I had issues when I first created this dress. My problems and solutions to those problems can be found in this past post. Despite the problems, I still really liked the dress and it is one of my most worn dresses in my closet. Therefore, I thought it was about time to recreate another Simplicity 2444.

The fabric was bought and cut over a year ago, but it sat in my stash just waiting to be sewn. So this past Saturday, I made it my business to finish this dress. I am so happy that I did! 😀 I made the same adjustments that I made to the previous dress by letting out the side seam allowance to 1/4” and not bringing in the back pleats/darts in as much. The fit is exactly how I like it.

The fabric used is actually this corduroy that I found at Joann’s. I bought it with the intention of it being a staple autumn/winter dress. Of course, I plan on wearing it other times of the year. In fact, I just wore it this past Sunday. 😉 I really enjoyed working with corduroy and want to make another dress in corduroy and a pair of pedal pushers in red corduroy. The fabric has a nice volume/substance and it presses so well.

The pleats turned out alright and I know I could have done a better job. However, that is such a minor thing compare to the overall dress.

I just purchased a new Simplicity 2444 and want to sew it up 2 sizes. Because I cut out a size 4, that ended my chance of sewing a larger size. With this new pattern, I hope to avoid having to make those adjustments. Also, it was on sale for only $5!

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