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OH MY: This T shirt….

The right fabric can make or break the project… 😦

Taking time out to highlight my T shirt draft for my Husband.  He loves a good T shirt. Especially when it doesn’t look like everybody else’s. We worked on this one together :), he provided ideas of how he wanted it and then I got to work..lol

While the print fabric was a perfect knit, the black t shirt material was not the best.. It caused gaping in the neck at the back ( Look closely). This made sewing it up difficult. I had to rip it out :(…which made it worst…ahhh the sewing turmoil..

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I was able to fix it but was not pleased overall. The fabric was too droopy for my liking…..So we agreed it will be a draft and not the real deal as it was the first try. 😦

Some tweaks to be made to the final draft but it looks great.. Fit is perfect.. Still working on the how to do a better neck for the shirts. I should have a few real ones done before summer is out.

For now this one will be a great house shirt 🙂 Especially since we have a long weekend in Canada!!

Have you tried T shirts before? Would love to get any tips on the neckline.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy and safe Canada day to all my Canadians!

Until next time. Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew sew sew sew….

Bless

UtaVZ


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Combos: Solo or together!

No it’s not fast food!!..

Happy First day of SUMMER!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Fashion can be matched. I know the whole “matchy matchy” thing is not everyone’s cup of tea. But there are some great pieces out there that go together and that can also be worn separately adding that versatility to your wardrobe.

Whether unplanned or requested I have made some combo’s myself in the last bit. I quite enjoyed them and think they are good wardrobe investments. At least have  one of your favourite silhouettes. Whether its a Maxi skirt look, Palazzo pants look, shorts etc

Here are some pieces I made since the year started and one from last year! Enjoy

St Patrick’s day Combo!- Shorts with Half dress effect ( Crop at the back top)
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A graduation affair in New York- Crop top with High waisted Maxi Skirt
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Festivities in the island- Wax Print Peplum top and Shorts with pockets
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Off to Church on a Sunday!- Tube Top and Pencil Skirt

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A Family and Friends Picnic – All white Pant suit

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Do you have any favourite combo’s in your closet? I would love to hear about them? If not and you had to choose a combo to add to your closet, what would it be?

It’s the first day of summer, start thinking about adding something different this year to your wardrobe line up!

Happy week ahead!

Just keep sewing, just keep sewing, what do I do I sew, sew ,sew!!!! 🙂

Bless

UtaVZ


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I am no Swimmer!

But I wear swim suits! 😉  I think I was genuinely inspired to make this swim suit as my vacation was upcoming. One of those overly ambitious sewing moments if you know what I mean. Once again pushing the envelope of sewing by literally “threading”the unknown borders of sewing. However the chosen pattern and I did not see eye to eye. Let’s just say it wasn’t as straight forward as it looks or I couldn’t interpret the “simple instructions” That was very frustrating I must say and I was discouraged to complete this for a moment.

Suit 1

Not sure whether a step was missed or I cut it incorrectly, but something was not working out with the upper bodice. Either way in the end I ended up ditching the instructions and finishing this piece on my own. My way. The wing it way! Of course I wing it within reason of the fit, fashion and the form in which the suit will be worn. It worked well and I was able to salvage the suit despite the unevenness of one strap and the unpadded cups…. i tried guys I really did..

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I didn’t get to wear it on vacation this time round but I am planning on it. I felt very proud of taking this risk in the end. It was worth it. It pretty much influenced me to take step two and try at my own drafted pattern for a swim suit.

Suit 2

Self drafted and inspired by creating a full covered boho printed boy shorts and tankini style swim suit that provided, style, function and fit in one.

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One that a woman would be comfortable wearing and still feel confident. A simple two piece meant to look like a 70s jumper. I made these as a tester for my cousin. I think we can all agree the pictures share the sentiments that she loved it. And I equally loved it too! I would definitely make one of these again. Perfect the pattern by addressing a few tweaks here and there.Overall I felt much happier trying to work out the kinks of this than my previous suit…. I will retry them both.. soon. Summer is not that far away… 🙂

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The sewing chronicles continue… stay tuned.

Wishing you all a Sew-rific week….just keep sewing, just keep sewing.. what do I do I sew sew sew sew….

UtaVZ