Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Marfy 1659 hem and buttons

This is getting so close that I am actually starting to get excited about it!

I didn't actually sew, I just pressed and hunted for buttons...

I know that it is getting close to bed time, so here is a quick pic:

I pressed up the belt, and pinned up the hem for a quick idea. Jury is still out, but I am leaning towards an inch or so shorter, and curved up at the sides.

I also pawed through the buttons quickly, and these are the ones that I am leaning towards these:

Liberty of London (LOL!)

I am trying to add a link, I have never been able to get it to work before. If not, http://www.liberty.co.uk/ might work.

Here it is in another color.

It isn't a border print, but it looks like it is in that picture. One mild (really, REALLY mild) suggestion that I might make to them is better pictures, kind of like EmmaOne Socks.
I probably won't get any more sewing done tonight, it is our really busy week at work so I didn't get home from work until 7:30. I will see if I can at least pin it up and check the hem.
I have been thinking about leaving the length and maybe putting on some belt carriers and a belt. Or maybe just the carriers since it has the illusion of a belt. Carriers with cool buttons of course.
My right brain plays with sewing all day while my left brain plays with accounting.

Marfy 1659 TOP

I like this better!
It needs to be shortened and I am going to try it with a shirt tail hem.
I am also thinking about lining the peplum.
A belt would help too.
I like the texture, and the pintucks!
This will be a very nice blouse.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

I rounded out the Holiday by sipping a gin (Beefeater) martini while watching Inspector Lewis and ordering from Liberty of London!
Have you seen their new fall fabrics?!

This is not you grandma's Liberty of London!

I am actually thinking of making one of those bubble skirts out of this and wearing it with a cute little heather blue sweater.

I also got some sewing done.

Remember that white and gold dress that I wasn't thrilled with? Well, it will make a really cute white top. I will post new pictures later. I made the waist band narrower by 3/8", and cut the peplum 8" long.
This added more shape, and the curved shirt tail hem is much more slimming!
Or, maybe that was the gin... who knows!

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