The contest is open to vote for the winner here. You really should check it out, there are thirty different outfits created. Voting is only open to members only, but its fun to look at what wonderful outfits people come up with in one short month.
|Marfy 2762 and McCall's 6706|
Did You Really Sew That blog has a great tutorial here. I disagree about the sleeve, she says it will never work to her satisfaction as drafted. I think that part of the charm is the overlapping sleeve so I'm willing to put up with the overlap and topstitch, more on that later.
The skirt is McCall's 6706. I get compliments, but I'm still not fully secure. I'll wear it though, especially with the jacket.
|Belinni and Manhattan|
Here, it needs more pressing.
And, a smile on my face. I've been working for 12 days straight and I haven't been home before dark since mid July. So, before leaving for work this morning I twisted my husband's arm and got him to help me with pics. He was impatient and I'm just plain tired. That's OK, I finished the wardrobe and love the pieces.
|Marfy 2762 and dress 3339|
Did I mention that I love this jacket?
I think I'm gonna take it in at the waist a little, maybe add pockets. I meant to, ran out of time figuring out how to put the rest together. Is it wrong to run out of time in a timed contest and go back and re-finish it later? I re-work and do that all the time. I've straight stitched a hem at 6AM because I was too lazy to wait for the cleaners to open. Am I the only one who makes long sleeved shirts only to shorten them in the spring?
It could be a couple of inches shorter too, not sure.
I added an extra inch to each side of the center front and added buttons instead of a zipper.
Last time I just partially lined it, this time its fully lined in crystal white-ish Bemberg.
This really does require a full blog post. I would say T-U-T-E but I swore I never would. I'm just not the tutorial kind.
I will try to describe the construction. I sewed the final button on at midnight so some of the details are fuzzy as were some of the pictures.
There was much ripping and gnashing of teeth.
Now, I must prepare for Fasionista's final knit class on Monday night.