Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Last 2019 Post - Oh the Red Dress!

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This is my last post of the year!  
Red is a great color to end the year on, right!!!

Who remembers my red floral print duster? 
Yes! 
The one I refashioned by adding the red linen blend bands? 
Yep, that one!



Well, it just so happens that I had just enough of the band fabric left over to make a red dress! I love red dresses! Ok, Ok...I love red! 😍



I used view B of McCall's 7189 - which has now become one of my TNTs.  I really love wearing princess seam cuts, but this one has a slight curved hem. And it looks wonderful with the duster and on it's on! I'm in love!



My alterations were my usual...I enlarged the waist by about 1 inch and made the sleeves my favorite elbow length!  

I love the fit and "slightly" flare silhouette of this pattern as well as the slightly curved hem.  Because of the curve, I did a narrow top-stitched hem.
My oldest daughter took the photos and thought my red shoes would look better, but I didn't agree and wore black pumps.  Not sure I will wear red shoes with it...don't want too much red all at once!










I also love the fit and "kinda" flare silhouette of this pattern.





I'm glad I had enough of the linen blend that I purchased from Vogue Fabrics left...less wrinkles, right? 
😏  
I will definitely make it again...maybe in a ponte or a wool blend!


I'm looking forward to wearing it this spring. It's going to look and feel great with the duster.

Or maybe with my black and white jacket - click here to see that blog post!  





























Or maybe with my black and white jacket - click here to see that post!
  
Red is a neutral, right? 😍






I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!  

I sincerely thank each of you for all of your support this year!  

I'm looking forward to continuing to connect with you in 2020!

Happy Endless Sewing!



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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Denim Jacket Refashion

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Hmmm! 
Somehow I missed posting this jacket before now!
But here we go!



 I had this idea in my head to refashion a denim jacket for over a year. But believe it or not, I couldn't find the perfect denim jacket...because I wanted it to be from a resale store.


Well, I finally found one at Salvation Army for $6.99! And it already had stones on the collar! Oh, the bling! I almost did a happy dance in the store.

  Sorry, no "before" pics, but you can see the stones on the collar!






I altered it just a bit, because it was a bit too big and the princess seams were not hitting correctly across my bust.  

My alterations were a bit tricky and only done on the front of the jacket...not the side seams as that would have pulled the front seams even farther from my bust.


 I then embroidered the back with a sewing themed design from embroiderylibrary.com.





Then I remembered that I had some "fusible" strips of bling that I'd purchased at the Houston International Quilt Festival in 2018.

I added it above and below the design.







 For these photos, I styled it with my well worn, well loved self-drafted cold shoulder hi/low top made with fabric from Vogue Fabrics!








I was a happy camper! 
So much so that I took it with me to wear at the Quilt Festival this year!






 Then the mishap!

At some point I noticed that the bling was coming off!

Yikes!

 What to do?









Well, of course there are sewing machines all over the Festival. 
And because we were under the AllBrands booth where the Brother Machines were being demoed and sold, I ran over to a machine and carefully stitched the strips down. 

My goal was to stitch them without breaking a needle!
Whew!

Yep, Reen from Embroidery Garden snapped this pic of me sewing away! 
Lol! 



Those strips won't be coming off ever again!




I love this jacket, which started with just a bit of bling, but has now been completely transformed. ❤



It's cold here now, but I can't wait until spring to wear it again! 





Have you refashioned or upcycled a denim jacket or pants?



Happy Endless Sewing!



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Flutter Sleeves!

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