Vogue – V1663 – Misses Jacket

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Hello all,

I just finished the sweater/jacket portion of Vogue V1663 as part of a sew along through one of my online groups.  The Vogue pattern as a whole is a co-ordinated wardrobe comprised of three garments; the jacket, a long sleeved knit top and knit pants.  I do plan on making the other pieces, and will use the recommended Ponte to do so, but haven’t decided on colour yet.  I’ll trace off the patterns this weekend and decide then.

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Vogue 1663 – Three Piece Co-ordinates

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Hello all and Happy New Year,

Well, we made it through another year and are now at the start of the ’20s!  Have you made any sewing resolutions?  I haven’t really, but do plan on making some time to add some much needed basics to my wardrobe.  I made this my focus a few years ago, and need to do so again.  Items like knit tops, cardigans and basic dresses in solid colours provide good foundation layers in any wardrobe.

I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a number of sewing groups in Facebook.  In one, we are starting a group sew of Vogue 1663.  Here is the pattern sleeve photo:

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Holiday Recipe – Cranberry Compote

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The big day is drawing near and I am doing as much advanced preparation as possible.  My intent is to do a little bit each day, before Christmas so that on that day, I will have time to sit, relax and visit with family.

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Vogue 7975 – Some Progress And A Reality Check

 

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I have made some steady progress on my Vogue 7975 and I must say to all that have made this, or any other version of the French jacket – well done you!

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Holiday Baking – Nanaimo Bars (Actually…A “No Bake” Recipe!)

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I spent a few hours this weekend, baking and stocking the freezer with Christmas goodies.  There is more to do yet, (isn’t there always at this time of year?) but it was a good start.

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A Little Flash, A Little Glam – A Festive Tablescape

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Last year, a dear friend of mine asked me to make a black tablecloth for her dining room table. Not a problem and what a great idea! I immediately wanted one myself.

I bought several metres of two different black tablecloth fabrics. One was plain and one brocade. She chose the plain for herself. (I was hoping she’d pick that one!). And I made a cloth for my own table out of the brocade.

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Vogue – V7975. Next On The Cutting Table

Vogue 7975 Pattern Cover

Ah, the little French jacket. There are so many wonderful versions that have been beautifully sewn over the years. Many fellow seamstresses have used Vogue 7975 as the basis of their creations, and have very graciously shared their insights, tips and process. Inspired, I spent an hour or so this morning, tracing out View E of V7975. I will be making this with a lovely navy and white boucle that I purchased last summer at Mood Fabrics, during a trip to NYC.

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