Category Archives: Sewing With A Plan

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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MacPhee Workshop – AWEsome Jacket

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Hello all,

While poking about at my local Fabricland the other day for some denim, (StyleArc’s Italia Shirtdress is on the roster, but more on that another day) I happened upon this gem…

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It’s a knit on the outside which is brushed to a fleece on the inside.  It looks quite grey in the picture above but it is actually many shades of blue.  With only the thought that a cardigan was going to be the end product, I dug through my boxes and bags of patterns and pulled out The AWEsome Jacket pattern from MacPhee Workshop.

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Savage Coco Patterns – Presto Popover Top

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Hello all and Happy New Year!

I hope that 2016 is off to a great start for everyone.  It is hard to believe that we are mid month already.

My sewing buddies have been flashing many wonderful iterations of the Presto Popover Top, and not wanting to be left out, I bought the pattern…two months ago.  I printed it, cut it out, found some lovely black jersey knit, laid all my pieces out, and that is where it stalled while I flew around in full on Holiday mode.

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McCalls 6436 – A Half Hearted Effort Equals a Mediocre Blouse

Well hello all,

What an unplanned and extended sewing hiatus that was!  I am so glad to be getting back into a sewing groove.

My very small sewing room is in a little carved out niche of our lower level.  It’s lovely and cool in the summer for sewing.  (A bit of a meat locker in the winter, but that is another story).

It is however, adjacent to where my son has built himself quite a man cave with his game consoles, my old computer desk and some even older sofas from my parents.  He is as happy as a clam which is wonderful, but in the summer when school is out, the sounds of the games and the gathering of his buddies had the effect of driving me out.

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McCalls 6696 – Navy Linen Shirt Dress

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Hello all,

It has been a while since I last posted.  My sewing pace slowed down quite a bit as I worked on McCalls 6696.  Here is the picture from the pattern envelope:

M6696

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McCalls 2401 – Tried and True

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Hello all,

A few years ago, McCalls put out M2401 which on the surface is a run of the mill sheath pattern.  A front, cut on the fold with darts at the bust and down the abdomen, two darted back pieces, and sleeves…or not.

Where the clever folks at McCalls really did us a good turn was with the number of options and combinations that they put into the one envelope.  Have a look:

McCalls M2401

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