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Vogue 7975 – The Finish Line Is In Sight!

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I have been steadily working away on the hand sewing portion of my Vogue 7975.  This part of the construction process has well and truly surprised me.  I thought that I would hate all the hand sewing as it has never been my strength.  But I must tell you, I have come out the other side with a new respect for the process.  The quiet, slow, methodical practise of trimming, folding pressing and sewing each seam by hand was something I thoroughly enjoyed and am rather sad that this piece is done.  

Arrows pointing out a couple of the hand sewn seams

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Vogue – V1663 – Misses Jacket

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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 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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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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Vogue 9154 Misses Skirt Is A Winner

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I have seen a few renditions of Vogue 9154 on Sewing Pattern Review and have had the pattern for a few months now.  Last weekend, as it was cold and rainy, I tucked myself in my sewing room and made this skirt with some navy wool that had been purchased last season.   I truly could not be happier with the result.
Here is the pattern envelope picture for Vogue 9154.  I made View A.

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The Balancing Act of Sewing With a Plan and Wardrobe Building

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As a member of a few sewing groups and forums, and an active user of Pinterest, I find myself repeatedly drawn to threads and boards which speak about Wardrobe Building.  Until quite recently, I was like many others with a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear, or I would continually wear the same outfits while others were years old; never seeing the light of day.  I did a big purge with the intent of changing the way I shop and sew as sadly for me, the last donation I made to our local Goodwill included garments that still had the sales tags attached.   Continue reading