"You are Free to think thoughts of worry or joy and whatever you choose will attract the same kind back to you. Worry attracts worry Joy attracts Joy"
Hello sewing loves happy Monday! Well loves the weekend is over and we're off to a brand new week! I feel like the entire weekend was a blur and I seriously need a do over. I mean I sat down and felt like I didn't get anything accomplished but at the same time I was really busy. I'm not sure where the time went nor am I sure why after being so busy I felt like I didn't get anything done. One thing I know for sure is I finally got the opportunity to take pictures to share what I've been up to and for that I'm glad. LOL
Over the past several weeks I've been working with a lot of denim and cotton fabrics just messing around and testing the waters with regard to specific design ideas. I've always been a knit girl but I figured hey why not get rid of some of this woven fabric thats been sitting on my shelves for months. OKAY Years! LOL Of course being someone who loves draping I found that I had become quite dependent on knit fabrics, choosing to work with it over any other available textile. So much so that I found myself constantly running out of knit fabric while my stash of woven fabrics continued to sit on the shelves catching dust. Well no more folks I'm on a woven mission! Yes I'm determined to cut sew and clear this stuff out before I buy any more fabric.
I had to ask myself why haven't you used this fabric? I mean this stuff is actually quite fabulous and there's no reason, that I could actually think of as to why I continued to overlook it. So for the past several weeks I've been working on projects that require the use of various woven fabrics only in an attempt to not only clean out my shelves but to get back to some basic skills that I don't frequently use with my knit projects. You know things like buttonholes, front fly zippers, adding ease into specific patterns, vent's, cuffs and a host of other things that you rarely have to do (emphasis on HAVE to) with knit projects. The thing is I'm having more fun than I thought I would and the creativity that I thought would be lost on these types of projects actually worked out much nicer than they would had I used knit fabric. One of the projects that I finished a couple of weeks ago was this little denim number I created using the new McCalls 7632 pattern for the top and vintage Vogue 7370 for the pants that I tweaked to my liking. Using View C for the top I eliminated the size zipper and dart, added about 13-14 inches and widened it (using spread method) to achieve the look you see below.
p.s. the wind was blowing so sometimes the pants look shorter and other times they look longer! LOLL They actually do cover my shoes. Oh well some photoshoots are better than others!