Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Coming Soon!

Thank you all for your nice comments about my recently completed wrap dress! I also really appreciate all of the advice you shared regarding how I might proceed with altering Tom's shirt. Thank you! Sometimes having something explained or suggested in someone else's words can make things click better than when you are reading instructions you've scrounged up on the internets. :)

Hopefully I'll end up finishing Tom's shirt soon, but I'm kind of giving it a little break for now to let all of the advice on how to proceed marinate...in my brain. haha.

Anyway, currently on my sewing table is ....drum roll... another Simplicity 2154 blouse! Surprise! I absolutely LOVED my first polka-dotted version of this blouse and have been super eager to sew up another version.

Obviously, this baby is still under construction, but I'm pretty close to finishing it up. This one is a yellow/white gingham that's underlined in white cotton batiste. I'm planning to go for a slightly different look this time, omitting the bow and making the collar a little smaller. I've also got plans to leave the peek-a-boo opening, that would hide mostly underneath the bow on the blouse (if I was including one), open, but closeable with a little clasp at the top of the neckline.

Also coming soon? 

You may or may not have noticed, but Sunni over at A Fashionable Stitch is having a little sale in her shop that ends tonight at midnight. I just happened to notice the sale yesterday night and scooped up a couple of special, spur-of-the-moment sewing goodies for myself. 

pink magnetic pin caddy

Colette Patterns' macaron

Both of these items have been on my "maybe I should break down and finally buy this" sewing list. I mean who doesn't want a bright pink, magnetic pin caddy for all of those pesky pins that seem to never stop trying to roll off of or hide under my sewing table.

Also, have you SEEN all of the adorable versions of the Colette Macaron dress popping up? Here are a couple of my favorites I've seen and been inspired by lately:

Jamie's cute version with a peter pan collar, nice little buttons, and contrasting upper bodice fabric. I love it!

Rochelle's adorable plaid and teal version, in a skirt+blouse style. TOO cute!

I think the Macaron is a perfect dress for fall, so I'm definitely hoping to sew one up soon. It hasn't always been the most appealing dress pattern for me, but lately I've been finding myself really drawn to it, mostly due to all of the cute versions my fellow sewing bloggers have created.

That's all I've got for now. What are you all planning and working on lately?


  1. Hey Sue!! Yay please make a Macaron!! I too haven't really been attracted to the pattern but after seeing some real cute ones on Lucille's blog (the red one was my fav) I am converted!!! I haven't got the pattern, baby steps, not sure if I'm ready for Colette yet!

  2. You have exciting plans! I love the fabric for your top!
    I haven't been working on much cos I'm too busyyyy boooooo!

  3. I should really buy one of those pin caddies too, very useful. I have also loved the Macaron pattern for ages and should really just buy it - so many lovely versions online. Look forward to seeing yours :)

  4. Oh I can't wait so see your Macaron!! And I love my pin caddy!!

    1. Yay! I hope mine turns out as ute as yours did.

    2. hahah, **cute (the c button on my phone's keyboard is wonky)

  5. The yellow-white blouse looks very promising, looking forward to seeing it =) Shirts are really tricky, so many special solutions and fit-issues. I haven't dared to sew a shirt yet, I'm trying to muster the confidence (and to find the time, but that's another story).
    I have a magnetic pin-cushion (or, I have two, one for old needles and one for the fine ones) and it's the best help in the sewing room.
    Good luck with you Macaron! =)

  6. Aww, thanks for mentioning me! I honestly can't believe how much I loved that pattern. I was so not a fan of it to begin with, lol. I can't wait to see yours :)
    I've been debating on purchasing that Simplicity pattern for awhile. I <3 '60's style but I wasn't sure I could make that particular pattern very wearable... I just took a look at your red polka dotted one and ack!! So cute!! I think I'll have to pick it up during the next.99 sale ;)


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