No. 13 Purty pink Tweed w/ a side of tomato Red

Good evening all!  I hope all is well; and I am all right over here too….It has been a super chill weekend for me; I didn’t go anywhere!….I went straight home after work on Friday and been here ever since…Its been raining off and on all weekend so I’m taking full advantage of the natural cleanse….I am so spent with all the unfortunate events that I’ve personally experienced lately that I ultimately decided I should just stay home and recharge my batteries so to speak….Overall I’m not complaining but to continue to maintain I have to stay to myself for a bit and gather my thoughts….

Now alone doesn’t mean without my machines; and I’ve been leaning heavily on my craft lately for coping….If I’m not sewing then I’m looking at my magazines for ideas or adding cool pins to my Pinterest boards for inspo….I’ve been sewing stuff since Friday too; I’ve sewn a blazer and matching skirt but my latest make prompted this post….I’ll probably blog the blazer and skirt when I actually wear it so I can show off a pair of my favorite boots….

After my first makes of the weekend the sewing bug kept biting so I decided to whip up Simplicity’s 1950’s Vintage Pattern #1319 View A….I thought about View B; never considered View C until I looked at it a little more closely…..I had cut the pattern out a while ago but I had never got around to sewing it….the pattern only has 7 pattern pieces including the lining…I took to my stash: Pink/Magenta/Multi 100% Novelty Weave Boucle’ Suiting and Tomato Red Poly/Lycra ITY Knit by Maggy London….I snagged ’em from Fabric Mart quite some time ago…they worked well with this pattern and sewed up good!….I made two mistakes while sewing this project and let me tell you that unpicking tweed is real beast-y….it was quite messy too; I mean fibers all over the damn place….No pain, no gain yeah?  Yeah.

I scanned the pattern instructions before I got started and wrote down a few modifications…I added extra bunching on the sleeves by using a knit for the lining; I lengthened them too…the mock pockets were omitted as well although I still might add those one day….I always love when my ideas make sense and actually work out!…Now when I took the pictures I didn’t take any of the flip side…If I remember to when I wear it I’ll share ’em….And speaking of pictures let me share some…..Talk to you good folks in a few!



Tis’ purty huh?….I told yall!


Side one….sleeeeeeevvvveeeesssss!!!!!


Back shot….tweed-y goodness!


Side two…


Yesteryear for today my way…..


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Nichelle Shayne

I sew a whole lot, I buy waaaaayyyyy too much fabric, and I have an obsession with books (especially sewing books and magazines), shoes, and fat quarters (and I don't even quilt)...Bags will always hold a special place in my heart; I still make em from time to time.....random fact about me**the pin cushions on the front page were made by my Mama and me....She made the yellow one and I whipped up the red one.....I can ramble all day about sewing and I feel a good ramble coming on sewwwww I'll stop here (pun intended).....Oh! My name is Christy but all my friends call me Chris!

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