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Sewing ADD

2011 June 30
by elizabeth_admin

I was all set to sew last night folks, but ended up not sewing. Why you ask? Well, I really want to use my eyelet fabric; I don’t care which one, either the black or the white. And I now I’m kind of set on making the sheath dress after yesterday’s epiphany (great word Trena!)

So I started auditioning underlinings with the eyelets.  Remember how I couldn’t find the “right” turquoise a while back?  I found a teal voile a couple of weeks ago and a raspberry voile.  I also have a red cotton and the original “dirty” turquoise.  But my mind is now stuck on a black on black theme.  So I dug out my poly/cotton black batiste that I bought from Ebad fabrics last year (and was so disappointed about when I found out it wasn’t 100% cotton). 

Then I realized I needed to pre-treat all these fabrics first not to mention the linens and the pique I picked up this week. 

Long story long, I spent the evening washing and drying.  Can I just tell you how much I love my new white linen from P&S.  It has the same exact hand as my beloved fiancé, the floral linen.  True love my friends, true love. 

Here’s where I am at right now with fabric/pattern pairings right now:


Pattern: Butterick 5147

Fabric: black eyelet from Paron’s

Underlining: turquoise voile



Pattern: New Look 6022

Fabric: white eyelet from Chicago’s New Rainbow Fabrics

Underlining: red cotton?



Pattern: Vogue 8594

Fabrics: floral linen as main fabric and forest green linen (matches the dark green of the floral) as accent fabric???


You might need to see the lining drawing for V8594 to see the opportunity for contrasting fabric.  Audrey of Sew Tawdry did a fantastic version of this dress last year.  GORGEOUS!!!


I would use the forest green on those triangular side insets.  What do you think?

I would have used the white eyelet on the vintage Butterick pattern I just muslined, but I don’t think the french dart would play well with an eyelet fabric.  I really like that pattern and will use it.  I just have to decide on a good fabric for it.  Hmmm….

Anyway, that’s where I am in my planning process.

Happy sewing everyone.


2 Responses leave one →
  1. SusieR permalink*
    July 1, 2011

    #8594 is AMAZING! I’m dying to see how that comes out. Damned impatient, even.

    I wish I lived closer; I’d pay you to make all my clothes. And then we’d drink wine to celebrate…

  2. July 1, 2011

    I love that turquoise and black colour combination!

    How does the white eyelet read with the red under it? I’d imagine it’s pink… are you good with pink? I can’t think of projects where you’ve used that colour…

    Vogue 8594 is a pretty fabulous pattern. Make it up so I can get your input to make one of my own! 🙂

    Happy fourth weekend, doll. Hope you get heaps of sewing accomplished!

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