Sewn things

October 11, 2011 § 6 Comments



This is a shirt I sewed this summer and just now got around to posting it. I’m particularly fond of racer back tanks, and I was so proud of myself for sewing a knit (stretchy and woven) garment and having it be wearable in public (not just to sleep in).

This is a shirt I sewed three days ago…It’sn Lisette pattern number 2245, and I really like it.  I just need a pair of slim cigarette pants or something to wear with it b/c it’s a boxy shirt (I love that about it, but it needs some slim accompaniment). Linen Fabric with a bit of metallic sheen. Vintage button.  Photos by my 4-year-old and therefore a bit dark and fuzzy!

And these two skirts are the same pattern, Lisette number 2211, and came together really quickly. I really like the pattern and went on a bit of a sewing binge, sewing them back to back in a span of 24 hours.  The first is a nice stretchy denim and the second a fine wale corduroy in a color that reminds me of butternut squash and nutmeg! Fall.

I have several more things I’m wanting to sew, but need to stop neglecting my house for a few days  (toilets, laundry,clutter, hello!).  I was sent a link to this project by my daughter’s awesome, first grade teacher (Hi Miss Lewis!!!) and I’m ready to take it on, but I want to find the perfect, cheap/free tank top before I experiment.  But isn’t it cute? Definitely summer, but, who am I kidding? It’s still 85 degrees here and will be until some time in November or December.  I can wear summer clothes nine or ten months out of the year. Soon!

Unrelated Excitement:

Have you seen Downton Abbey ?  It’s a PBS (and BBC) TV version of Gossford Park, but with much more endearing characters. It’s in its second season now.  Great costumes, too.

I missed Springsteen in the eighties (elementary school), and I’m definitely a cheese ball,  but I love this song!  Like it or  not, intense commitment is where great things begin.  A great song.





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§ 6 Responses to Sewn things

  • Elena says:

    Wow–way to go on that sewing binge–some awesome garments came out of it! Thanks for sending that link for the tank dress–I am really inspired to do that. I was just admiring a dress just like that on someone today at the grocery store. Perfect timing! I LOVE your taste in BBC period pieces. Stephen and I just finished the Jane Eyre version you blogged about earlier and thought it was the best version we’ve seen yet! Then, seeing the return of Dowton Abbey gave me butterflies in my stomach. Stephen and I were hooked on that as well. I can’t wait ’till the New Year for that! Are you my soul-sister (in-law) or what???? I have been meaning to call you as I have missed catching up w/ you for awhile. I’ll be in touch via cell soon. :)

  • ellie says:

    man, i wish i could make my own clothes. i would look amazing all the time! ….like you do in those photos!

    • Monica says:

      Elena~You would look so great in that tank dress. It’s such a cute style for every day wear. And I’m so glad you watched that Jane Eyre. I LOVED it…

      Ellie~You always look amazing anyway! Maybe the world can’t handle you if you make your own clothes…too awesome. I’ve heard you’re coming down soon. Excited to see you guys!

  • Samantha says:

    Thanks for the shout-out! I’m famous!!! :) I can’t wait to see the tank dress! You are so talented!! :)

  • Susan says:

    I’m very impressed! Especially with the skirts. I think I need to make one for myself for fall. And I’m waiting on more yarn to be available for Aiden’s hat, so it might be a while. But it’s coming….

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