Monday, November 25, 2013

Slow Rolling on Vogue 1370

I know that I'm known for knocking garments out 1, 2, 3 and I've been seriously slow rollin' on this one.  I don't know if its because I made so many fall/winter garments so early in the season or if life is just squeezing out the desire to sew right now.  However, I can tell you that I could have finished the dress this weekend if I'd been sewing like I normally do.  I chose to take my time and not let sewing be the focus of this weekend.

I did take pictures of various parts of the construction and they are included here.  Modeled photos will show up sooner or later... 


The neckline was large and stretched out 
so I added a basting line to the neckline

Then after pulling the threads, I pressed the neckline 
back into shape.  This is just one way to do this.

I decided I wanted more houndstooth to show on the sleeve.

Inserting the lining into the dress shell

Adding rayon seam binding to the dress's hem

I had no more black ambiance lining
so I used a steel blue instead

Front of the dress lined
Still need the sleeves added 
and the dress hemmed

Back of dress with a curved zipper 
that somehow works when the dress is on.

I have a few Christmas pieces that I want to sew...but they are simple and may or may not make an appearance on the blog.  Most of the pieces now clamoring to the front of my brain and begging to be made are simple separates.  Garments that will go with pieces already living in my closet, so they will probably be quick sews.

I know that my blogging has been scanty of late and this will probably continue through the end of the year. Lately I just don't feel as if I have much to say and since I'm also not sewing, there aren't any blog posts.  Just don't want anyone to be concerned if it gets quiet here for a minute, I'm not giving up on blogging just taking some time to recharge.

To all who celebrate, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I hope it's filled with love, family, good food and afterwards time to sew!

...as always more later!

22 comments:

  1. The dress promises to be fabulous! Elle

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  2. I thank you for all you have show to us, I learn from it.

    Have a good time and hope to see you here again in 2014.

    Greetings...Gerda

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  3. I think it's getting to that time of the year Carolyn where there simply doesn't seem to be enough time and there's so much else on our minds to contend with. We go sew at 100% all the time and we all need a little time out for we simply burn out. So you enjoy your time and the pace your working at as I know I don't mind and I'm sure others won't either.

    I too need a couple of separate pieces... top of the list being a simple black skirt as I've been making (not blogged yet) a couple o knit tops and I really want a plain and simple skirt to wear with them. Might have to put the skirt to the top of my sewing list for my next project. Looking forward to seeing what separates you decide to make for yourself :)

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  4. Yes I'm feeling the same way too - slow on the sewing and lacking in words for the blog. Quality over quantity I say!

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  5. Your dress is lovely and I can't wait to see it modeled! However, take your time... it is too pretty to hurry through. And about the blog ... most of us are in a fog about reading them right now, too! I know I have a lot on my plate and when I do, the internet goes to the wayside. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you Carolyn! Thank you for all the time you take to write the blog and share your sewing experience. I appreciate all that you do, and the way you inspire me and others to sew.

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  7. Carolyn I am loving this dress! Happy Turkey Day to you too :)

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  8. This is going to be so lovely, Carolyn. Hope you enjoy each step of the way, even if it's a little slower than your usual pace. Hey! Life isn't all about production (much as we wanted those 30 garments yesterday) as it is the process. Yeah. I know. I hate that too, sometimes. But I still remind myself of it! Here's to enjoying other pieces of your life outside of the sewing cave.

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  9. I love this dress! So classy and stylish. Sew and blog at your own enjoyable pace. We, who enjoy your blog and learn so much from it, will be here when you come charging back, full steam, energized by something you've seen on the runway that inspires you. :)
    Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a wonderful family celebration!

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  10. You have been cranking out fabulous outfits all year! It's good to slow down and just "be" sometimes. Happy Thanksgiving to you:)

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  11. Your articles and pictures absolutely inspire me.

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  12. The dress is looking good! Just wanted to let you know I have been thinking of you as I shop for my latest birthday gift. You have sung the praises of your Janome and I'm picking up my new one tomorrow. I wanted a standalone embroidery machine and am going with the 350E.

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  13. I like the dress. The houndstooth fabric really looks nice and gives it a much different look instead of a solid color.

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  14. I think the dress is coming along nicely and can't wait to see the finished project. May you and your family have a bless holiday also.

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  15. Wow, it is gorgeous! It is that elusive combination of extremely fashionable and work-appropriate. Have fun finishing it.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family!

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  17. We totally understand Lady! It gets like that sometimes! Your dress looks great. Take time to recharge and enjoy hanging with your fam for the holidays! We'll be right here waiting on ya (wink)!

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  18. awesome tip about the neckline! I made a tank top the other day with a hopeless gape at the front so will be trying this to fix it!

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  19. Awesome dress and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Take all the time you need, we will be here!

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  20. It's looking good Caroyn. Funny, but like you, I'm not getting a lot of sewing done. I think I'm procrastinating. I agreed to sew a winter coat for my sister's grand-daughter and after spending $100.00 on the fabric,etc., I'm scared to death to start cutting!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Black Friday has found it's way to Canada, so I spent a lot of money on line, Lol!

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  21. Sewing is not about how fast can you finish your project, its about how you applied the so called "love" with every steps you've made, just like what you did there, well even though your quite slow still you did great at all.

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  22. I saw the pics of you in this lovely dress on the Mood site. What a successful project. I love the smooth swoop of the diagonal seaming--so flattering.

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