Sunday, January 26, 2020

Project Chronicles- Wrap Top Design inspiration- (MCCall's 7892)

Hello again folks.... This week is another Project chronicled from my Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit live-streamed via my youtube channel. During this Sew & Chat project, I sewed this stylized wrap top inspired by Keke Palmer, whom I caught while watching the morning show. You may have already seen it pop up on my instagram account. I'm trying ya'll! My assistant is new at multi-tasking. LOL.



—-PATTERN- McCall’s 7892 👚 with modifications.
The skirt will be sewn again and blogged later. I have a few things to say about that one.

—-FABRIC- Red Egyptian Cotton that I purchased from Sew Much Fabric
___Although, I try to list every modification I make to my projects, sometimes I make more even while I'm cutting. A simple slight of the hand.
  • Rotated the shoulder gathers to form the side bust dart.
  • At the waist I created tucks instead of gathers, and embedded a dart inside the tucks.
    Then... I
  • changed the sleeve to create a puff / bishop design.
  • Lengthened the bodice to my preference. The original McCall’s pattern was extremely “cropped”.
Anyway, watch the beginning of the video for more fitting details. I know it’s long, but it's just the part where I only detail the fitting and alterations of the pattern to get it to look like this. This was a two part video since the changes and sewing were so involved. 

You can watch the entire video here::: https://youtu.be/ccMSuX3dn2w




Theater night with my BFF.
I enjoyed wearing my outfit to the showing of "The Color Purple" as a treat for my sister's birthday.  We had an absolute wonderful time.
Thanks again for following along as I document my makes for the projects I sew during my Youtube live-streams.  There is still many follow-up post to come with pictures, as I work to catch up on the long list of projects to Chronicle here on the blog.  Have a great week.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Project Chronicles: Style Arc Wallis Pant

These pants were very easy to make....with only 2 pattern pieces, this should be on everyones list of stylish non-leggings pants.  I sewed these live as part of my Live Sewing series on my YouTube channel.

The side seam is moved forward creating a really nice curve along the hip.  This I think, gives the illusion of smaller hips. I did my best I modeling the side seam..  It was not easy to show the seam with the red fabric. Which, by the way, I bought this red Ponte Roma from http://bit.ly/STF-SMFabric back in 2019, when she got it in stock. Oh, how many projects I have for this red fabric.  Even though I know this years color is a version of blue, I have been missing some red in my wardrobe for way too long.  (Stay Tuned)
The picture below is how I install the elastic at the waist.  This isn't the way the instructions suggest, but I need my elastic waist to be "flat" under a top.

PATTERN DETAILS: 

  • Pull-on Ponte pant with front design line by Style ARC, I purchased the Single size 14. found here: http://bit.ly/2NRkzyt
  • I increased the crotch extension in the back
  • Took some of the curve out of the side seam by, taking away from the front panel and adding to the back panel at the hips.
  • Added to the back legs to allow for perturbing calves.
  • Raised the back crotch length at the center back for more coverage.
—-The FULL Fitting TUTORIAL at https://www.patreon.com/Sewtofit- Which shows all Pattern modifications detailed in an extended video tutorial.

The video shows the complete sewing of these pants using only the sewing machine, no serger or coverstitch. 

 I first sewed these pants to go along with my Izzy Miaki top.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Project Chronicles- Monthly Marfy Challenge: Marfy 6180

Let's have a final recap shall we?  I really had not mentioned the #sewtofitmarfychallenge Challenge for a long while. I bet you thought I just let it fall by the wayside.  Nope...I just procrastinated.  I thought this would be a great time to fill you in on what has transpired the last few months.  I can't believe I sewed five (5) garments for this challenge and still managed to take care of my regular responsibilities.

This was a hard challenge, just to be honest.  Have you participated in a challenge that requires a new garment and review, using a Marfy pattern?  I did a video review of the last garment, Marfy 6180.  I made this one for the Sew-Along which was done in September through October, last year.  Planning, writing instructions, filming videos and of course sewing was not easy for me.  Thus, I was hopeful that more people would participate.  However, I discovered that several of you found that #sewtofitmarfychallenge Marfy Patterns were really difficult.  I am grateful for those who did participate.

If you question whether I will continue or move forward with more #sewtofitmarfychallenge sewing videos or post, the answer is maybe.  Most likely, I will try to only do a one month sewing challenge for you to participate in, instead of making it a two person challenge with multiple videos and instruction downloads.  Of course the challenge will be run from my YouTube channel.  So, stay posted.

For now, I want to show you my last outfit, which I made for the Sew-Along.
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