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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Project Chronicles: Movie Night PJs & Simplicity 8803- Vintage

Another completed project for the holidays.  This is the series of pajamas I made during the holidays for the myself and the family as part of my YouTube Series called - "Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit".  In this live video series, I spend time sewing my projects while live-streaming on my channel.  The PJ series, included this white set, I'm wearing, along with the grandchildren's sets.
The grandkids set was made using the Movie Night pj pattern from Sew A Little Seam.
another Simplicity 8803 Pajama Set
Video Links:
Pajama Pants & Shirt- Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit
This video details the changes I made to the top and how I sewed the piped trim around the edge of the front.  

I sewed one pj in this video to demo the sewing of the leg openings along with the use of the trim for the cuffs and neckline.  

Friday, December 20, 2019

Project Chronicles: Burda 8487 (OOP): Wrap Top (Edited)

This wrap top was completed back in late November.  Although, I did my best to blog about it, I failed miserably at trying to schedule out my post using the "Schedule Post" feature.  LOL...On thing I realized: You need to complete writing the post first, then schedule. The process avoids post going live that are merely drafts.  Oh well.... well here is the full review.  Thanks for your patience.
The blouse was one on my list for years, which explains the out of print pattern.  I am still happy I made it after all.  I do like the design, including the 3/4 sleeves and wide "70ish" collar.  The front is faced from the shoulder to the tie-front extensions.  Of course I did a Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit on my YouTube channel that you can follow along with the sewing of this gem.  
The ties, extend from the front where it is pleated first and then the ties extend from there.  The blouse is tied at one side with the under left extension and tie passing through a side seam slit around the back to tie at the left with the front right overlay.  I think this is a really comfy feeling and am really happy with the outcome.

My alterations included a ..
  • full bust adjustment using the pivot and slide method, demonstrated in the video.  
  • I lengthened the waist line as well. 
  • Took out a contour dart at the upper bust via the shoulder. 
***The full description of my changes are here: https://youtu.be/AWWYIv2CS1E?t=504
The fabric used was a Shirt weight slightly stretch cotton, I had in my stash from http://bit.ly/STF-SMFabric (I must have purchased this sometime back, it is no long in stock.) 

I appreciate you all for following and reading my blog...I know I haven't been showing you much love lately.  That will change.  I have a new assistant, she is my alter-ego, here name is Lynn.  LOL.  She has set these post to go live at least one week after the youtube video is posted.  Let me know anytime you have questions about one of the Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit videos, or projects and I'll try and get back to you.  You can leave a comment here on the blog or in the "contact me" section: email.  

I shall see you in the next livestream.  The next few in January 2020, will be on Friday afternoons.  Notifications will show up on my channel... 

Again, thanks so very much for keeping up with my online shenanigans.   
"Sew & Chat LIVE with Sew-To-Fit" are an extension of my custom sewing projects, Private Patron Sew-To-Fit Alongs, and personal wardrobe building projects. ***These live-streams are meant to build community and give me the chance to enjoy my craft in the company of others. Consider these videos an online sewing guild, sew with me, watch or just listen. There may be moments of silence but these is always something to see. Please enjoy 😉 #sewingcommunity #sewingproject #sewinglive————————————