Sunday, 16 December 2007

Outfit Number Three

3/100 is this gorgeously light and summery Built By Wendy/Me top! It's made from vintage fair 2007 material (approx 4 metres for $10, and the first outfit cut can be found here.) and contrasted with quilters fabric white cotton.

Here it is!!!:::

Important deets from me to remember: It's size 10, Built by Wendy Simplicity 3964, and instead of doing the facing on the yoke and centre insert, I felt the white cotton was thick enough for summer with just one layer. Yay!

So 3 outta 100 outfits done! Doesn't seem like much hey? But I'm extremely positive I'll get them done, perhaps by the end of summer, but I'm planning a big sew off this week (on hols at last!) so we'll see!


Thursday, 13 December 2007

Outfit Number Two

Here's my top from Built by Wendy/You:

It's size 12, made from leftover dress floral material, and secondhand black lawn cotton. This is exactly from the pattern, as it was my first cut (I'm making another one, size 10 now, and altering it a bit, will post later)... so I'm pretty happy with it. Especially how there's no notions at all, makes for a pretty cheap top.

V. excited as it's my last day before Christmas Hols today - Yippee! Next year I'm starting at 5.30am instead of 10am, so yesterday at work I did a practice run of the work hours and it was just SO good! I worked really hard when no one was there, then mucked a little but left at 1pm! Then we looked at 2 houses, Mr Veronica got his haircut and I went to some fabric stores with 25% off! ANDDD I went to a personal trainer class! Then I started another top for my friend. CRAZY!

I'll give this red top to my friend who's expecting, she moves state soon to have her baby, and will prob get a few wears out of it with the bump, but it's a nice light easy going top to wear when racing around town with a new bub! YAY!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Starting Outfit Number TWO

Hey again!

I'm making the built by wendy/you pattern I featured in a previous post with some light cotton fabrics, the first a great black and red floral material and then just a simple black cotton stuff for the contrasting fabric, so the floral will be the bottom part and the black the cutey sleeves and the v shaped front! Exciting stuff!

So pretty much this is 'undercontruction':

I got a few orders after I wore my blue dress (also featured below) to work, and I told my friend about the top/dress pattern, so am making a test outfit for her (she loved the blue material - so if the test outfit fits, I'll make one up for her in the blue stuff!). I'm soldiering on quite well in my 100 outfit quest, so am quite pleased, as it's not even holidays yet and am still fitting the sewing time in!

Dongmen Lu Fabric Market

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