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Friday, February 6, 2009

Two more pieces for SWAP

Yay!  My skirt and top are finished, and I love them!  Both are for the SWAP contest. 

The skirt is BWOF Jan 09 #128, the exclusive design.  I love love love this skirt.  I can see making this one again in the future - in simple khaki or a cozy wool for winter.

The shirt is McCall's 5138 view B.  I wasn't sure about the sleeves on this top and was thinking of de-puffing them, but I've gotten some nice feedback on the SWAP thread, so I think I'll leave them as they are.

Here is the top with a short sleeved-sweater over top.  I think this is cute for spring.  Oh, but wait, in spring I'll be enormous!  Don't you love how I have the style of a 60-year old?

Here are front and back pics of the blouse untucked.  You can see it is pulling a smidge over the baby bump.  :-)

Ooooh, and here are my first button holes ever.  I can't tell you how many practices I did before going on the blouse.  I think they came out pretty well for my first ones ever!  I can't believe I've never made button holes before.  For one, most things I've made in the past are skirts and dresses, which generally require zippers.  The few things I've made that did need button holes, I was not ashamed to ask my mom to do them for me on her super shnazzy machine.  :-)  
Here are some more shots of my skirt.  This is the top detail with the buttons.  I went back and forth lots of times on which buttons to get at a local independent fabric store here.  White looked a little too mod, so I'm happy with these blue ones.
This is the back kick pleat area.  You can see the top stitching on the center pieces a bit.
Here's the lining in the pleat.
Here is my beautious invisible zipper.  I hadn't sewn in one of these in a loooong time, but it went right in.  I kind of think invisible zippers are easier to sew in than regular ones.  Don't know why that is.
and here is the lining shot.  I'm always so proud of my lining.  Not sure why...


Dawn said...

I really love that kick pleat detail. I didn't realize it looked like that from the magazine.

Linda said...

Saw your review at PR so had to come and take a look at more photos. Really nice looking skirt and blouse. You shuld be proud of your lining, it looks great!

paco peralta said...

Jenny .-. you can be proud of the lining of the skirt. It is very difficult to polish these openings. I love the fabric of the skirt.

saludos, Paco