Monday, May 17, 2010

Vogue Top & Sewing Lessons


I finished this last weekend, but finally wore it to work today.  I got lots of compliments from my students and colleagues, and it was mostly comfortable.  I found myself adjusting the bottom whenever I stood, but that might've just been my own self-conciousness.  Here's my earlier blog post about Vogue 1085 and the construction.
If I make another it would be a gift, as it's stretchy and fit isn't difficult with a wrap tie top.  I wore it over a black cami and my black RPL skirt that I've had forever. 

Tonight I'm headed over to give my niece her second sewing lesson.  She's going to spend 3 weeks this summer at a "Fashion and Function" class learning how to design and make her creations.  A new Singer was her early birthday gift from her parents, so I headed to Joann's and filled up a cute sewing box with all the essentials, and grabbed a couple patterns and some really cute cotton prints.  I had so much fun shopping for her, and gave her the gift on Saturday.  We immediately sat down and ran through machine operation and how to read a pattern and take measurements.  We are making a pair of pj pants out of the new fabric, so I have to go over there tonite and help her start to stitch the pants together.  She's so excited to learn, and I am so excited to teach her!
Ok, home again... and she has the sewing bug!  We only need to finish the waistband and hem, but you should've seen her face when I said I had to leave and we'd finish on Wednesday.  Totally bummed, she wanted to sleep in them tonight!  I also brought over a box of some fabrics that I decided she could use more than I could and she's already got her next garment planned... She's coming over again Saturday to make a dress for a party she's attending Sunday.  So much fun!!!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

Your shirt looks fantastic...and how awesome that your niece has the "sewing bug!" I will be excited to see what she makes!

Gail said...

I really love this style. I wish I had someone to teach. My daughters are currently disinterested.

Christiana said...

You look great in your new creation. Wonderful job!
How awesome it is to be able to inspire the next generation and keep the art of sewing alive.

Sue said...

Your top looks great - the blue is great on you.
I was so excited when my eldest son asked for help to sew a cape as an art project but sadly that was the first and last of my sharing the sewing experience with my kids.
Have fun with your niece.

Nóra said...

You look perfect!

elizabeth said...

It's wonderful to share your talents and knowledge with someone who has the same interest and enthusiasm. And your top looks great on you! A good choice.

Bunny said...

wow, you are really dropping down in size and look fabulous! Great top! Isn't it wonderful to share your passion. I can already tell this young lady will be hooked for life thanks to Auntie. What fun!

Linda said...

Great looking top and skirt. So nice of you to teach your niece how to sew. It really sounds like she has the sewing bug.

Rose said...

I have another compliment for you. You look fantastic in this outfit. Great sewing job on the top.Your hard work with weight loss shows!! Have fun teaching your niece. How nice that you are welcoming her to the wonderful world of sewing.

Cindy said...

I love your energy! I am teaching a fellow mom from my kids' school to sew on Thursday. We are beginning with a skirt! Sewing survives another generation!

amber said...

That wrap top looks great - love it with the plain black separates! I also love that you're teaching your niece to sew!