My “burrito” experience – Part 2

I promised you photos of my finished Sewaholic Nicola.  I was lucky!  The weather was pretty good today and I was able to model it outside!  

Perhaps you remember from my previous post a few of the details…  I used a cotton/Tencel fabric, similar to jean fabric but much lighter and “glossier”.  I found the buttons in my stash, lovely gold coloured metal ones with a little crest on on them.  My stash has actually tripled because my sister brought me more sewing supplies and notions that a friend of her’s didn’t need anymore.  I love making a new dress without even having to enter a fabric shop!

Like the collar and the neckline?

Or the lace channel for running the self tie belt through?

Now here are some quick shots of the whole works!

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I’ve already cut out my next project!  What are you working on?

Happy Sewing!

…just sneaking one in here…

Our weather has been quite windy here and we have already lost power once (no TV, no internet, NO SEWING!) so I thought I would just sneak one in here now that the power has come back on – before it goes off again!

I was working on my Sewaholic Nicola.  I am using a fabric from my stash, 60% cotton/40% Tencel*, that I was saving for this dress.  This fabric is so soft, I think I am in love!

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Honey, I’m home!

As I mentioned before in my previous post – my day long shopping trip in Vancouver with my sister has ended – very successfully!  After 1.5 hours on the ferry to Vancouver, lots of driving from here to there and lots and lots of fondling of fabric, I can happily show you my treasures!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

First off, a beautiful rich brown for some dress pants for the office perhaps?

(67% polyester, 30% rayon, 3% spandex)

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This royal blue could be sewed up into some summer pants, next summer I mean!

(67% rayon, 29% polyester, 4% spandex)

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This one is a Tensel Denim – which is explained here.  I have enough for a full skirted jean dress.

(60% cotton, 40% tensel)

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

This fabric I could just DIE for!  Again I have enough for a full skirted dress.

(100% rayon)

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

We found this pinkish stiff fabric in the bargain section – hopefully I can make a short jacket out of it.

I think it had 80% silk on the smudged label.  It feels like silk.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

The minute we saw this fabric we both said “I’m not a purple person”.  But it felt so fine, we bought it.

It would make a beautiful skirt and would probably match the pinkish silk jacket perfectly!

(65% polyester, 32% rayon, 3% spandex)

Well those purchases should keep me busy for the next year (ya, right!).  Let me leave you with a couple of photos of the view I enjoyed from the ferry coming home.

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

Imagine… 1.5 hours each way of this…  just beautiful!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

For the first time, ever since I started taking the ferry as a child, the Captain announced that there was a pod of Killer Whales off the starboard side.  Suddenly every window on the starboard side was full of passengers.  I managed to get a peek, but no photos – sorry!  It was quite a sight!

Oh yes, I noticed Fabricana carries Sewaholic patterns, and some Jalie patterns too, if anyone prefers shopping in person to shopping on line.

Well I should go, it’s getting late, Happy Sewing to you!