Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PR SODUKO CONTEST 2 OF 10: Burda 7136

I have a ton of stuff going on but I won't whine about it. I HAVE been sewing! LOL! I actually have 3 things completed and 1 more in progress. I'll start the Birkin flares after the vest is completed. Then the white skirt and white jacket hopefully by mid-March. I'm saving the tees - easiest items - for last. 

So again, no real modeled photos. Sorry. There'll be tons of pics though when everything is finished.

I've made this pattern a few times. When I made the last one, in chambray, I finished it and HATED it. I ended up chopping the sleeves to around elbow length and that made it wearable. Well, same thing happened this time. I finally had a lightbulb moment and went back to the pattern. Turns out I royally screwed up on the full bicep adjustment after making it the first time and there's tons of extra, unneeded fabric through the center of the sleeve. Huzzah! I can fix it for next time. 



I did a good job on the collar! 

This was my first time sewing seersucker and it was fine. I didn't lose the 'crinkles' anywhere even with pressing.


How I ended up finishing the sleeves. 


ALMOST perfect on matching the yoke to the back pattern piece! 


My shirt was going to have pockets. I made the first one and sewed it on. It was crooked - well it was straight on the flat pattern but crooked on my body. I removed it and reattached it. Too low. I removed it and reattached it. Too far from the center front. I removed it and gave it MAJOR side-eye and decided there was no way in {a warm, fiery place} would I reattach that pocket again.


I really like the finished shirt! It screams spring/summer!  I think it's going to be an awesome wardrobe piece as it looks great with SO many of my existing bottoms. And yes, I fitted it very closely on purpose.

WIP:
Simplicity 1499 vest in olive


Vest front and back are ready for topstitching. I added princess seams to the back and will be topstitching ALL THE THINGS on this! :)

Until later!!!!

24 comments:

  1. I'm always glad to see you back, and even happier to know you have been sewing!! I think the shirt looks great! The vest is going to look so good with all the topstitching, too. Keep up the good work!

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  2. I love the skirt! The shirt is lovely too.

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    1. Thank you!! The skirt is a Lekala pattern I've done up a couple times. :)

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  3. Is this the Ralph Lauren seersucker from FM? I just got the red/white check and wondered about how it would sew. I've not sewn seersucker either.

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    1. It IS from FM but I'm not sure if it was the RL. I bought it a little while back.

      It handled pretty well. It has that spongey-ness that can make areas feel bulky that shouldn't be, know what I mean?? Also, the collar/collarstand have to be handled with extra care not to stretch/distort them.

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    2. Okay, thank you. That's helpful to know. I am 1/2 on the Burda Mag-a-month challenge after failing fantastically AGAIN on a stupid shirt pattern. Waaah.

      Your shirt looks great and I think I'll try 7136 next.

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    3. Oh and I have no idea what's up with the time-stamp on these messages. It is definitely not 4am!

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  4. Love, love the shirt and the skirt.. You did a wonderful job on that collar..looks perfect.. Love what you did with the sleeves. Happy sewing.. and best wishes.

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  5. looks great and I am loving that shirt!

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  6. Love your shirt! What a perfect job matching the lines.

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  7. Oh Ms Nakisha, what a great top! I love the color and your styling! This is definitely a great one!

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  8. I love that Lekala skirt - must check it out. Good idea to start with the complex garments first, get them out of the way. And the shirt is gorgeous - and got to love seersucker, wash and wear, no ironing.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz! Ooh, I didn't know seersucker didn't need ironing - yay!

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  9. What a great blouse. You will most definitely get a lot of wear out of it and yes that collar is BEAUTIFUL!

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  10. You look amazing in this skirt and blouse. I have outfit envy!! Your collar is sewn perfectly. Do you have any tips or do you think it's just doing them over and over again? I'm still trying ....

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    1. Thanks Mary! I replied on PR to your comment!

      I really like this outfit and can't wait for warm weather!

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