Wednesday, April 9, 2014

KCW Day 2

I sewed another Izzy Top yesterday.  The yoke was cut from more scraps of Little Folks voile and the skirt is a slubby linen of remnant bin origin.  I did not seek her input on fabric choice - the first time in awhile I have gambled so - but she liked it and wanted to wear it immediately.  It is cold here today, though, hence the layering.  I would have chosen different items ... but you win some, you lose some.

This linen looked awful when I gathered it.  I guess it is too set in its ways to gather docilely, so I pleated it instead - four pleats in the front and an inverted box pleat in the back.

I made my button-loop modification again, and finally found a use for this adorable button I bought a couple years ago without a purpose in mind.

I did try to modify the pattern to produce a clean inside finish, but it is going to be a little trickier than I had thought - I have to make modifications while sewing the bodice pieces together.

I do have two more of these cut out but I'm not sure when I will get to them - I am blogging from my bed where I am laying sick, feeling as though someone hit me repeatedly with a baseball bat all night, so KCW Day 3 will definitely be a bust.


  1. ouch, sorry to hear that you're under the weather. I really like the dress& think she did a surprisingly good job picking out the clothing to put under it. My lily would have found two more prints in non-coordinating fabrics and demanded that they be worn together. lol I also wanted to invite you to join our facebook group (newly created) for new/up&coming bloggers to chat, help each other, and network together - it's call "small fry bloggers." I hope you feel better soon!

  2. What a fabulous button! I love the dress. I hope you feel better soon and can sew on day 4.

  3. Oh no!!! I hope you feel better soon! I really love the AMH voile on these, and you can never go wrong with linen - the pleats are cute!

    I am thinking about to finish this more cleanly inside ... so have you tried doing it like the o+s Ice Cream Dress? Did you mention that last time? That was my first thought as well - or the Geranium Dress - both have the lined upper bodice with button closure (although I think the Ice Cream top stops short of the bodice ...). I always have to consult the instructions when I do those lined bodices, just to remember the order of operations. I should have it down by heart by now, but a reminder is always helpful.

    1. I tried to modify it for a clean finish but I thought I could do it without consulting the Ice Cream instructions and I couldn't, and then I got frustrated and just serged it all together :) If I make another today I'll check the instructions and see if I can do it.

  4. Oh I hope you feel better soon because I live vicariously through your sewing (if you can say that). :))) Love that top and N is so beautiful!

  5. Both tops are lovely for your girls. I send you thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I was sick for 2 weeks and am thankful to feel like myself again.


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