Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sewing bug still strong

My daughter Emilie was home for the weekend. So as usual, we went to a shopping raid. I really needed pants. And I wanted a Levi's, my first. The shop was really busy, and there was only one attendant at the women department, but she did her best to help me. She has been very nice and efficient.
We took the opportunity of our trip to the big city to go and see some fabrics stores I found in the Yellow pages. Oh gosh, those are ugly shops, but they contain treasures! I'll visit them regurlarly I think.
Emilie wanted a "Japanes" top, like the one on Kitty Couture. But the pattern is out of print. By luck, I have a top she liked and that could be a substitute, at least in her mind. We found the perfect fabrics, but my top is made of knitted fabrids, the fabrics we found are weaven. It rang a bell in my head. As soon as we hit home, I made a fake top in muslin. And I'm glad I did, because indeed, cutting the fabrics at the same dimensions would have been a disaster... Thank you JoWynn for insisting on preparing your work carefully. Without you, I would have jumped to the real fabrics directly...

Anyway, here we are. After the trials of last night, I made this this morning:
It was quick (took me the morning) and she loves it.

I hope your weekend is as good as mine! Take care.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

The top you made is as beautiful as the model. ;)

solange said...

Tu as bien fait de reprendre cette activité. Tu fais des très jolies choses et je suis sure que ta fille est ravie de les porter (en plus cela lui va à merveille)

JoWynn Johns said...

Brilliant! It looks marvelous. Tres japonais. Et, en plus cela lui va a merveille.

(I think I understand that!!)

Oh, how I wish I could remember more French.

Corryna said...

This looks wonderful! I think I have to make one too. For myself :-)

Wurzerl said...

Das sieht wirklich Klasse aus, Vero, Du hast aber auch ein schickes Model gehabt!!!
Liebe Grüße vom Wurzerl

Wanda said...

Just got caught up on your blog. You've done some great stuff over the past month! And the pictures of the garden..not to mention the cats...are wonderful! I sure wish I could complete things at a quicker pace than I do now! How do you do it?

Kerri said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend with your daughter. You're so creative! The top turned out beautifully and suits your daughter very nicely.
I enjoyed the photos of your garden and the kitty too :)

Conni said...

Lovely top - and daughter!

You are an inspiration!