Mini-Wardrobe Contest: Pieces #2 & #3
Lately, I have been a sewing slacker. I will blame this on a crazy work life and travel to the coast for an engagement party, but the bottom line is the slacking has got to stop! The Mini-Wardrobe Contest ends Monday!!
Today, I finished two more pieces for my mini-wardrobe. The first is Jalie 3132.
I really love this top. As always, Jalie directions are clear and easy to follow. The top went together very easily. The only tricky part was the neckline–I was worried that it might come out a little wonky. But it didn’t!! I’m very proud of this one. Look at that neckline!!
My second addition to my mini-wardrobe is a basic Vogue A-line skirt. I bought the pattern in a thrift store in Tennessee. It is labeled Vogue Couture Design 2987. The original price, printed on the pattern, was $4.00, so who knows how old this pattern really is. The envelope only included a size 10, and my hips are a little to big for size 10. So I got some good practice on altering a pattern. Here’s the pattern:
And here’s my skirt:
I used a wool, purple houndstooth that I bought on sale at Fabrics.com. And once again, I tried an invisible zipper. This time I got it in on the first try!! Woohoo! Take a look at my zipper:
I have one more piece to finish tomorrow, and then I will have officially completed my first sewing contest. Let’s hope for calm seas and smooth sailing tomorrow!!
BTW, has anyone been watching Project Runway? I was truly shocked when Kate got sent home! So sad!!