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Mini-Wardrobe Contest: Pieces #2 & #3

September 28, 2013

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.

jalie top

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!!

jalie top close up

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:

Vogue_2987

And here’s my skirt:

houndstooth skirt front

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:

houndstooth skirt 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!!

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One Comment
  1. Hey! I came from PR to see your skirt, and my first thought was that you look like me – well, we have similar hair, plus my hips are bigger than a 10, too. Also, I was just in the Blue Ridge Mountains last weekend – cool. Love your skirt, and especially the fabric. I was surprised when I saw the pattern envelope – you’re right about it being more pencil-y than A-line. Oh, and I couldn’t believe they sent Kate home – seemed like they brought her back to groom her for winning – guess not! And can I just say that I was ashamed that Ken was from Birmingham (I’m from Alabama), because that attitude was just shocking.

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