Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Take That Stash!!

Well sewing friends, I have discovered Sewaholic Patterns.  I was supposed to be cutting out the linings for my skirts but found myself instead cutting out a muslin (sheetlin) for Sewaholics' Pendrell. (I couldn't stand seeing it sit in my collection without being used.)
 My muslin, which will become a pajama top.
 Michael Miller fabric.
 Tina Givens
 Alexander Henry.
I have been saving these fabrics for a special pattern and I've finally found it.  I'll be making a lot of these shirts -- for work and play.  I didn't fuss with my shirt one time today!  That, my friends, is a record!!

Yardage used:  9 yards of fabric.  One full sheet (with some left over for another project).

Happy sewing!!

32 comments:

Sew Blessed Maw said...

You have done a great job..Love all the blouses..What a fantastic pattern.

Far said...

Wow! How GreatItIs To Find A Pattern That WorKs for You So Well :)

Christy S said...

Yes it is wonderful. The thing is, I didn't care for the pattern when I first saw it because I never noticed the tank. Now that I've given it a chance...love! It doesn't hurt that Sewaholic patterns are designed for pears. Who knew?

Christy S said...

Thanks. I really like this pattern. Once I get tired of making these (and after I finish my skirts), I'm going to tackle her pants pattern. I'm going to need pants and bermudas to go with all of my tops. LOL!

Mary said...

Sewaholic is one of my fave pattern companies. Great for our shape (pear).

iris said...

Ahahahaha, "sheetlin". Great. I've never heard the term before!

Isabella M. said...

Love all the blouses.I also sew. I would have small trick for you have a little more cells uptake them, as I You should wear a necklinesthe spitz, optically slims. Sew beautiful things. regards from Bonn

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Christy - you've been on a roll :).

These tops are lovely - again the mix of the classic shapes in really fun fabrics. I love your style :)

The PJ top is great too - fantastic use of your muslin.

Sam said...

My goodness, you have been busy! I keep meaning to get this pattern.

dkswife said...

They are all very nice! Lovely work.

iwantahandmadewardrobe said...

This is terrific Christy! They all look great :) m.

Christy S said...

Thanks Isabella. Your tip didn't translate into English correctly. Would you rephrase it? I really want to know the trick. Thanks.

Christy S said...

I'm sewing "factory style" so it moves along quickly. I really love this pattern. Now I understand why people make duplicates of the sewaholic basics. I, of course, have the Cambie dress waiting in the wings to be sewn as well.

Christy S said...

Thank you!

Christy S said...

Thanks!

Christy S said...

Thanks Sarah Liz. These fabrics make me very happy. I put on the sushi shirt after it was finished and couldn't stop smiling. It made me happy, happy, happy! I'm finally at an age where I want to wear things that are truly me and make me happy. As for my muslin, I love that sheet and it's so very soft. It's perfect for a pj top. Hopefully I have enough left over for matching bottoms

Christy S said...

I figured it was a bit more descriptive. Haha!

Christy S said...

I can't believe I waited so long to try it. I'm in love!

redpointtailor said...

Thanks stash busting! What a great job! And so many tops at once :-) always useful!

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Yes, age can be very liberating that way :)

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Christy, I hope Isabella sees your comment and can throw some light on the meaning. I think what she might mean is that a neckline split, not spitz, optically slims. Sarah Liz

Scheryka said...

I guess I'd better find about this Sewaholoic, huh? Great job bustin' the stash!

Hana said...

These tops are adorable! Good work, Christy!

Far said...

Me Neither, Re Not Noticing The Tank.Version. Only.saw.Tonnes.Of THe Ones.witb The Sleeves That I Doubt Work Well With My Upper Bicep.Consciousness.... :)

Christy S said...

I feel the same way about the sleeves, but I'm going to give them a try with challis and see what happens. Worse case scenario, I remove them, right?

Christy S said...

I hope she sees it too. I think that you are right and she does mean that about the neckline, which I can see that being the case. That might work on days at work when I'm not being over someone's desk or them standing over me when I'm sitting (which is actually all of the time and oh jeez, I just though about that. Yikes!!)

Christy S said...

I agree!!

Christy S said...

Especially since I sold 3/4 of my wardrobe prior to plowing full steam ahead in my sewing room.

Christy S said...

Oh yes, you should definitely check out her patterns. They are such great basics. There are a couple that won't work for me, pear shape notwithstanding, but for the most part - wardrobe basics!

Christy S said...

Thanks Hana!

SarahLizSewStyle said...

Hi Christy - yes, not a good idea at work, I agree!! You've got to think about those things :) A row of buttons or a strip down the front achieves the same effect while not allowing people a full view down a split!

Linda said...

You have been busy! Nice looking tops. I have that pattern and need to give it try!