Saturday, September 20, 2014

Simplicity 1314, now in progress

Simplicity 1314 in progress
It's the first day of my vacation week, which means I binged on sewing today.

I worked on S1314.  I made a muslin a few days ago from black ponte in a 14, but it was too large overall.  So today I cut the real deal out of a 12 in turquoise (after all that voting and indecision, I think I'm going to make both versions--one in all turquoise and one in black with the gray topstitching, even though Lynn left a comment that it reminds her of a potholder.  That one I'm definitely calling my "potholder dress".  :) .

Here's where I'm at.  This one is a 12, with an 8 at the shoulder all pieces cut out single layer.   Most seams are just basted, and I have a few fitting issues to work out.  I really want to wear this to the ASE, so I probably need another 5 to 7 hours tmw to work on it and finish it off.  I'm on a little trip Monday and most of Tuesday, but I'll have some time on Tuesday night for last minute finishing touches if I need it.

Simplicity 1314 in progress

Here's the back


Simplicity 1314 in progress

I wrote out my list of issues to fix--it looks better on Izzy than it does on me; now I need to figure out the order.

I'm thinking I might quilt the lower front panel too.

I wound up quilting the upper front panel with a layer of flannel.  The batting was shifty and I don't have time for shifty.
Simplicity 1314 in progress
I used my chakoner to mark the lines.  I drew that CF line when I was done because I thought the diagonal lines looked askew and didn't cross through CF but it's actually ok.


Simplicity 1314 in progress
Not askew
Here's when only one direction was quilted
Simplicity 1314 in progress
And then both directions:
Simplicity 1314 in progress
I'm not a quilter so I have no idea how this was officially supposed to be done but it's good enough for my untrained eye.
Simplicity 1314 front upper panel up close

Ha, I can see the CF chakoner line I drew--it will disappear, eventually....

My sewjo is on fire--so many things I want to make or tell you about or show you that I recently made.  I have the next 6 blog posts written in my head, which is totally unusual for me.  Normally I post as I sew things.

It's been a while since I've shown you some flowers; here were last week's PFM flowers:
Princeton Farmers Market flowers, 9/13
The brown things in the center are millet; they smell like maple syrup--mmmm!

Be well!!!

22 comments:

  1. Your dress is coming along quite nicely! I think you think an absolutely beautiful job with the quilting. The lines are perfectly spaced and sewn! If you have the time, I would quilt the bottom too….my eye seems to want the quilting to go all the way down. Beautiful job! I look forward to seeing the end result.

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    1. Thanks Tomasa! I did the quilting of the bottom panel today--next will be the fitting!!

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  2. It's looking good! I really want to make up this one. Hopefully soon :)

    Goooooooo sewjo!!!!

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    1. Thanks! Sewjo is strong!! But I'm starting to get tired. Too much binging on sewing.

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  3. Oooh, I had voted black, but seeing the turquoise made me change my mind. It looks great, wouldn't change anything.

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    1. Thanks!! I think I am going to make it in black with gray thread sometime....so stay tuned!

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  4. Your dress is looking lovely, especially those princess seams.

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    1. Thanks Faye! I'm loving those princess seams too...though figuring out how to handle that corner better....

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  5. I voted black too, but the turquoise is pretty, and I know the color will be nice on you. The quilted layer of fabric on top looks wonderfully done to me. Honestly, this is such a great dress already Kyle!!! I'm impressed!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! The fitting is next!!

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  6. This dress is looking great! You are def's on a winner with this one ... J

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    1. Hi Judith! Happy to hear from you--haven't seen you post in a while so I'm glad you're still online!

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  7. Gorgeous - love the turquoise.
    The q. lines look perfect.
    Love the sunflower bouquet too. I've been picking mine for a friend's shop in town.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. The sunflower bouquet lasted 2 whole weeks!

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  8. Wow, this is superb. The quilting is exceptional and the color! Well, I love turquoise. You do such nice work.

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    1. Awww...thanks Mary! The hard work is next...the fitting!

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  9. I like the turquoise...it is an all around color for me. But that's just me. Your quilting technique is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Andrea! That's my first time quilting anything. Just made it up as I went!

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  10. I'm partial to the turquoise and with the quilting accent makes it look tre" chic. It's cute.

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    1. Thanks Sabrina! The quilting thing seems very trendy right now, like quilted sweatshirts.

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  11. I love it! Your quilting looks amazing and the color is wow!

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    1. Thanks! The color makes me happy!

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