Colette Patterns - Iris

Check out how wrinkly I can make shorts! Just kidding. Very similar to the others, a light blue denim I found at Fabrics on Fourth.  I am into them. They’re way too big though. I could easily do two sizes smaller, probably another. Since they’re high waisted they have to fit over my lovely belly that currently houses a delicious burrito.
Colette Patterns - Iris

Colette Patterns - Iris

My beautiful pair of red shorts I made.Colette Patterns’ Iris shorts. Red denim purchased at Fabrics on Fourth in Philadelphia. Size 16– though I should have done a size or two smaller!  Eventually I will have a picture of myself in them.

I love grabbing some fat quarters that I like for future little projects from Spool.  Here is a quick pleated coin purse for my friend Tanya. The pattern is from Bags– Modern Classics.  Ignore my unkept nails.

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Pleated Clutch Purse

Colette Paterns - Iris in blue and red

Here’s a preview of my totally finished and lovely Iris shorts– two pairs!  I wanted to show off the fancy fabric I found for the pockets. Totally in love. They need a good ironing and maybe I’ll get around to taking a picture of myself in them– probably not.

This is how I store my patterns:
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My apartment is in a tragic state at the moment, but I did reorganize my fabric stash. Here’s some pictures of it!

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Colette Iris #2

Last night I had a few extra hours and I managed to start assembling my second pair of Iris shorts. I’m very happy with how quickly this comes together and I can’t wait until they are done. All I need is another invisible zipper. The pocket lays flat, but I wanted to show the awesome fabric I chose for the pocket!

Colette Iris #2
Colette Iris #2

Colette Iris - Red

These are some shorts I made a few weeks ago when I discovered my borrowed machine has no zipper. I just have to get a) an invisible zipper. Here are some pics of the almost finished shorts.

Colette Iris - Red

 Colette Iris - Red

Colette Iris - Red

The original reason I bought this pattern was for the dress above. It was love at first sight– I immediately bought the fabric and pattern. Maybe it’s because the countless hours I spent watching Lassie, but I am so drawn to this dress. My plan is to make a wearable prototype out of some red broadcloth I purchased.

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A few weeks ago I made myself a shirt out of linen (McCalls M3588) which had questionable poofiness. When all was said and done I looked like my baby was due any day. I tried a few ways to save the shirt, but in the end I liked the fabric so much, I thought a purse would be more appropriate.  This is the third bag I’ve made from Bags– The Modern Classsics, which I highly recommend.

I got my new machine (Singer Fashion Mate 7256 on sale for $120!?) on Tuesday and I anxiously waited until last night to try it out for the first time.

So I love the pattern, but I already know I’m going to be taking this apart and redoing part of it.

First: The Strap.

Sweet AnneMarie Bag

I was fooling around with the pretty stitches on my machine and I really like this one. Cute, but I really want a leather strap for this.

Second: I’m an idiot. I totally put in the magnetic snap in wrong on the front. (Not pictured.) and sewed it all together so hastily, when I add a nice leather strap, they’ll all be fixed.

Otherwise I totally love it.

Sweet AnneMarie Bag

ImageA couple years ago I purchased a great little jersey dress from Target for $14. It went on many adventures but it is now time to retire as I have gained some weight, it’s a little tight in the wrong places, and it’s a little worn. When I was browsing Target.com the other day, I saw this pretty little girl and realized Simplicity 1880 would be perfect for it.  This weekend, I will be picking up some jersey to try it.

I thought it was time to dedicate some time to my sewing and knitting, even if I’m not doing it that often. I like my other websites, but I don’t necessarily want all of them on the same blog. Well, we’ll see how this goes, I guess.