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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Opposites Attract - What I Wore To Church Today - Simplicity 2501 and Vogue 9791 (OOP)

Perhaps I should have donned a set of pearls!
So here is project number seven!  Simplicity 2473 (the 1st project number seven) is sooooo close to being completed but I set it aside to make this OOP skirt from Vogue.

Does that make S2473 and unfinished project to the second degree?  Hmmmm????  In any case, I will resume work on it this week.  I just need to hem it and put a hook and eye on.  It is a wool blend fabric - very scratchy,  so I may have to showcase it on my dress form if the weather is as nice as it is today....or any temp near it.

I wanted to use every bit of this fabric so I opted for a long skirt to go with this blouse.  I had about 2.25 yards and the pattern calls for 2.125.  It was very simple to make.  I decided not to line the skirt but ended up wearing a slip with it because the fabric is quite thin. 

One common thing that I've noticed about all of my unfinished projects thus far is an ill fit.  It seems as though I enjoy cutting so much that I overlooked (or feared) the all important adjustments.  DUH!  Never again!  You learn! 

This blouse is no exception.  It is too large in the neck, shoulders, chest and arm areas.  I can assure you that the next time I make this blouse, my measurents will be sewn into it!

I discovered both of these fabrics in Virginia's stash and knew that I wanted to pair them up.  They didn't disappoint.   They both are a little silky with a touch of crepe and some polyester.  Very comfortable! 

The first time I inserted the zipper into the skirt it was unsupported and puckered some.  Very unsightly.  I removed it and supported it with a fusible interfacing and it fits much better into the skirt.
Do a little dance!!!!

Even though there is some movement here, you can still see how the back fits.  Perhaps someone with a larger bust and broader shoulders would benefit from such a fit.

The skirt was a little large as well.  Have I lost some weight?  The Lord knows I'm trying.  I had to increase the seam allowance some which created a little less flare but flair nonetheless!

I purchased these shoes from Elder Beerman's a few years ago.  I remember my sister and I were shopping and she snagged the last red pair so, I purchased the brown.  Although I like the brown with the outfit I often wonder what the red would look like.  Guess I'll never know.  Her foot size is at least a half size smaller than mine.

It feels good to get some of the OOPs sewn up.  The year on this one is 1986! 

I have another forthcoming.  A McCall's NY dress.  I would like to have it completed in time to wear to the High School Graduation where I am a teacher.  We shall see.
Side view

MESSAGE FROM OUR BISHOP:   II Chronicles 7:14 - If My people, which are called by My name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  We must turn from our wicked ways.  Wicked ways are not pleasing to God.  So much can change through prayer.  Even those things that we think are impossible.  When we pray and seek His face we will receive His promises!

Until next time......BE BLESSED!


  1. Virginia's Daughter you did a super job pairing your dotted pies. What a nice outfit you created.

  2. Cute! I am loving the polka dots. Now I wish I'd bought some when they went on sale not too long ago at Oh well next time. Your skirt is absolutely cute.

  3. This is so lovely! I love the opposites. I gotta tell you though from the photos I don't think it fits poorly at all.

  4. I love your outfit, it's beautiful on you! Great fabric combination. I have that Vogue pattern and made it up years ago. It shows how the style of classic clothing lasts.

  5. You look very nice in this outfit. It looks comfortable to wear.

  6. Totally love your outfit... love the use of reverse polka dots.

  7. Thank you, thank you! Such lovely comments!

  8. You did a fantastic job! I love how you put those fabrics prints together.

  9. I love your outfit. All I can say is WOW!! I have been following your blog for about 2 months. You have given me the inspiration to 'color outside of the lines' referring to creativity. That's what making our own clothing is about, creativity. I look forward to seeing what you have made every week.

  10. bpatricia74....what a lovely thing to say! Thanks a bunch! I appreciate it! Take care!


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