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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Loose Sleeved Tunic

I was going through my new fabric stash again and I thought this screamed my mom. I bought it to her and she said "It looks like me!", so, I decided to make her a shirt out of it.
Simplicity 3621 is the pattern I used. It was a relatively easy pattern to follow.
It came out really well and it fit perfectly, and even better than that it only took about 2 or 2 and a half hours, and about 1 and 3/4 yards of fabric. The only part I didn't like was sewing on the tiny elastic cord loop for the button.
I only changed two things in the pattern, the first thing I did was I left out the elastic around the waistband. The other thing I changed was the tie, instead of making a tie out of the fabric (which I didn't want to do because it needed just a little bit of contrast) I used a complementary vintage light blue lace my grandmother gave me.
The lace worked just as well as a tie would have since it is a very strong sturdy lace, and it's about . It gives the tunic a little more of a unique look as well.
Anyway I just wanted to share this since I said I would put up everything I make from my new stash!

Thanks for reading,
                 The Broken Thimble

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My New Fabric

I mentioned in my last post that an awesome woman from my church gave me a lot of fabric, and I decided that everything I make from that fabric I'm going to post on here.
This is only a few of the fabric pieces she gave me.
There are a lot of small pieces in the lot so I'm going to need a lot of ideas for projects that use scraps. So, (hopefully) I will be posting some how-tos on some of the things I make, or I will post links of where to find similar projects. I'm super excited to have some fresh fabric in my stash. And some of it is vintage fabric!

P.S. If anyone has any project ideas or favorite sewing how-tos, don't hesitate to comment!

Thanks for reading,
                 The Broken Thimble

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vintage Jacket

I just got this amazing jacket from the 1970s, that a woman at my church made for her daughter when she was in high school.
It is still in great condition and the fact that it fits me makes it even better! It's made out of a tight woven tweed in dark blue, cream, dark green, and a golden/orange plaid and it has wooden buttons. The lady that made it said that she made matching pants for her daughter to wear, and that she wore the pants completely out, but I'm really glad the jackets still fully wearable.
I must say I think the buttons are my favorite detail
She was and is a very good seamstress there is not a mistake on it, it's so amazing and it's so much more special that I know who made it. The great thing is, she let me go through alot of fabric that she isn't going to use, and I found this in one of the boxes, and she said "If that fits you, you can have it if you want it." so I was so excited when I tried it on and it fit. I am so blessed to have such good people around me!

Just wanted to share my favorite jacket in my closet, now I just have to find something to wear with it!)
Thanks for reading,
                 The Broken Thimble