Friday, May 3, 2013

Sewing for Me! Diplomat Top and More

At last at last, some sewing for me!
I spend all my sewing time on the kids so I thought it would be nice to sew for me for a change. I have gained a ton of a weight after having Prince C so I have not been to happy sewing anything for myself.  However I have been trying to lose weight by exercising and eating healthy these past couple of months so I thought it was about time I made me some new clothes. (The weight is coming of slowly but I am sure it will stay off this way too)
I made myself a Diplomat top which I have bee dying to make forever. My mom bought this fabric for me for another dress but I thought it would look great with this pattern instead. The pattern is lovely to follow and easy to sew. I am sure I will be using this pattern much more.

This picture is a work in progress. I tried to pattern match the front bodice pieces and to my surprise it came out nice looking. While I was working on this I though "How would Justine do this".  Her pattern matching is amazing!! It must have worked too. :)
I did change the zipper a bit. I kinda read the instructions but deiced to sew the zipper in like the Fairy Tale dress. Since there is no lining on the top I serged the raw edges first and hand tacked the zipper down after I sewn it in. It worked out just fine.

I had bought a Clothkits skirts too but I just traced off the pattern and made this skirt. The kit's skirt is a lovely cord that I am saving to the end of summer to sew in hopes of getting sown to a smaller size.  

I also made this chevron skirt from a McCall's pattern. I have been wanting to try this pattern out for a couple of years. I am sorry I didn't make one sooner. I just love the pockets on this skirt! I hope to make one or two more.

I have a few more things cut out for myself I just need to buy some thread and find some time. ; )
Happy Sewing!


  1. That shade of blue is lovely on you, Sharon! Great top!

    1. Thanks! It was so wonderful to sew for myself.

  2. Ooh what pattern number is that McCall's skirt? It is just my sort of skirt. I like what you did with the border too.

    1. It McCall's M5591. It has the directions for the border in there. you'll love it!


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