5.13.2014

Day 13 ~ Me-Made-May 2014

My youngest daughter, Melissa, and I enjoyed lunch and shopping together at our nearby larger city's mall today.  She has an event to go to and wanted a new dress and I couldn't convince her that I'd be happy to make her dress for her.  It's really probably better we purchased a dress she liked for now.
I wore my NEWLOOK 6108 sleeveless draped neck top with a rtw rust cardi and my Burda traced linen skirt from the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook.   These little sleeveless draped neck tops look great with a cardi or jacket.
Ah, but before we went to the Mall, we stopped by JoAnn's for me to pick up a couple of Vogue patterns on sale for 40% off.  Yes, I know..... I am the last sewist on the face of this planet who has not sewn the oh-so-cute Rachel Comey top and skirt, Vogue1247, but there's no excuse now!   And thought I'd try my hand at a pair of 'mock-fly zipper' shorts with Vogue 9008.  I think this pattern might be a new release.  Anyway, these will be my first Vogue patterns to sew.
My daughter kindly took my photos for me with her iPhone and she caught me thinking about the lighting and backdrop here.  I'm learning a lot about photography with these daily Me-Made photos!  There's a lot to think about!
As I paid for her $50.00 dress and top, I found myself thinking of how much fabric $50 would've purchased!
Top
Skirt

11 comments:

  1. I think you made entirely the right decision with your daughter's dress - unless she was happy with the idea, it was unlikely to have worked, and no-one would have enjoyed the emotional fallout :). I do like the cowl top.

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    1. That's what I thought too. Thank you Sarah Liz!

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  2. oh, these are wonderful photos!!

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    1. Thank you Mary! It was a fun little photo shoot!

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  3. You'll love that Rachel Comey skirt with the pockets but be aware it's really short. You might want to measure and add a few inches to the length. I found the waistband too high and took it off in both my versions but all of us are different. Plenty of reviewers love that high waisted feel.

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    1. Barbara, thank you so much for your info!!!! I knew it was on the short side, but didn't realize where the waist sits. Since I've never sewn a Vogue pattern, I'm not aware of the nuances of that brand.

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    2. I don't think the higher waist band is necessarily a standard Vogue trait, it's just the way this pattern is designed. Maybe it's a Rachel Comey thing! I am a bit long waisted so things often feel too high for me but this skirt, in particular, was especially uncomfortable. You could check out how Beth at SunnyGal Studio Sewing handled it with her version.
      http://sunnygalstudio.blogspot.com/2013/01/vogue-1247-best-skirt-pattern-ever.html
      I followed her instructions slavishly :)

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    3. Barbara, you are terrific! Thank you for also including the link. I will most definitely check it out before beginning!

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    4. You will find lots of excellent information on Beth's blog. She's a prolific sewer, sews part time professionally, and teaches. She has an excellent blogs. Plus, it's always fun to see what's blooming in her Northern California garden.

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  4. Hi Lisa! I have been following your Me-Made, but this is the first time I am getting to comment. We are about the same age or in the same season of life, so I really enjoy your outfits and styling. I have two grown children. My son is still in college and my daughter in serving in Peace Corps. in Indonesia.
    Thanks for sharing your new patterns!! I want to pick up the Vogue shorts pattern. It closely resembles a RTW pair that I love.

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    1. Nice to meet you Dharma! I've just visited your blog and left a comment on your Me-Made-May post. Your tops are so cute! The Vogue shorts pattern reminded me of a favorite pair of rtw shorts I used to wear back in the late 80s early 90s?! The view with the pleats. Let me know how yours turns out.

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