Sunday, 21 July 2013

Next Marni finished as well as another Abby and the TNT I sewed on the sewing weekend

A long title to say that I have finally something to show.

First up is another TNT paired with a StyleArc Marni Jacket. I love this TNT dress. I don't think I will stop making them any time soon. Love the Marni too but I think 2 is enough.



Looking at the pics I think I need to re-position the shoulder pads a bit. I might even use smaller ones. I actually thought I would dress it up and put on stockings - needn't have bothered - you can't tell I am wearing any - that's how bright white my legs are!

The fabric is gorgeous but unfortunately doesn't show up very well in the pics. It is a reversable knit with a "tweed like" look (I think that is the right term). I ummed and ahhhed over which side to use as a dress and which to use a jacket etc. One side is black with light taupe flecks and the other is light taupe with black flecks.

Once I had made up the dress I instantly wanted another in the lighter colour. (and some slacks in it and a top - it sews up a dream too) I rushed back to Remnants Warehouse to buy some more but alas sold out!

Here is a close up of the fabric. I have turned the hem of the dress up so you can see the contrast.



The other item I want to show is another StyleArc Abby cardi in a lightweight taupe sweater knit that was a bugger to work with. I haven't sewn with this fabric before and it wasn't easy. Very open knit. I do like the end result though.


A little windy but you can see the ruffle of the rolled hem.

I used a rolled hem for the edges. I really like this cardi and think it is flattering because it elongates the body. I think this is my style. TNT straight dress (pegged in slightly) and the long cardi.

I have also made a lovely teal one of these cardi's but didn't get a chance to get a photo taken.

That's it for now.

Have a nice night / day - whatever it is in your neck of the woods.

33 comments:

  1. I love the last cardigan on you BeaJay - it really does flatter you - the long line and the central line - I think you read my post on that. It's elegant,slimming, and the softness of it really goes with your beautiful wavy hair and your face. (I hope I'm not waxing too lyrical here).

    The tweedy fabric is lovely - all you need is a simple dress for a nice fabric like this. The slim skirt emphazises your lovely shapely legs- as do the shoes. A winner :)

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  2. I love the Abby cardi, it's a really nice look on you with the TNT dress as well.

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  3. Both cardi's look great! You are getting a nice finish on those - better than I've managed so far.

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  4. You are looking very stylish and love the lines of the last cardi over your dress, as you say it elongates your body and with your TNT dress you can have a wardrobe full of stylish outfits.

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  5. Cool work BJ. These both look great.
    Your wardrobe is coming up trumps.

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  6. Yes, this is a classic and sharp look - I have much cardi envy.

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  7. Love the look and that back view is wow! Can I have your legs? ;)

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  8. Both outfits are winners! I agree about the shoulder pads ... maybe even removing them altogether. The Abby cardi is definitely a great look on you. I love those waterfall cardis myself. And, yes, your legs woman, YOUR LEGS!! :-)

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  9. both look fantastic!
    Helen

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  10. Two lovely go-to outfits, both look great!

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  11. You are rockin' those Style Arc patterns! Looks terrific!

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  12. The TNT dress looks dynamite! (Corny, but couldn't help myself) I loke the Abby cardi best on you as well. Isn't it funny that when we experiment long enough and find our style, we just know? Happy sewing.

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  13. The outfit is very flattering and I love that knit fabric. What a perfect jacket fabric.

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  14. love this! It's amazing. I bet you feel like you can do anything in that outfit! The fabric is perfect -- too bad you couldn't get more. g

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  15. Very nice job with both jackets. I love StyleArc but haven't noticed the Marni jacket before, now I'll have to take a second look. Love the Abby cardigan too and glad the fabric worked out because it makes the cardi look so easy and elegant.

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  16. Love both pieces! You are really sewing a great wardrobe for yourself!

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  17. BeaJay, oh you are looking mighty haute in your lovely additions to your wardrobe! Stunning!

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  18. I really like your cardis and I'm little jealous that you have a TNT sheath dress. I really need to work on that. The cardis really look nice and I know that was what you were showing off, but I keep focusing on the dress and thinking about how I need to find a flattering length like that.

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  19. Love the outfits, they work well for you. You certainly are whipping up some great winter clothes...J

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  20. You look great in both of these! I really love that reversible fabric, too.

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  21. Piping in a bit late here to say I love both outfits but the dress+cardi looks great and the hose with the heels adds to the wow effect.

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  22. Great job on all of them BeaJay! The look with the cardi and the dress is my favourite.

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  23. You are developing some great TNT patterns. The abbey cardigan is definitely a winner!

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  24. I agreeing with tne nice legs comments. The Abby cardi is inspiring too.

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  25. Great TNTs! I don't think you need the shoulder pads either.

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  26. Sometimes it is sooo worth wrestling with tempermental fabric...what a great result! So drapey and so feminine! Thanks for the close-up of the fabric and the wavy hem really is darling!

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  27. I love the contrast lapel and cuffs on your Marni - what a brilliant idea! Hope your cardi is warm for this cold snap we're having, it looks very snuggly

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  28. These are some really great makes! I think you are right, this silhouette looks terrific on you and you don't really need the shoulder pads. I particularly love that second cardigan; really elegant :)

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  29. Very stylish! Love these styles on you....especially the dress...brilliant that you've nailed a TNT!

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  30. That Abby is a great look -- very nice!

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  31. Ooooh! I do like the second cardi! And your dress hits at just the perfect length (not to self!) - your legs are great!!

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  32. Love that second cardi on you, very elegant outfit.

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  33. Hello again! Both outfits look great and very put together. The Marni would look lovely with a bright necklace, (maybe red? be daring!) and a simple thin belt to pull it all together. I have a pattern similar to your cardi, but have hesitated in making it up. I wasn't sure if it would suit me or not, but after seeing how great your's looks, I'm inspired to go hunt through my stash to sew one up in. I look forward to seeing the teal version!

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