Thursday, 27 September 2012

Just a quick peek....

I, and several others, have showcased McCall's 6436 over the past few months, so my blurb won't be too detailed this time.
Again, the sleeveless view (remember, it is heading into summer Down Under!) But this time I have 2 fellow bloggers to credit my design ideas to. No sneaky photos from behind closed change-room doors on this top!!!
First off, Pdiddly at P'thrifty sewing blog made the same shirt with a black placket - design steal #1. This idea just made the shirt colours pop!
This top has even adorn the Hyatt Hotel, Jakarta!

The back view of my top...

Just love the fabric - it is a Wenzel Australia fabric with a beautiful cool feel to it.
My next design-pinching idea has come from Suzy at Suzy Bee Sews. Suzy must have the biggest stash of funky fun lining fabrics that she pops inside most of the outfits she whips up... 
Fun facing inside one of her latest pairs of pants, and the lining of a fantastic jacket. Please, go and check out her latest sewing craze with pants - she has just nailed the fit to perfection...

Anyways, I have pinched Suzy's idea of a bit of colour popping by pulling out the jade colour in my fabric, and using it in the collar underside...
Not that obvious when I am wearing it, but if I ever get swept away in a gust of wind, and my collar flips up, well, colour popping I will be doing...

Now, time to do a little of this ....



...before starting on these ...














Does anyone else put off the domestic (boring) side of the day in favour of whipping up something new! 

26 comments:

  1. Love your top Judith - stunning - beautiful fabric too. I have this pattern but have not progressed to collars and buttons - too scared at the moment! But I hope to get there soon Does Wenzel's sell to the public?

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    1. ive the collars a go, BeaJay. There are plenty of helpful tutorials 'out there' to help. And this actual pattern has a collar and stand that comes together easily.
      As for the Wenzel fabric, yes it is available to the public via a few stores. They have been wholesalers since 1911. Not sure if they have their own store or not...

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  2. Lovely shirt. The contrasting collar and placket look good. Nice kitchen too. It looks already spotless to me so just go sew...

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    1. Thanks, Ruth, but the dishes stacked next to the sink are calling my name - must teach them the names of my kids!!!

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  3. Looks fantastic! I love, love the pop of colour under the collar, it picks up the bit of jade in the main fabric :) and thanks so much for the lovely mention, you've got me blushing!
    PS - I have to force myself to do the housework first thing in the morning otherwise it gets forgotten real quick as soon as I start sewing! I'm not the best housekeeper anyway and with the temptation of sewing compared to cleaning, well, the sewing always wins!

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    1. Housework, blah!!! I'm currently on 2 weeks school holidays and really had no plans on doing a great deal of housework...but the fairies haven't turned up yet to do it for me...

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  4. I love your version of this shirt, the fabric is beautiful. Thank you for the mention you gave me too, I am very flattered.

    Your pop of colour on the under collar is lovely, here is wishing some wind your way soon.

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    1. No wind down this way, it is Spring and the flowers, the flowers are out and all is looking good...

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  5. Fabulous fabric combo! Love this shirt....may steal it the next time I'm in your neighborhood......

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    1. Neighborhood/Neighbourhood....what's in a word amongst friends!!! I am still getting use to the different spellings around the globe...

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  6. Sewing first, housework later... I love your shirt - all the details are great!

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    1. I am right with on you the sewing first...housework! What housework???

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  7. I love the black placket with this fabric - I may well steal this idea myself. I absolutely love contrast linings and facings and use them whenever possible. As for housework: I did some once ...

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    1. See you are a 'did-it-once, ticked-it-off' type of girl....love it!!!!

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  8. My mother used to say "If you want to sew, let the housework go". Somehow she managed to sew for herself and 6 kids, and the house never looked too bad. Love the shirt, and especially the bright under-collar. I love a contrast lining anytime!

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    1. What a wise mother you have! And you are one of 6, do they all sew as well as you???

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  9. I love the elevation of the classic with all these details- you plan so well.

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    1. Thanks, just love me a new shirt anyday!

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  10. Judith, great top! I have this pattern, but was curious how it would look when done, as it has no bust darts or anything that I saw. It looks great though! Love your contrasts.

    I sometimes also let the housework go when I sew. Which reminds me...time to do laundry, lol.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, we both seem to be into shirts at the moment! Love your latest white blouse. This McCall's top does have bust darts, which are fairly well camouflaged in my fabric. Housework finished yesterday, sewing today...(insert 'happy dance')...

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  11. Love, love your new top..SO pretty..
    yes!!! I have to force myself to do the everyday things like cleaning,laundry...first thing.Because,if I start sewing, or looking at blogs..........uh -oh...the day is gone.lol

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    1. I know exactly!!! Time flies when your having fun...

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  12. Love your shirt and that pop of colour on your under collar is perfect.

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! The colour gives it a little lift...

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  13. Lovely top. I like the way you have pulled out the colour of the fabric with your button choice. Do tidy homes and dressmaking go together?

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    1. You are absolutely correct, Louise, tidy homes and dressmaking rarely make a connection...

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