I have a lot of fun with Marcy's patterns. Most of the time they are a challenge with all of her pieces. I had some cotton knit and then purchased another cotton print knit in Scotland and they matched. I didn't have enough of one, so combining them worked. The pattern was not meant for knits, but it worked well. I didn't use the facings and just served the edges.
I used variegated thread on the serger and a friend gave some buttons from her stash.
I actually made this last winter, but never got it photographed. I had a piece of wool that I had gotten from a estate sale and it fit perfectly for this vest.
I had some trim that I had bought in France that I used on the front and the pockets.
I had some gold braid that I added to the shoulders and back seam.
I put the pockets welts in not the same place on each side, so added buttons to the top of one side and the bottom of the other side. Then I hoped the viewers eye would go to the buttons instead of noticing that they were not in the same place on each side. Our mistakes do push us to get out of our boxes.
I made my own bias for the inside seams and armhole.
The pattern comes in at the bottom and I brought it out about two inches so it wouldn't fit so tight around the legs.
This is a Tessuti Pattern Olga Tunic Top that I downloaded from the internet and taped together. Viktorya Allen suggested it on Facebook in the wearable art group.
This wasn't that bad to tape together as it is pretty basic. I would say that it runs small. I had to add a couple inches to the sleeves and inch and half on the sides. I shortened it a inch. It has two other views and I hope to try those as well.
I didn't have enough material to make the sleeves as long as I wanted. So this is the add on.
Adding a bias stripe around the neck really makes it pop.
I didn't have fabric to make a full pockets so had to piece that as well. Added a couple of buttons. I really like this pattern.
This was a vintage voile fabric that I had in my stash. It was only 36" wide so I had to put a steam in the front to get the width of the front of the dress. I shorten the pattern 2". I lengthen the sleeves and then was able to turn them up and sew a button at the top of the fold.
I like the ruffle in the back. I lined the dress with a white muslin. I found some old buttons that my Mother had saved and it gave it a nice detail.
I took a workshop from Sue Keys in making silk flowers. Sue Keys is a very talented artist in my PenWAG group. It was so inspiring. This is the one that I made. She had a crimping machine that she would do some of the silk ribbon with a wire edge for us.
These are some of the examples she brought along for us to get some ideas from.