Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quickies: Vogue 1261 + McCall's 6404


First up...
Worn with my red Vogue 1039 ciggies!

Vogue 1261 from Alice + Olivia.  I cut the size medium.  I used a "mystery" sweater knit that I've had in my stash for YEARS!  I don't even remember where I bought.  Probably Walmart before they stopped selling fabric.  Every so often I would find some real gems for $2/yd!  
I love the neckline and the raglan sleeves.  I like the "idea" of the suggested design details, but they just didn't work for my fabric choice.  I didn't do the outside seams or the ribbon detail and I didn't leave the edges raw.  
In an effort to perfectly match the stripes, I ran short on fabric and had to cut the sleeves shorter than I wanted to.  But I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Then I made...
Worn with my favorite sequined tunic and my Donna Karan cape.

McCall's 6404 leggings or skinny pants.  They are not MY idea of leggings because the leg opening isn't as narrow as I'd prefer a legging to be.  When I think of leggings, I think of something so fitting that it goes on like a second skin.  These are not leggings.  But regardless, I like them -- A LOT!  
We all know that details are most difficult to capture on black fabric.  But the seaming detail is why I was drawn to this pattern.  I lengthen the rise by an inch and an inch for the leg.  I cut the medium in these because I wanted them to be really fitted.  I used the most fabulous jersey fabric ever!  I  bought this black super stretch heavy RPL from Gorgeous Fabrics months ago and finally got around to using it.  I can already tell you that these pants are going to be a winter staple.  They're heavy and feel like ski pants.  The fabric is so thick that Spanx aren't even a thought.  They smooth everything out.  
Worn with a fur gilet and over-the-knee suede boots.

On yesterday, we tailgated for the Magic City Classic.  And I decided to pair the tunic with the pants to represent the black and gold colors of the Alabama State University Hornets (they lost... better luck next year).

These are two pieces that will be well worn by spring!

21 comments:

  1. Good job - all your creations looks very well made :) Love the look with the cape and leggings - fabulous!

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  2. Girl you know how to make some KILLER separates!!! Too cute and I know they will go the distance!!!!

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  3. Love them both! I thought that top pattern would be flattering, and it totally is!

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  4. I love the Vogue 1261 and the fabric you chose. Both items are really chic!!orvai

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  5. You are so chic! Your projects look SO much better than they do on the pattern covers.

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  6. You look great! I am realling lovin' the hair....

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  7. Wonderful as usual. I love that you were rocking that black and gold!

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  8. Fabulous, as always!

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  9. Great pieces, as your photos show you could start to build a whole wardrobe round these two, all the looks are fabulous.

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  10. Funny, I was looking at that Vogue pattern yesterday thinking what a hidden gem it was. I will be making it for sure. And I like the leggings as well. Very fall appropriate.

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  11. Love the Vogue top and I may have to check out GFabrics for the black fabric you used for your leggings sounds and looks fabulous! By the way I too found bargin fabric at my Walmart upon occasion. My Walmart is starting to bring fabrics back so you may want to check your's out again.

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  12. Great look, love the patterns they are both on my fall sewing list! Did you have to add a zipper to the pants? Which view did you sew? Thanks, Sue

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  13. Just discovered your blog...love it!!

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  14. Yay! That Alice & Olivia Top is on my short list to sew up. I'm thrilled that you got to it first so I can see what you did.

    Also, those skinny pants are great. Just great. I have a hard time finding foo black heavy weight knits. Black ponte is definitely on my list.

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  15. LOVE! all of it, I bet that fabric for the pants is awesome! I have been looking for something similar.

    BTW, I LURVE YOUR HAIR!!

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  16. I love it all! I especially love te vest!

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  17. Another wonderful look! You are on a roll!

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  18. Erica I have to tell you, you INSPIRE me!

    You and I have similar body type. However, you have an "eye" for styles that compliment your figure and you wear them with such confidence. After seeing some of your outfits I've copied you almost item for item....and it works. Thanks for doing you!

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  19. Very well done!

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  20. Any chance of making an outfit in maroon and white in the future? Go Bulldogs! Woof!woof!

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