Saturday, January 22, 2011

LATE - Breast Cancer Awareness

Vogue 8603 (skirt) Butterick 4898 (top)

I made this skirt

Breastcancer Awareness Skirt

in October 2010 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, I had other priorities that had to be accomplished and it did not get finished as plan. I also had this top planned

Breastcancer Awareness top

to match the skirt. I had this pattern in my stash for a Looong time and thought this would be just the moment to make it up.

I don’t have many pictures of the skirt being made up because, well umm, my camera have a tendency to disappear and reappear at will. These are the only photos I have of the skirt in progress.

Top and skirt in progress - better                 Top and skirt in progress

I call them the rough ‘drafts’ of the garments. Very rough. I have a few more photos for the top, but they are not of the finished top because it is not finished. I need to make a mental note to myself to pay attention to detail. I done a 5/8 seam allowance on the collar piece and a 3/8 allowance on the back. But that is ok.

Back seam mistake 

(And I didn’t even notice until I had the two pieces sewn together.) I made do because I was not going to unpick. I remedied that by sewing the upper collar and lining the same way. Good job! It looks nice to me.

A close up of the shell of the top.Top fabric close-up

The back, in the making of something beautiful that celebrates the Power of Women who Has overcome and WILL overcome the black shadows of Breast Cancer.    Back top progress

Top in progress - againThe front.

I am moving on to the skirt, until I actually finish the top because this is all I have for it right now.

The first thing I want to show you for the skirt is the lining. I used something, I don’t know what it is, but I think it’s a poly something. I can actually wear it reversible but I am not comfortable with it that way.   

Skirt and lining

Skirt zipper stressing                      Skirt Zipper

I am really happy with my zipper this time and it would actually look better if the skirt was not so tight. I thought I had out the 14, instead this is the 12. I am going to go back in and let it out a little, since that all the space I can muster up – a little. Then all the “stress points” can disappear and look better than they do now. I wore my skirt to church and was scared to move too much for fear of ripping a seam! Also, I know on the packet the skirts seam a bit high waist, but dang, my skirt kept rising to my chin, it went up so far! lol So, yeah, I will surely let it out as far as possible.

Skirt back viewThis is the inset detail. As I see this picture, it’s crooked – the skirt. Yeah, those seams are coming out!

                               CLose up on skirt side

The side detail is what had drawn me to this pattern in the first place. You can hardly see it because, like I said, my skirt kept creeping. But, it is really cute and I will be doing another one. I am thinking a black, and maybe a herringbone and hounds tooth in a pretty color. It would look good in a crisp white too. But I AM NOT ONE FOR A WHITE BOTTOM!  

Skirt stressingHere’s the whole outfit I wore to church service. I wish I could knit or crochet so I can reproduce this top and scarf in a Neapolitan color scheme. You know the buckets of ice cream where the chocolate is always the last to go…IF it ever goes.

Here are more views of me playing around in my outfit before I HAD to take off my boots. Oh, and go cook dinner.

Skirt side view 

                                          I wasn't ready

                                                                                   Proud of skirt                         

                                                                                                               Just posing skirt

Skirt back view

Thank you for your time and I will have the top done….one day. But when I do, You know I will post it.

Until later, Schey.



Kat said...

Heheh the strawberry is always the last to go at my house!

Even though you are not happy with the fit, the skirt is gorgeous. And I love that you have done this to draw awareness to such an important cause.

Myra said...

Too cute, I love this skirt! I have a pattern I'm currently working on by Voque Options that's similar in the front, but I love the back of your skit too!!

ScheyF. said...

Kat, thanks a lot. I tried to have it done in time but with a house full, sometimes...wait...most times, time is not of the essence.

Myra, thanks. I love this skirt even though it is bit tight. I plan on doing it again in a slightly stretch material.