Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Update #1...The Weenie Dog Blouse

One project done, many more to go!

2+2 Blouse
 
I've sewn many variations of the short sleeve Oliver + S 2+2 blouse but this is only my second long sleeve one.  I went ahead and traced off the next size up (6) for my growing little girls.
 
 
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The fabric is a M'Liss print from Hancock Fabrics.  I think the print was called Weenie Dog Flower Power.  It caught my eye a couple of months ago sitting on the clearance rack.  The little girls have a thing for "weenie dogs" and enjoy torturing playing with our friends' dachshund.  So, I couldn't resist buying the fabric. :)
 
I just so happened to have some bias tape in the right color that was wrapped around some of the fabric I purchased from Bessie Mary as Jan was closing her shop. 
 
 
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button
 
 
The buttons down the back are purple and I sewed them on with some vintage orange thread.
 
 
thread
 
Over the last year or so, one the nicest ladies from church has been gifting me with her sewing supplies.  The last bit I received had several spools of thread on wooden spools. Thank you, Mrs. Wondergem! From what I can gather, Coats & Clark started using plastic spools sometime in the 1960's.  That means this orange thread is older than me!  I wouldn't use it in my machine but it's perfect for sewing buttons on.
 
I'll be working on the Clever Charlotte Peridot Pants for MG today/tomorrow.  I also need to add a little length to BK's Jasper Jodphurs which works out well as both pair of pants are brown so I won't need to swap out thread. Hopefully, I'll have another update in a couple of days!
 
 
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18 comments:

  1. I can't believe you didn't buy that bias tape and fabric together! What luck! You're first project looks great.

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  2. I adore that fabric! It's the perfect pairing of fabric and pattern (and bias tape), too, so cute.

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    1. Thanks, Uta! As soon as I saw the fabric, I thought of the 2+2 top.:)

      Cindy

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  3. I really wish they still made wooden spools as standard. Something about them just makes me feel better! I love the top, it is adorable.

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    1. I know! I love the wooden spools.:) Thanks!

      C

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  4. LOVE the blouse in the Weenie dog fabric, Cindy!!! Not because I love Weenie dogs, but the colours and pattern are just lovely. I only have a couple of wooden reels of mercerised cotton left. I should look up what 'mercerised' means. I've thrown so many *empty* reels away over the years... wish I had kept some.

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  5. Love the blouse! And I love that you used that piece of bias binding. Makes you feel good, doesn't it?! Keep it up!

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  6. Love the tops, Cindy :-)
    & I love wooden spools too.....there is someth about them!

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  7. the bias tape matches perfectly!
    and how nice of that lady at church to give you sewing supplies :)

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  8. So cute! I heart the 2+2 so much, I really should make another!

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    1. Thanks! The 2+2 is one of the few woven tops that my girls love to wear.:)

      Cindy

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  9. I love the weenie dogs! All your colorful and creative clothes are so inspiring.

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    1. Thanks, Joy! BK wore the top yesterday so it's definitely a fave around here.:)

      Cindy

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