Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time for Another Giveaway

Moving back into my Sewing Space

While moving back into my space, and deciding on The Monthly stitch challenge patterns for March Miss Bossy Pants. ( if you haven't voted yet see the poll on the side or in my previous post.), I set aside another pattern to giveaway. I love the details on the skirt and the feminine look to the jacket. As a stay at home mom and temporary dental hygienist, I do not have many chances to dress like this. I have decided to set it free to be sewn and worn by one of you lucky readers.
                                                 Vogue 8543 (size 6-8-10-12)

I found several who have sewn this beauty, my two favorites are seamstress:Poppykettle and Pattern Therapy.
Lately I have been sewing and mending for others, and I decided I was due for some selfish sewing. I broke out my Sewaholic Renfrew pattern and brown Italian wool jersey purchased over a year ago from Gorgeous Fabrics.

 I have read over and over how much people like this pattern and finally I am getting around to sewing one for myself. I only had 1 yard of fabric so it was a little tricky but I managed to make it work.  I didn't make a muslin and trusted that my measurements would fit. I basted it together in the sides to check the fit , because the wool jersey does not have as much stretch as other knits it was a little snug. I unpicked the sides and sewed them with a 1/2 inch seam allowance instead of 5/8". Other than that I did not make nay changes.

I'm not sure what's going on with my hair, but its the best I have to choose from. 
I love a pattern that fits with no alterations.

I plan to sew another in blue wool jersey with the cowl neck and maybe a dress version in charcoal. With our rainy cold February in Seattle I want warm snugly things and I think my wool jersey Renfrew will be better than leaving the house in a snuggie.

Comment below if you would like Vogue 8543. I will select a winner next week Thursday 2/27/14.
Good Luck!


  1. I love that jacket and skirt pattern...very elegant!

    Nice renfrew! Nothing more satisfying and useful than making a knit shirt! Have you tried the free plantain pattern by deer & doe? It's great too.

    1. I have seen that one, but forgot about it. Have you tried it? Thanks for the reminder,

  2. I love your Renfrew, I too have the pattern, but have yet sewn it up. I've heard rave reviews about the pattern, but I don't know why it hasn't made it across my sewing table. I think I should give this a try because I love the fit of the Renfrew compared to other patterns I've seen. Wool jersey...oh how warm does that sound right now?

  3. That's is exactly what I have been saying for while. It is a great basic, which I need. Your Emery's are so fantastic!

  4. I like your Renfrew too. Count me out of the giveaway list - lovely pattern but I have too many already.

  5. Love that jacket, would love to win it!

  6. that renfrew is such a popular pattern! yours looks really well fitted and that gorgeous chocolate-y colour suits you.
    (No entry, thank you)

  7. The renfrew looks great - basics like that are an essential pattern to have. That said, the Vogue suit is devine!