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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Running Around in Circles...

Embroidered Circles on silk, that is...
This is another version of M5529 OOP...I made one with a fuller peplum last summer.  Several people have asked to see a picture of the pattern envelope since it is no longer visible on the McCall's site.

This is in a black faux dupioni with embroidered silver circles on it from Hyena Productions. This is a very
quick-to-sew top; I added an obi-style belt to emphasize the waist.
I've already worn it for a dinner party and I'm sure I'll wear it again during the holidays.

A recent just-for-fun purchase from eBay was a pleated silver coat from babettesf...for obvious reasons, I call it
my Michelin Man coat...
I'm sure it will go to at least one party in the next few weeks!

I'm awaiting the arrival of my friend Carolyn who went to Puyallup with me last March; she's here for a few days on her way to Los Angeles to spend Christmas with family. We'll see what trouble we can get into while she's here...

29 comments:

  1. Did you make that top in the first picture yourself? That is stunning. I love it.

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    1. Thanks, Marla...yes, I make a lot of my clothing!

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  2. That is a fun coat! Like the top too, very smart looking.

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  3. Both pieces are just gorgeous! And you wear them well. I love the silk you used for your peplum top/jacket--I'm always a sucker for circles and polka dots!

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  4. Oh, I LOVE that top!! It is so elegant and a wonderful silhouette for you. And the coat is soooo much fun!!! It's perfect!

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  5. Great top and coat. I enjoyed the links to your older posts since I didn't "know" you then!

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  6. I love your top! The coat is different ;-) I love your blog - so inspirational.

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  7. HI Margy,
    I'm not sure if you know me, but I love your sewing! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog/One Lovely Blogger Award
    Please see:
    http://goodbyevalentino.com/2012/12/12/thanks-cherry-pix/

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  8. The top is wonderful and the coat so much fun. As always, they both look so very stylish on you! M5529 seems like it is designed for a knit, but I gather your silk is a woven? Did you adapt the pattern at all to get the lovely fit you've achieved?

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  9. You look fantastic. Great outfit.

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  10. Margy, the "faux doupioni" fabric is absolutely fabulous, and you chose a wonderful pattern for it. You look great!

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  11. Your newly made jacket is stunning. Not so sure about the eBay purchase. Enj oh the holiday season.

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  12. I want to be you when I grow up...only a few more years, but I need to grow a few inches in height if I want to achieve your elegance! Beautiful!

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  13. Margy I just love love that top - you're stunning in it and your new coat is very funky and very you. Shame that pattern is OOP because I love it, but think I may have spied something similar in one of the Burda magazines.

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  14. I just found your blog through "Goodbye Valentino" You are my new sewing hero. That top are coat are awesome!!

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  15. What a fantastic top. Love it with the obi style belt. Your new jacket is quite unique. I think it's awesome to experiment with interesting shapes like this.

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  16. Oh elegant as usual, you make the rest of us feel so ordinary! Not that I begrudge you your wonderful senses of style. You and "Goodbye Valentino" can be guaranteed to look stunning. My mother had that look too but unfortunately it wasn't genetic.

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  17. The circle fabric made a lovely top, and the outfit is really cute. Your coat is sure to draw attention. It's avante-garde and very you!

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  18. Love, love, love your top! You have the most wonderful sense of style, and your fabric/pattern choices are spot on. This top is really amazing - love the style on you, and love the fabric! SUCH an inspiration to us novices!

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  19. Love them both, but that coat! Oh my. Almost lost the tea I was drinking when I saw the pic. You wear oddly beautiful things so well, Mama!

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  20. Love both the elegant top and the fabulously funky coat! You wear everything with such elan.

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  21. Oh my goodness - what magnificent style you have! You sew like a goddess so it's only appropriate that you should be wearing a silver coat. Wow.

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  22. you now have a 2nd nomination I have bestowed the Very Inspiring Blog Award to you http://psewing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/blogger-award.html - I love your blog.

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  23. I love the circle top - the fabric is stunning! I liked your first top so much I went out and found the pattern (on Ebay for those who are interested!)

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  24. Great outfit. Your are looking chic and beautiful .

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  25. I am in awe of people who can sew like you - a truly enviable talent. The pleated silver jacket is incredibly funky and will make a statement wherever you wear it!

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  26. I so enjoy how you can wear pretty much any shape and look wonderful.

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