Sunday, May 29, 2011

Black and White

I have been sewing up a storm with my new Bernina this past week. Here are some of my new creations. First, I bought some wonderful fabric from Marcy Tilton recently. Some fabrics are just worth the price, and I loved a french print. It happened to match a lavender cardigan I made several years ago. The fabric became a Tango Skirt - a pattern I have made millions of times. I was very pleased how this one turned out. I used a decorative stitch for the hem, which matched the design of the print perfectly.

Now for the topic at hand: black and white.

I have been trying to make more unusual pieces. It's been a challenge experimenting with new designs and challenging myself with new techniques.

I purchased black and white fabrics from - one is polka dot while the other is a stripe. I intended to use them together and was able to make two tops. It was fun making two totally different things. The first shirt is a Marcy Tilton pattern from Vogue, while the second is the Urban T from The Sewing Workshop. That's the joy of sewing.


  1. I love what you did with the dots and stripes Carolyn. Your tops are both classic and artistic at the same time. I'm sure you get many many complements on them!

  2. Glad you are getting on with your Bernina I love mine - your tops and skirt are great and your husbands shirt fits great am seriously thinking about getting the sure fit system too happy sewing

  3. I think you sew as much as I do, Carolyn. Love the black/white knit top. Your husband's shirts fit so well. Don't tell my husband you make them, please!
    Hugs, Joy