I've been sewing up a storm, More of a bit of a stiff breeze really. There's something tired and worn about my wardrobe and it needs updating. I've grown sad for it's sorry state and I want to try to replace the sad and worn with new, basic, classic pieces that can easily be mixed and matched. This is what I'm starting this year.
I am trying techniques I learnt from Pam Howard's Tailored Shirt class. I like what I'm producing and am beginning to be proud to wear and show them off though, I don't always have a willing photographer when I'm wearing my creations and my photo skills are a joke!
I am learning, by trial and error (and with the help of some generous bloggers taking the time to post useful info) to adjust and measure patterns to fit before sewing.
I used a full bust adjustment on the first shirt pattern front an front facing. This technique is all over the interweb and is easily found.
Blah blah blah! I could, but wont, go on about it all; instead, here's some of the debris the sewing storm left behind......
|Still not too good with picture taking|
|That Prima dress again|
.......but in black t-shirt fabric bought in Broadway market in Tooting SW London. The coat fabric was bought in the same place and the two cost me £22 altogether. The pattern for the coat was from this old Burda magazine, from 1/2011 style 126.
I started these, one cold, dreary Thursday afternoon and finished on the cold, dark, dreary Sunday.
Some more pictures
|closer on the cardigan/coat|
|I used the collar turning method from this site|
|Trying to work out what the instructions were asking. I figured it was asking for a collar with a stand, but for cuffs.|
|It makes me look like a funky, '70s school dinner lady! |
I'm not sure I'll wear it :^)
I accidentally melted the collar and so am left with the stand, alone. Now, of course, the 17-Y-O wants a shirt or two. She's gonna have to learn to sew for herself!
|My 17-Y-O's way of wrapping gifts.|
My 17 year old came home with some art stuff to throw away and I managed to save this
before it went into the recycling bin. She says it's just a little sketch! I've got it on my bedroom wall.
There'll be more whenever I'm free to blog.......
In a double ring ceremony!