Easy Piece-y

SWAP 2018 #4:  Butterick 6287 pieced tunic.  Using print and red fabrics salvaged from much-loved dresses, and scraps of black viscose jersey. Fabric-wise, this is a complete nightmare.  The print is an unidentified poly from the market, quite slinky and silky but with medium heft.  The red embossed [sweater knit?] was another market find from … Continue reading Easy Piece-y

Tilton at Windmills

Vogue 8793, Katherine Tilton.  Black viscose jersey with mesh detail on collar SWAP 2018 #2 First time I made this was in my zebra print, with mesh sleeves.  I originally made the two-layer collar in black and white contrast, but decided it looked rather vicar-y, removed it and added a plain neck binding.  I kept … Continue reading Tilton at Windmills

Platt du Jour

Vogue 1415, Tom and Linda Platt tunic SWAP 2018 #1 Cut from a red stretch velvet remnant which limited the length of both bodice and sleeves [which is fine, I’m 5’3″ and despite having monkey arms, like my sleeves a tad short]  The velvet was originally purchased to make a Xmas nightshirt for my daughter … Continue reading Platt du Jour

Short Cut

Well, fairly short.More SWAP gear.  Today, black jersey with mesh detailing, V8793, a Tilton pattern I’ve used before.  I’ve cut the double collar, but may not use it, we’ll see.  That was easy. Then, a pieced B6287.  A favourite pattern, I wear the 2 tops I made from this a lot.  One pattern piece went … Continue reading Short Cut

Cut to the bone…

More cutting out of SWAP items, plus some pics to prove how good the ‘almost no waste’ cutting went. Ruffle skirt [non-Swap, but hey-ho] I mean, look at that!       Then the red velvet top Impressive! The grey taffeta was the best though: Next I got two trouser patterns out, both size 18.  … Continue reading Cut to the bone…