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
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 I originally made the two-layer collar in black and white contrast, but decided it looked rather vicar-y, removed it and added a plain neck binding.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
SWAP 2018 #3 or is it?: Style Arc Daisy TROUSERS [not pants] in black linen. For once, I pre-washed this to soften it up. It’s quite a heavy-weight, and I was concerned that the trousers might be a bit too voluminous and stiff. Even after washing, it’s got some heft, so we’ll see how this … Continue reading Daisy Wears Me Troosers?
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
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
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…
SWAP cutting, with a parsimonious theme. Three items for SWAP so far, nothing sewn yet. First I laid out my stash raided heap of grey fabrics, and eyed the Style Arc Lani tunic pattern, [which I got free after the problems with the Ziggi jacket.] It’s a woven pattern, but I wanted to dodge the need … Continue reading Cut to the Quick…or to the Slow