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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Working on B5718

I'm making progress on my coat. I've been working on it a little each evening. The front & back, sleeves and yokes are in. All that's left now is to add the collar, lining and buttons. More to come...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I began working on the pattern pieces that require interfacing of my coat B5718 last night. That's as far as I've gone so far. Last Saturday I had the intention of sewing as much as possible but decided to stay in bed and take care of my cold, which was a good thing to do. I'm going to sew a little this evening.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Projects On The Cutting Table

Here is a preview of my upcoming projects:

B5718, already cut and ready to go. I'm making the short version (red jacket) I think it's view B. Vogue 1100, there is enough of each of these fabrics to make two full suits, one houndstooth and one in the solid. But I thought about the jacket in the houndstooth and the skirt in the solid. What do you think?

Vogue 8567, the skirt & jacket. Simplicity 2636, the top with sleeves. I have several pieces of black fabric to make the pants.

I've wanted this coat for quite some time in this fabric. New Look 6736

This purple faille from will be a jacket and skirt, Butterick 5294

And this one will be OOP Butterick 3638, a royal blue for the jacket and a solid black skirt (fabric underneath the pattern).

I know these two fabrics look almost the same shade on my monitor, but here they are side by side.

I am not sure what I want from the last two pieces. I love animal prints. It could be a lightweight coat for Spring. When I first pulled it out, I thought about a skirt.
I think when this one was originally purchased, I wanted it to be a skirt, long and breezy. It is a satiny, crinkle type with strands of ribbon and specks of clear sequins sewn throughout. I may have to come back to this one later.

Monday, February 1, 2010

M5768 Tunic-Complete

I used M5768 ViewB. The fabric is a lightweight crepe print I purchased from one of Joann's red tag clearance sales last year. It's a loose-fitting pullover tunic with front and back neck bands. There is an inverted pleat on the front below the neck band and the sleeves are slightly flared with sleeve bands and side slits. Started this project on Saturday evening and finished up Sunday night. I was thinking about adding something for the neck and sleeve bands just to add a little touch of contrast although the fabric is very vibrant. We'll see.
Here's a closeup of the sleeve band and the side slit. I have a very dark blue denim that would look great with this. The great thing about this tunic is I can wear it with even in the summer with white pants. Happy sewing!