Whoop, I’m on a roll with the sewing stuff! 😀 I love it, nothing better than spending hours all day with the music on and the sewing machine whirring. So what am I up to now.. well, now that you ask.
I have these:
In a clockwise direction starting top left, duck-egg blue fine whale corduroy, a Christmas present from a good friend a few years ago. I still hadn’t decided what to make with it, but I have a feeling that it will make a very cosy jacket. Remember I made a pattern that had a darted sleeve head? That was a year ago!!! Well, I think this is the fabric for that pattern! Two for One is finally going to live up to its name.
Next, the blue silk. I’ve had that a good number of years now too! I recently held a Pattern Magic workshop over a weekend, and one of the patterns we tried out was the Different Facings. I love the idea that from the same bodice front pattern you can get different tops just by altering the shape of the facing. So I am keep to make a top with this fabric using one of these patterns.
And lastly. The grey herringbone twill. That I got at Sewing for Pleasure earlier this year, and it will be the jacket in the photograph opposite. Daughter no1 fancies it very much, but I will not be using the pattern directly from the Burda magazine. I am going to have to pattern cut it because I am not in the mood to use precious time adjusting a pattern a million times! Daughter no1 is petite, very slender, but needs a FBA in every pattern.
Sewing With A Plan! At last… 😀
Enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing, and where ever in the world you are.
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I think you’re going to have a splendid weekend with those lovely fabrics. Enjoy!
I still haven’t been able to start!!! I hope after this weekend to have some time again.
I know how you feel…my sewing machine is gathering dust at the moment. 😦
That silk is amazing!
I know, right?/ I should have got some in the green too. ;s
Oooh those pattern magic shots are enticing!! I love the idea of changing the shape of the garment by changing the shape of the facing… ingenious!! 😀 That jacket pattern looks very cool too – can’t wait to see how yours turns out! ^__^
I have made the patterns for the facings in 1/4 scale for the workshop I did, now to make time to do full-sized ones! I’m feeling the asymmetrical one.
I hadn’t realized what a difference the shape of a facing could make. Something I’ll definitely be trying out. Can’t wait to see what you end up doing.
Cool, hu? I think the asymmetrical one is problably the one – but need to make the pattern and toile first. I loved your peplum “dress”, btw.
Thanks! And, yes, the asymmetrical one is pretty awesome.