This is the Life!

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:

New projects…

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.

Different Facing, Different Looks, Pattern Magic 2

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.

Author: Anne W

I love fabric, and sewing. And I could do nothing else but sew, all day, every day, if I could!

11 thoughts on “This is the Life!”

  1. I think you’re going to have a splendid weekend with those lovely fabrics. Enjoy!

      1. I know how you feel…my sewing machine is gathering dust at the moment. 😦

  2. 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! ^__^

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. 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.

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