Monday, December 4, 2006

My fabrics and patterns for the SWAP

It's so nice. I posted this photo on my newly created flickr account on Sunday and it seems that my swap fellows really like my fabrics. This is motivating... I looked so much at them that they started to look completely plain to me. Just click on any pattern sketch to get a bigger picture.
  • Plaid fabric (black/white/grey) - I want to make a jacket and a skirt. Already cut the jacket, using MJ3100 from I altered the pattern, lengthening it by 6 cm. Also gave up the Mao collar and drafted a lapel. I'll cut a collar after I sew the jacket and see how the lapel looks like and decide how big I want the collar to be.
    The skirt will be a straight skirt, with a yoke, using a Modern Sewing pattern (also electronic, as you see, I like using downloadable patterns cause I don't have to wait for the patterns to be shipped to me) generated to my measurements - sketch here on the right. I won't make the lacing detail
    however, I'll just cut a "normal" yoke. Edited 5 January 2007: jacket and skirt DONE, I'll be posting photos this weekend.
  • I would like to make this cross-over top from my reversible item, with a red side and a black side. I used my lunch break to go buy some stretch cotton (red and black), because I'm not sure I can find a double-sided zipper in my country. I've already made this top and I like it very much. For this Swap, as it is an office wardrobe, I will alter the pattern to reduce a bit the cleavage. The top that I made I have to wear it with a bustier underneath if I want to wear it at work.
  • I'll make a long-sleeved top from the white cotton/lycra jersey. I'm planning a close-fitting top, with a round neck. Collar and cuffs from jersey with black lace overlay. I might also add a false button extension in black jersey (simulating a blouse, you see) and maybe sew some black buttons on it. I'll use an existing T-shirt pattern for that and alter it accordingly.
  • Dark grey wool/poly - pants from a pattern I drafted myself, copying my favorite jeans. Already made this pattern and absolutely love it. I sewed on the pants yesterday evening until midnight and with a bit of luck they will be ready tonight. Want to take advantage of the fact that my husband is abroad until Tuesday evening. December is such a busy month that these are my only sewing moments and I will probably restart working on the Swap after 10 January 2007. PANTS DONE!
  • Jalie cross-over top (#2499) from red poly with black band.
  • Jalie camisole (#2564) - shown here on the right. Haven't decided pn the fabric yet.
Black wool/poly - Artful Dodger Slouchy Man Pants from Hot patterns. Never made this pattern before, so it is not tried and true. Hope it will work out however, my measurements seem to be pretty standard, even if I'm quite petite (1.58 m, I guess it's about 5' 2?) From the same black fabric, I will make a skirt inspired by the Hot Patterns bustle skirt - see it here. I have the perfect pattern to work on, one that I drafted from a too large RTW skirt.
  • Black stretch velvet - cami from Modern Sewing patterns, with black lace.
Seems I'm two tops/blouses short for the time being. I might make a white shirt but I still have to think about it.

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