Monday, April 16, 2007

Other stuff I've sewn and new SWAP I'm planning

This jacket was made using McCall 5007 (see below). I've wanted however a bell sleeve, so I cut the sleeve and added a rectangle with small pleats. I've used rickrack for edges, catching half of it in the seam so only little triangles are showing. The fabric is a mystery one, coming from a sales bin at the my favorite fabric shop (Tany, if you're reading this, the owner is a very nice Portuguese man). It's a bit boucle, a mix of some synthetic fibre and silk, I think. Ravely, but it presses very nicely and it sews great. Too bad I had only a 1.5 m piece....





Details of the rickrack and the pocket...

Detail of the bell part of the sleeve

Wrong side of the bell part of the sleeve. I didn't line the bell part, because I didn't want it to be too puffy. That's why I did a Hong Kong finish on the seam.


Hot Patterns Denim Diva Wrapture Jacket - done in black velvet, with black and white polka dots binding (used that to make bounded buttonholes too, hope you can see them), with vintage buttons and quilted lining.


I'm planning a new spring/summer SWAP built around a skirt I already have and love. It's bought not sewn, made of savage silk. Cut out the lining which was a very ugly polyester and must do a new one.


The SWAP will include a previously sewn item, the Cross Your Heart Top which is my reversible item in the TimmelFabrics Swap.


And the first item of this SWAP was finished the past weekend - it is another interesting top from seeitsewit.com. The original pattern was with straps, I drafted another back and sleeves, using my Jalie wrap top which is used a lot these days to redraft armholes and sleeves. The top is very-very flattering for my B-cup and it is made in the light avocado cotton lycra that you see together with the blue and aqua cotton lycra in the SWAP picture. The darker avocado at the bottom of the picture is organza.
I'll make another top like this in black cotton lycra, this time using the original pattern, with straps and half a back - it will be perfect for salsa dancing.



This pictures tell me I should lose 1 kg - it's the Easter kg... All the cakes and pannetone and stuff...
That's it, for now, I hope you like it.

10 comments:

Jen said...

What a cute outfit! I love that interesting top and the bias skirt with the plaid looks great!

Erica B. said...

I love the outfit with the plaid skirt but that jacket with the bell sleeves is my fav! You did a great job on all pieces!

Tany said...

I second Erica! LOVE the jacket with the bell sleeves!

Shannon said...

That bell sleeved jacket is adorable!

Summerset said...

I love the velvet jacket - the dots add a little extra something to what could be a little too plain!

RuthieK said...

Got a question. What the heck is 'savage silk'? It sounds cool, but I suspect something didn't work out in translation. Is it 'raw silk' do you think? It's hard to buy silk here so I'm not really up on it.

Stephanie Lynn said...

Just found your blog. I love this jacket! You did a great job adding the bell sleeves.

Laura said...

Wow, didn't expect my bell sleeved jacket to have so many fans! Thank you for your comments, I enjoy greatly the jacket, it is so comfortable!
Normally I like my jackets and clothes rather fitted than boxy, but this one, with its cute Jackie O shape told me I must make it!
Laura Lo

Laura said...

Glad you like the little dots, Summerset, I'm a big fan of polkadots. I'm finishing right now a top which is a combination of black and white stripes and black and white dots.
Laura Lo

Laura said...

Ruthie, my mistake, it's not savage silk, it's wild silk. I must have been thinking in French when I wrote savage :)) Maybe because of my SWAP title...