Tuesday, May 22, 2007

First two SWAP items, almost finished

The jacket needs buttons which I need to buy (I'm working very late these days and notions shops close at 19.00 at the latest) and then make buttonholes. The jacket is McCall 5007 with the collar of the Hot Patterns Wrapture Jacket and 3/4 sleeves (I shortened the sleeves of 5007 and took 1 inch in at the side seams). The skirt is a self-drafted A-line, with an invisible zipper and at least this one is finished.

Click on any picture to see a larger version.
The bias binding is limegreen and blue, to match the appliqued flowers.

The little flowers are cut from knit fabric that I will use for two tops, interfaced with knit fusible and sewed by machine.

Detail of flowers on the jacket, two lime green and one blue.

Detail of flowers on the skirt, two blue and one limegreen, for balance :)

Both the skirt and jacket need washing (there are still marks of blue fade-away pen, sorry for that) and ironing therefore the bias binding does not look as nice as it will after a good pressing.

Hong Kong finishing on the jacket (it is not lined so I wanted it to look nice).

This is my review on PR for the jacket (go to the end, it is an update to an older review) and for the skirt.


Tany said...

Lovely, Laura! I like the little flowers detail very much!

LauraM said...

They are really cute! Great details!

Lori said...

So cute, the flowers are perfect. I really like the changes on your jacket.

Erica B. said...

That outfit is so adorable!

julia said...

Really nice, fresh look. I love the bias trim and the way you've matched it to the flowers.

Katrin said...

I just recognized your blog a few days ago by admiring the results of the SWAP contest.
Your new items lok fantastic and I really love the colours and the theme of your new SWAP.


Vicki said...

Beautiful sewing and really cute outfit.