Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
The first modification is that I cut the front panels on the fold. The very first time I made this skirt, I made it out of an Amy Butler print and made it according to the pattern. If you follow the link you will see how the skirt sticks out in the center front. I love this skirt and still wear it often, but I'm not thrilled with how the center front hang. So, I now cut it on the fold - laying the top 5/8" from the fold and taking out the smallest bit of fullness down at the hem. I like it much better this way.
This time, I folded the waistband to the inside and top stitched it down. I always wait until the skirt is finished and ease the skirt into the waistband finished to my measurements.
What you can't see from either of these pictures is that the red bled into the white a little bit. Isn't there a product I can wish this with again to remove some of the bleeding - or did I blow that by drying it already?
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I am at a loss. I have One, yep only one coat pattern. It is a Simplicity Threads pattern and has all the elements that Marji has indicated are important for a first coat. But having looked at other patterns, I don't love it. And maybe I want to make 2 coats. I don't know! Of course, I had the pattern in my handbag and now I can't find it!
Here's my first delima. Deciding upon a pattern - I have the threads one (with no pattern number or link). I'm also considering Vogue 7979, Butterick 4665 (I love the collar), Butterick 4875 (I like the off set closing, rather than the double breasted). I'm going to stop by a local fabric store and see if I can find any of these.
Second - what color? I was thinking of making a grey coat. Carolyn met JB and listened to him grumble about how all I wear is bland, boring, earth colors. So, why am I thinking grey? Well - because! Most of my wardrobe is brown. I have a nice brown raincoat as well as a short brown leather coat. But I don't know what to wear when I wear black. I do not want a black coat - so I was thinking grey. But then my ASG friends said if I like brown to make a brown coat it goes well with black.
Last week at dinner, I was talking with JB about this coat project and he said - red! Make a red coat. (The top photo is princess red). All fabrics are available from gorgeous fabrics. I can't really tell how red that red is, so I'm leery of it. I don't want a tomato red, but a rich burgundy red would be lovely. I'm also thinking pale pink - because well pink would be beautiful with all the browns I wear as well as black.
Opinions anyone? On pattern and/or color?