Montag, 26. September 2011

Autumn Palette

I was inspired by Colette Patterns idea of making a colour palette for sewing. So here is my palette for autumn.

It´s mostly bright and bold colors. At the moment I really like this autumnal yellow and red.

Today came some fabric that really fits the bill. Unfortunately the patterns for these have not arrived yet. So I will show you photos as soon as they get here.

Montag, 19. September 2011

I finished something

Finally I can show you some finished things. It´s all nothing very special and somehow I am not very pleased with my sewing lately. Hopefully this will change the next weeks. But on to the pictures (sorry no worn ones, I simply had no time):

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The top is made from the Sorbetto pattern by Colette (and the best, this pattern is free). I really like this easy and quick top. I used the sleeves by Mena from "Sew Weekly". I have some other Sorbettos planned. I think this is my favorite top pattern right now.
The shorts pattern is by McCall. I like the side construction, which is like a skirt, but they are a bit to short for normal wear. But they are nice for weekends. Maybe I make another pair someday but will add length.

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Another Sorbetto. I got the fabric for a really good price. I like the somewhat Edwardian feeling about this top.

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Finally I was caught by the Lisette passport dress. I like the front dart. Normally I have no problem with the sizing of Simplicity, but this dress rans really small. My somewhat heavy fabric added to this. I like to wear this dress, but can´t wear it for very long. This is very sad, because I like the look of the dress. It reminds me of the Sixties.

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This is the Violet blouse by Colette. I had some problems with the collar. All in all it´s wearable, but I don´t think it will be a favorite. I like the fabric. It has an indian touch.

Today I sewed a Fifties dress. I am not so pleased with it, but I think it is wearable. But this time I want to show worn pictures, so it will take a while to post about this.

Montag, 12. September 2011

New fabrics

I recently bought some new fabrics. Mostly for planned projects.

First my silk fabrics. They were so expensive, but I couldn´t resist. I think I will make some more Sorbettos out of the flower silks. I already started to embroider the white silk. This will be a working bag for my embroidery.




Then I was at our local fabric shop and found some treasures. I have a plan for all of them already.





Next time I will show some things I finished the last weeks.

Montag, 5. September 2011

Making the 20s: Finished

Somehow I didn´t manage to show you some of the sewing, but finally I finished the dress right in time for our summer party. All in all I think it looks quite okay. I really hate the polyester fabric, but for the occassion it´s acceptable. The shoes did not hurt as much as I feared, but it was enough after some hours.
The party was fun. We had an absinth bar and a Roulette table and you could pay with especially printed money.