Jul 27, 2016
Yesterday was my last day of patternmaking class: we presented our final projects and received our reviews.
You can see my jacket in motion here.
My professor loved it and asked if I would donate it so it could be used as a sample to show future students. Naturally, I said yes.
Here's a closer look at the shorts; as you can see, I tried to keep things simple and elegant.
Remember, we had to make jackets with notched collars and either a dolman or "creative" gusset sleeve, plus pants of any length. We could only use muslin and black cotton fabric. A lot of creativity on display!
A few more projects can be seen here and here.
While I am sad the class is over, I'm also grateful to have a break. The last 10 weeks (5 of draping, 5 of patternmaking) have been intense. Fall classes begin the last week of August.
Naturally, I'll be sewing just as much in the interim but, hopefully, using a lot less muslin.
Have a great day, everybody!
And for those seeking a chuckle...
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 21, 2016
Jul 19, 2016
Jul 15, 2016
Friends, this week I drafted my own pattern for a double-breasted, shawl-collared, raglan-sleeved, princess-seamed ladies jacket.
Say that ten times fast!
Jul 12, 2016
Jul 9, 2016
Jul 5, 2016
Jul 2, 2016
Jun 30, 2016
Readers, did you know this was even a thing?
Apparently Aloha shirts -- also known as Hawaiian shirts -- are often made with the printed side (what we sewers call the right side) on the inside. More muted in appearance, they are often worn for business wear. (You can read more about reverse-print Aloha shirts here).
Jun 28, 2016
Isn't that the coolest print shirting you've ever seen?
Readers, you can see me modeling my new summer outfit right this very minute by simply clicking here!
Jun 24, 2016
Jun 17, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
Jun 9, 2016
Readers, I was fabric shopping earlier in the week with an old friend -- more about her in a bit -- when I saw this sign at Fabrics For Less on 39th St. (now combined with Chic Fabrics). Behind it was a cute vintage tractor-print -- quilting cotton really -- for just $1.99 a yard. It took a few days for me to make up my mind, but I was back there this morning and grabbed, alas, the last four yards.