Archive for August, 2010

Pictures Pending…

August 6, 2010

on many things I have sewn and not blogged about…

the hat and the midriff (not the coats and dress from those pics)

plus a top similar to the green dress with felted irises applique.

One day I will take pictures and blog…

Outdoors fabrics

August 5, 2010

My order from fashion fabrics club just arrived! Amazing fabrics from Patagonia!

Polartec PowerDry

Wool Jersey

This is just the softest light weight jersey ever.

These would make great hiking gear, but i can now envision a wool jersey dress too…I have never sewn with this kind of fabric, always thinking it will be itchy and too warm…

Hopefully I get to sew at least a blouse this weekend, before vacation.

Where do you get outdoor fabrics and what kind?

Free Patterns

August 5, 2010

Free – for this month only!!!

I’d like to know if any of you used these and some reviews would be great!

http://www.leko-mail.net/

Thanks Olga for the link!

What is it?!

August 4, 2010

Hem, originally uploaded by fmirela.

It is my coat, or bits of my coat for the BurdaStyle Book. I hope I’m not showing too much, just the details of the stitching that went into it in 5 days. Actually a day and 4 evenings.

Back vent and hem details
Back vent and hem details

Lining Pleat detail
Lining Pleat detail

Hanger chain
Hanger chain

Hem facing
Lining

I did read a lot before sewing this coat, I posted some of the links already, but just to keep it next to the photo so I’ll know what to do next time.

Nameless tutorial 2 shows how the hem facing is done: http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/nameless_tutorial_2/

http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.com/2007/12/o-casaco-leopardo-finalmente-finally.html

Have a look at Tany’s lining next to back facing and hem facing and lining.

Back vent and hem – should have sewn the hem by hand a little looser, I think I can see the sewing from the right side…
Back vent - right side
Piping and snaps
lining piping

Piping and Snaps

I made the piping myself and it is one quick and easy project: http://mirelap.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/seeeeewing/

Belt – I have to admit I’m not proud of this one…meaning, I would have liked to find some cool belt bucket or do some leather macrame, something special…oh well..
belt

Belt Look

Sleeves in this pattern were too short for me, problem solved thanks to the cuffs:
Sleeve cuff

Puffy sleeves:
Puffy Sleeve
Note to self: Leave a lot more hem allowance on the sleeves! Lot: like 15 cm more. When I added the shoulders, the sleeves got shorted with the thickness of the shoulder…Lucky my design called for cuffs, lucky I made them big.

All about sleeve-heads: http://thesewingdivas.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/sleeve-heads/

All about shoulder pads: http://tanysewsandknits.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-02-14T01:04:00Z&max-results=7

After all, I ended up buying mine, time was of the essence.

Hope there images do not give away too much and the design will still be saved for the book!

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