Posts Tagged ‘sewing’

July 29, 2014

A top from Burda in white jersey, sewn a few years ago.

Vintage necklace made out of cut peach seeds with copper links, made by a friend’s dad.

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Silk from India

July 29, 2014

 

 

My friend Joytsna went to India for vacation and got me this gorgeous pink silk fabric.

I combined it with the red floral print silk organza and used a Burda pattern to sew it.

I left the edges of the flounces unfinished and fraying on purpose, it gives it a light feel.

Picture are from Roxana’s Baptism in 2012 (I was still pregnant at that time, hence the big belly)

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Sonia’s Baptism

July 28, 2014

 

Photos from 2012 at Sonia’s Baptism. She is 2 years old now.

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The dress is made out of cotton sateen based on the same La Mia Boutique Pattern.

 

Sonia is wearing a traditional Romanian dress made by grandma with hand stitched embroidery.

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Blue

July 28, 2014

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Long lost photos of the blue silk dress with hairpin lace, silk jacket with embroidery, covered button and bound button-hole, cotton sateen dress from the cover of La Mia Boutique.

Deep Purple Drape and Floral Skirt

November 14, 2010

Deep Purple Drape and Floral Skirt, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Blouse Fabric: Rayon Jersey
Blouse Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 10/1998

The same pattern all over again… for the drape neckline top. I’ve also sewn this pattern recently in a jersey wool, green and the gray one awaits hems.

Skirt Fabric: Cotton poplin with cross grain stretch with floral pattern from JoAnns
Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 02/2008

I simplified the skirt pattern by removing the waist bands. Nice pattern for a simple pencil skirt.

I added lace under the hem line and hand stitched the hem.

Lace hem

I also added a ribbon (folded over the raw edge) for the front and back facings.

I used an invisible zipper on the side.

I turned the overlocked edges of the side seams towards the inside and sewn over.
Lace hem

Green Fleece

November 14, 2010
 

Green Fleece, originally uploaded by fmirela.

Fabric: Polartec PowerDry found at fashion fabrics club
Pattern: Burda 12/1997 – modified from a Dress, kept the top part, removed the darts added the zipper.

Photo taken on anniversary trip to Zion National Park.

Dance for Rain

November 14, 2010
 

Dance for Rain, originally uploaded by fmirela.

UV protective synthetic fabric. Really keeps me cool ;)

Pattern: Burda WOF Magazine 08/2007. Love it!

I used pearl snaps on this one.

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..
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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!

Next coat

July 22, 2010

I really like how the BurdaStyle book coat ended up. It has a somewhat military trench coat feel.

It was finished last Friday and I’ll get another chance to see it again on Monday before it is off for 18 months at BurdaStyle.

I don’t think I’m allowed to post pictures of the finished product or the sketches, so you will have to wait for the Book and it is a long wait till fall 2011. I totally think it will be worth the wait. Designers working on these projects are from 15 different countries and I’m sure every creation will be very unique. Plus the book will give everyone the opportunity to alter the patterns and recreate the designs.

I have learned/remembered a lot about sewing coats. Next time I will do all the couture touches, like in the Vogue book and next coats will be a little bit more feminine.

Armani put out an extraordinary wearable collection for fall 2010, and a lot of the colors are muted beige and creamy colors, but the cut is everything.

The latest Vogue Magazine has a page describing Beige as not being so boring when paired up with leopard print or bold colors like Red, Green or Purple (not all at once).

Who else is sewing for the book?

Coat:

http://ancien-nouveau.blogspot.com/2010/06/burdastyle-book.html

Becky: http://sew-and-so.blogspot.com/2010/07/burdastyle-book-project-part-2-mmmmm.html

Elaine: http://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/burdastyle-book-excitement-and-apprehension/

Lily: http://mirth-thehouseof.blogspot.com/

Haruna: http://netfet.blogspot.com/2010/07/burdastyle-book-work-in-progress.html

Angela Atkin: http://sewithought.com/?p=242

Blouse:

Novita: http://verypurpleperson.com/2010/06/a-busy-week-and-burdastyle-book.html

AnaJan: http://anajankovic.blogspot.com/

oonaballoona: http://oonaballoona.blogspot.com/

Julietta : http://sewionista.blogspot.com/

Dress:

CreativeMama: http://adithisammasews.blogspot.com/2010/07/excited-to-be-part-of-burdastyle-book.html

Liz: http://elily00.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/my-other-news/

Bag:

http://vivatveritas.blogspot.com/2010/07/burdastyle-book.html

Sundara: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sundarastudio

Skirt

NikkiShell: http://nikkishell.typepad.com/nikkishell/2010/07/burdastyle-book.html

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Melissa: http://www.fehrtrade.com/article/356/knipmode-summer-2010-roundup

Casey: http://blog.caseybrowndesigns.com/

Roarah: http://orchidsinmay.typepad.com/orchids-in-may/2010/07/burdastyle-book-.html

http://www.petitcitron.com/blog/

Did I miss someone? I’d like to hear who else is sewing for the book.

Zero Waste

November 13, 2009

I always try to place the patterns differently than the pattern instructions, in order to use less fabric and maybe squeeze in another top or skirt or even a belt in there.
Remember my angels blouse with all the little cut out angles reapplied to the fabric?

But check out this wonderful design for a jacket with ZERO waste: http://issuu.com/foyacollective/docs/precarious_cut_workbook

And Oh!: http://issuu.com/foyacollective/docs/wolf_sheep_workbook

What do you do with all the scraps? I have a drawer full with scrap and I don’t quilt…at least not yet.

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